I wish the tone police would just physically mail me citations rather than messaging me daily. It’s getting old.
Feel free to try and make an example out of this one — you won’t be able too anyway.
I once feared that people would start shifting to your cause and actually start believing in the odd and deranged concept that is “thin privilege”. Curiously (and to my great relief), the opposite is happening. Almost everyone I talk to is baffled and amused by fat activists and their strange ideas. Places like http://www.reddit.com/r/fatpeoplestories/ are starting to pop up so normal people can communicate their disapproval of fat activists like yourself, and share stories of unpleasant encounters with the breed of fat people who share your opinions. Fat people who, I might add, are fat because they’re hopelessly addicted to food and have removed themselves from any and all personal accountability. Obviously “genetics” does not play a roll in this to the extent that any fat activist would like to think it would, nor do thyroid conditions, or any other of the ridiculous excuses that I’ve head about.
So — congratulations; congratulations on being a beacon of lies and stupidity who stands to keep suffering people in suffering and aspires to lead healthy people into mistaken views. If you really want to fight oppression, tell people how oppressive it is to never count on your body to carry you where you need to go without feeling like it’s going to fail halfway through, or how oppressive it is to never have the girl/guy you want because the world knows fat is disgusting but you’re still trying to fool yourself, or how oppressive it is to die at the ripe old age of forty because your body just couldn’t take it anymore. Obese people don’t need regular people to oppress them, they’ve already got an outrageous appetite, a willingness to engage in endless self deception, and a twenty four hour McDonald’s down the street.
So, uh, remember all the hooplah before slavery was abolished in the US? It was just a little civil war.
Remember the commotion before gay marriage got to the accepted level it has in today’s society? (and still has a ways to go) Yeah, that too.
Even trans and other movements are garnering friction. Fat acceptance will be especially hard since it’s so well ingrained in our culture.
Anyway, here’s a nice fact list on health that you won’t read because you’re a close-minded bigot with nothing better to do than write smug emails to people that actually make good use of their time.
Stay angry, hater, that lets me know I’m doing things right ;) The body acceptance revolution will come, and you’ll be remembered as being on the losing side.