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It’s not so much food obsessed fat characters that get on my nerves. It’s the projection of other people’s obsession with fat people’s supposed obsession with food crowding out everything else.
Personality, character, intellect or any perspective that comes from being fat.
I’d like to see some more irreverence from characters who don’t give a damn about received opinion. I’ve found being fat has given me a sense of distance from what’s politique or nice as we are often excluded from its niceties.
I’ve spent much of my life feeling outright arch.
Well, if you aren’t part of bullshit pieties, why should you have to acknowledge them or give much of a crap? Why should you feel duty bound to shore them up?
Let those who benefit from them act in their own interests, whilst getting all po-faced pretending its all about morality.
Its premise deals in the assumption that fat people are motivated solely by rage, anger and resentment towards haters or those who enable them. Well, when people hurt you or standby and say nothing, it is reasonable to have strong reactions to that.
I get this is not supposed to be insulting and that some fat people can trade in this or appear to. But I dislike people assigning meanings to physical size in this way. I am the size I am despite or because of -depending on your view-spending a lot of time trying to be slim.
There’s no rebellion in recognising that didn’t work. The choice is not fat or slim. The choice is to acknowledge my body as is, or not. I choose to acknowledge it. The same way other people are more likely to take for granted. It’s as much a mental health issue as anything.
If I wish to be defiant, I wouldn’t use body size.
It simply wouldn’t occur.
Most fat people have grown up focused on trying to lose weight. Over the longer term this means disassociating from your body as a show of ‘good faith’. A way of showing that you’re serious about becoming slim.
This means many fat people grow up rejecting their bodies, as if they do not exist. Like when you blank someone and refuse to acknowledge their presence.
The acceptance of your body therefore is a restoration of your body to your conscious awareness. It is a restoration of part of yourself. If you’ve only ‘felt fat’ things like this would be under your radar.
When people say that for instance, allowing respect for ones body to be restored-for example- is “oppressive”, putting way too much stress on the individual, I’m not sure what to feel.
FP have been told our whole lives, you are fat and you are 100% to ‘blame’/responsible for that. End of story. Everyone was in on that. Everyone was there for that. Yet someone we are not expected to have been affected by it? Is that because they’ve told themselves we never listened, because we didn’t become slim?
I can assure you, we took it to heart. It’s the premise on which many of us operated from our formative years. Even if it was interrupted in other spheres of our lives, it was still a dominant and ever present theme for many.
Are people not aware that this feeling of not being 100% responsible for the way they think about themselves might be to do with never having been forced to act as if it is?