It’s not my fault that you don’t understand how to write something that clearly establishes what you were meaning to say. No where in your rant did you talk about how healthy foods need to be cheaper and readily made accessible to everyone. Instead, it looked a whole hell of a lot like shaming fat people for not buying healthy foods.
I’m not a fucking journalist, it’s a RANT. And I’ve been talking about it for weeks now. I didn’t see the point in saying stuff I’ve already said. It’s a fucking blog, not an editorial for a magazine.
For someone who’s apparently part of the fat acceptance community, you also don’t seem to even understand a lot of the problems. You sit there and point out that over half of Americans are apparently fat, but don’t bother to mention that this is based on the BMI scale, which has been proven again and again to be an unacceptable way to measure health in regards to weight. You talk about how there is an “obesity epidemic” going on, but fail to mention how beauty standards have forced what is considered a normal, healthy size to now be considered overweight.
Actually I do understand it. I’m talking about the obesity epidemic, because I’m pissed about the health ramifications I’m currently going through, as a direct result of my terrible diet, and subsequent obesity, as a child.
I’m not here to talk about the media, and it’s ridiculous standard of beauty. I’m here to rant about how unhealthy America is, and the fact that NO ONE WANTS TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT.
You have people pushing for acceptance of our culture, and then you have people pushing diet programs like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, that are terrible. They aren’t particularly heathy, their long term success rates are pretty much non-existent, and their fucking expensive to boot.
No where do you see people actually trying to fix anything.
You talk about how body acceptance landed you in the hospital, as if that’s everyone’s experience. I’m 5’7” and I weigh about 300lbs. I’m fat. Really fat. I fall into the morbidly obese category. You know what else I am? Perfectly healthy. Is this what everyone experiences? No. Of course not.
No, thats not everyones experience. But it’s really silly to pretend like most people aren’t going to be feeling those ramifications, at some point in their lives.
No, being obese in itself, is not unhealthy. But many of the main contributing factors to obesity areunhealthy.
I may have started getting sick earlier in my life than most people would, but my story is not an isolated one. It’s actually really common.
You can’t just say “HEY A LOT OF US OBESE PEOPLE ARE HEALTHY.” Because, it might be true now. It might be true for you forever. I, very obviously, know nothing about your health. But should we not address the health issues on the rise, and the risk factors that are a reality for millions of obese people, because *you* are perfectly healthy?
But I’m also not ranting on tumblr, blaming others for my own choices, and saying that the fat acceptance movement is bad because it teaches fatties that it’s okay to love their body- and I don’t give a shit what you “meant,” because what you “meant” isn’t at all what you said.
I said, very clearly, that loving your body is important no matter what size you are.
I also made it very clear that my problem was not with body love, but with teaching people to accept an unhealthy lifestyle.
I may have left other stuff out, assuming that people weren’t going to put words into my mouth, but those two points are pretty fucking clear. If you can’t see them, maybe you should read it again. It’s not “read between the lines” shit. I outright said those things.
You keep saying that America is unhealthy and we need to fix it. No, what we need to do is fucking stop shaming fat people because of how they live their lives.
NO ONE SAID WE SHOULD SHAME FAT PEOPLE. WHY WOULD I BE ADVOCATING FOR PEOPLE TO SHAME ME?
If you don’t want to care about the health of the overall population? FINE. Good for fuckin’ you. But stop trying to make me out to be a terrible person because I care that the life expectancy in the US is going down.
Even if we lived in some utopia where good food was made readily available and all that jazz- it still would not be okay to shame fat people for being fat. Is it NEVER okay to tell someone that they need to be “fixed” or they need to “take care of themselves” because you don’t like fat people.
Stop pretending like I don’t like fat people. It’s ludicrous. I am fat. The only thing I care about is improving the wellbeing of my country.
Maybe you don’t care about the greater well-being, but I fucking do. And I’m going to talk about it whether you like it or not.