No. What we need is people to mind their own goddamn business. This “fat person” doesn’t seem to understand that obesity is more than just lack of exercise or eating unhealthy. Genetics, socio-economic factors, and medical conditions all play a major role in the physique of an individual.
How about we let people live the way they goddamn want to live (or have to live, in some cases), and not be a fucking asshole to them? I think that’s a lot better than this ridiculous attempt to be a “good fatty” and shame others who are looking for acceptance because they understand that their body is the way it is for a number of reasons; none of which typically deal with just being a lazy slob.
Fuck this bullshit, fuck the writer of the article, and fuck the people who agree with this ridiculousness.
EDIT: No surprise- the writer is barely fat.
EDIT 2: Also fuck all the skinny fuckasses reblogging this shit with hateful comments/concern trolling added. You people are what’s wrong with the world.
I think both sides have some good points…it’s not healthy to be fat. At least, very over weight. Some isn’t so bad, it can be healthy. You can be healthy and be fat. But on the other hand, it does take a toll on your joints as you age, and on your mind from societal pressures of being this way or that way.
This is exactly the kind of attitude I have problems with- when people bring health into it. One thing- it is no one’s concern how an adult is. No, the other side doesn’t make good points because it’s none of their damn business.
Furthermore, the medical industry is fraught with fatphobia. The truth is that fatness is 77% hereditary, and most fat people who start a diet and exercise plan fail. There have been tons of studies which show it’s possible to be fat and fit (look at some of the Olympic athletes), and that a lot of the things saying that being fat increases risk of cancer, or that it causes diabetes or heart problems are a lot of hot air.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel better about yourself. I think it’s best done in a healthful manner, but I can totally understand how hard it can be. I was a fat kid, and now I’m a fat adult. Our food was cheap and filling and bad for you. Now I’m trying to do better, but life long habits are hard to break.
I think we should be happy with ourselves, fat or skinny, but I also think we should strive to be healthier, for our own sakes, not for society, not for health insurance or whatever.
If you’re 700lbs and loving it and know the risks, more power to you. I will defend your right to be that way. If you’re 90lbs and know the risks, same deal.
Except you say later that you will not defend someone’s way to be that “fat.” So, which is it?
People spout off shit like I’m doing without seeming to really understand the long term consequences of both extremes.
I’m not saying I’m perfect. I’m still of the mentality that I’ll be fine, weight be damned. I’m slowly learning that no…I am going to get worse as I get older if I don’t stop the weight gain. If you don’t give two shits, good for you. I personally want to get in better shape because I have back and joint issues that are made worse by weight, and age. I can lose some weight, but I can’t lose some age, so I need to make the effort to get better while I’m able.
I’m sorry that your apparent weight is having a negative impact on your life. My weight isn’t. I’m pretty healthy.
If you’re a skeleton or have to be moved by a crane, and you know how bad it is, and you’re ok with it, fine. I won’t support you, because I disagree with such extremes, but I’m not going to go out of my way to stop you.
These insults are disgusting.
People seem to forget that psychological problems can cause both extremes on the weight scale. If you’re of the group that wants to be fat or thin because YOU want to and not because of body image issues or body dysmorphia or what have you, good.
People also seem to forget that harping on someone’s weight can cause some of these issues, along with anxiety disorders and mood disorders- which is why I advocate people shutting the fuck up about someone’s weight.
Those that have issues, get help, learn to be loving to yourself and accept your body as it is, and try to make it healthier. Being happy with yourself and accepting of your flaws can go a long way towards feeling better mentally, which will help you physically and lead to a better body image, not matter the size.
Being fat or being thin is NOT A FLAW. How cruel. This is the kind of behavior that makes it hard for people to accept their own bodies. You are contributing to a culture of douchebaggery.
I apologize for sounding jumbled. I took my sleeping meds and I’m a bit frazzled. I hope some of this made sense and was a worthwhile contribution.
You should apologize for sounding like an asshole.