This AWESOME video from Melissa A. Fabello, writer for Everyday Feminism, is one of my inspirations for this particular call to action.
In this video, Fabello notes that women spend 21 minutes a day body shaming and thinking about dieting. That's two hours a week!
I encourage you to invest your time and money this year in causes and goals that really matter, like existentially matter.
3. Participating in the diet industrial complex solidifies structural inequality.
Fabello talks about this in her video, too. Obsessing about food and spending money on our bodies is one way in which females experience inequality. Make-up is expensive and so are diet pills. Women spend a lot of time and money on their "body projects" as Fabello calls them. That's time and money that could be spent closing the pay gap.
Also, what lies behind our desire to be thinner? Who are the beautiful people? Many times beautiful people are white and upper middle class. In learning to love all bodies, we can learn to love a more pluralistic society.
So, unless you'd like to gain weight,waste your time, and contribute to the patriarchy, please don't resolve to lose weight.