In this case, “LOL” stands for living out loud and getting the last laugh. LOLfats attempt to reclaim our decapitated images.
The caption was inspired by the description of a living book, Fat Person, from the extremely cool Living Library project, Aussie version:
I think one of the biggest “light bulb” moments in my life was when I realised that I am not a broken thin person. I’m a person with feelings, dreams and aspirations – and those don’t all revolve around the size or shape of my body.
I learned about the project from Big Fat Blog’s guest post by rainalee. If you haven’t read the series on her experience as a living book, I highly recommend it.
I also remember hearing somewhere that “men are failed women at birth.” Whether that is true or not, it’s wildly offensive and negating. Akin to saying a lesbian is a “failed straight person.” Just no.