Why do you think you can tell anyone about your own?
The problem with placing fat as opposite to thin is fat people are defined as copies of one singular character. This turns the idea of traits in opposition into people in opposition with each other.
Whilst I’m at it, I keep hearing people say fatness is a body type. It is not. All body types are fat, medium and slim. It’s just that probably the spread of types that varies. There is no fat type.
All shapes, phenotypes, heights, metabolic types (yes, fast and slow) physical/mental abilities etc., are fat, medium, slim and thin.
I hate comments like “I don’t support fat shaming but obesity is too often overlooked and excused!”
What does “excuse” even mean? Who’s excusing me?
I guess every time I interact with people they have to forgive my fat before we can communicate.
Thanks for saying this. I have never had an “excuse” for being fat in my life. For most of it I blamed myself. When I re-claimed ownership of my body from the obesity pseudo science, I was not interested in blame.
What can you do with people who cannot get beyond their own paradigms? Alas, very little.
It takes real discipline to be able to accept the perception that you’re wrong. It takes real discipline to endeavour to try to make that right. Fat people you have discipline, your existence as a fat person has been all about discipline.
Self acceptance is hard. Detaching yourself from the anti fat messages around you, even harder.
But never forget, you’ve already done things that are just as hard, if not harder. Your capacity for discipline is way above par. Just look at how much trouble others have admitting they were wrong, about you.