As you might guess, this movement is coming out of gender feminism because it’s only fat women who are up in arms about the fact that people think they look gross. Fat men don’t even get to weigh in, so to speak.
I don’t talk much about fatties on here because I honestly don’t care much one way or the other about them. And if you are fat due to medication, you have my sympathy. I was on a drug that made me gain 47 pounds, and it all melted off as soon as I went off the drug. All the eating less and exercising more BS didn’t do a darn thing to arrest the process.
Other than that, I doubt if there are many excuses for being fat. There are tribes where not one person is fat. There are communities in the Solomon Islands where a recent study of 3,500 residents found only fattie, and he had just spent some time in the city. In the cases of fat-free and low-fat communities, guess what? It’s all down to diet. 100% of it. And a lot of it seems to have to do with salt and processed, canned foods.
I have an acquaintances at and outside of work who were extremely fat, and I liked them just fine. Of course they were men. I don’t really care if a guy is fat, except that he is committing suicide by fork, which is mystifying.
I don’t care too much about fat women either other than I don’t want to date them. I have even had sex with a few fatties in my time. They were actually pretty good fucks.
On the other hand, I am not really fat. My BMI is ~25. I am supposedly overweight at 179, but due to my thin body type, I don’t even look fat even when I am overweight according to my mother. Lately it has been hovering around 183, so I figure I can accept it if a woman I want to date is up to 5 pounds overweight.
Other than that though, if I’m not fat, why can’t I put limits on fat women as far as dating? I figure if one is handsome, one can place an order for attractive women. If one is not overweight, one can say “no fat chicks.” What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, and one should not be a hypocrite. If you are fat yourself, you have no right to demand that the women you date be slim. If you are not an attractive man, why are you demanding fashion models? On the other hand, the successful have a right to be picky, as they have earned it. I starve myself all the time. You think this is easy or fun?
I have had women who wanted to date me burst into tears when I told them “no go” over their weight. It was pretty hard for me to take, so I have some sympathy. Like I said, it is not an issue that I want to spend a lot of time talking about. Perhaps some of my commenters, male or female, are fat. If they are, I could care less. I figure that’s their problem.
But one thing I have noticed about fatties is most of them aren’t exactly starving themselves. In fact, they tend to pig out on fattening foods rather grotesquely. A fattie on a starvation diet gets my sympathy. One who constantly has their nose in the trough gets no such pass. Sorry.
Fat acceptance is stupid. We already do a lot of it anyway as White middle class society is getting more and more porked out. I grew up around a lot of fatties and even had a fattie who was my best friend for many years. In fact, we are still close, and he is still fat. In White middle class communities, most people seem to be pretty nice to fatties. After all, there are so many of the heifers about that people figure you might as well be nice. So I am not sure if I believe that they are constantly getting fat-bashed.
White society seems to have a resigned attitude about it as it such an omnipresent problem. We have fatties in most of our extended families, often people we love very much who are some of our closest relatives. There are fatties all around us, at work, at parties, next door, at the store, they’re everywhere, blotting out the sun, waddling down the isle, turning sideways to make it through doorways,clogging the arteries of our metropolitan byways. If your community looks like an industrial hog farm, that is pretty sorry, but there is no point in being mean.
“Fat acceptance” is another kooky Identity Politics issue coming out of the West where the Cultural Left has declared war on being normal. Other societies don’t share our kindness in this regard.
However, I do think that health is an important issue. Bottom line is turning yourself into a human dirigible is simply bad for your health. Very bad for your health. In fact, we now have a whole disease epidemic unfolding in our country because we can quit stuffing our faces. The toll im disease, disability, suffering and death cannot be measured, and the monetary cost is high too.
When you say no fat-shaming, you are saying that human beach balloons should never be told, even as kindly as possible, that they are gorging themselves to death. We stage interventions for dopers. We refer drunks to AA. Why is being obese so different?
Fatness is not something that should be accepted. Tolerated, ok. Treated with kindness but frankness, sure. Celebrated or told that they are just fine the way they are? Um, no. Bad idea.