(via lumpy-pizza-princess)Source: ineedfatacceptance
So last week I posted the hand-written cover letter to the packet of materials my father wrote to admonish me about my obesity problem. Continuing in that vein, I want to show you that my father included about four (yes, four) different BMI charts, some from the early 1990’s and even earlier. Here’s the kicker… MOST of the materials my father sent me are from pharmaceutical companies that sell weight loss pills (none of which have been shown to work in the long term, and may in fact do more to jeopardize ones health). Not to mention I sent him a fully peer-reviewed study the last time he told me I was unhealthy about the various BENEFITS of gluteofemoral fat, which explain my low cholesterol and healthy blood sugar etc. He didn’t even listen, and replied with these truly feeble materials. And he is an endocrinologist, a supposed “scientist” who doesn’t understand the basics of scientific research. Also that explains why he doesn’t believe in evolution. My father is a complete turd. But I actually think that’s offensive to turds.
My father, concern troll extraordinaire, has been the bane of my existence my whole life. For some context, he is a racist, misogynist pig. He has also been obese his whole life until very recently, when after his 3rd heart attack, he was in an induced coma for about 6 weeks. He probably would not have survived if he had NOT been obese. Anyways, he lost a bunch of weight, and now feels qualified to give weight loss advice.
I stopped speaking with him sometime last year because he objected to my decision to study evolutionary biology and I got tired of him telling me that I needed more muslim friends. He also said I shouldn’t date anyone “working class” because I guess even though he comes from a backwards village in South Asia he thinks he is descended from royalty.
After months with absolutely no contact, I saw him at my sister’s home. His first words to me were “have you had your blood sugar checked? You’re obese.” And then he proceeded to admonish me about the health effects of obesity. My mother told him that I was completely healthy, and I tried to read him a paper about the dubious reliability of BMI. He wouldn’t listen. I then insulted him and refused to talk to him. He told my sisters that the reason I’m avoiding him is because he is telling me “the hard truth” (because apparently the only reason fat people are fat is becasue they’ve never heard about the “risks” of obesity). Anyways, he’s a narcissistic troll and everything about him is wrong.
So several months after our last exchange, I randomly got a package in the mail from him. It included several pages of outdated materials on obesity. It included ZERO peer-reviewed articles. I am going to reveal and obliterate this travesty with you all over the next few days. Here is his introductory letter:
Dear (misspelled my name),
Hope you are well. I am too.
You have a health problem with obesity, whether you like it or not. I have been treating obese people for last 30 years.
I am herewith enclosing materials on healthy eating and obesity. Read it, learn it and grow. It will help you all your life. Don’t neglect.
I am sending the same material to my cardiologist, Dr. _____. He wants to learn how to treat his weight problem.
In case anyone is interested, here’s a list of all the blogs I have blocked for being triggering, rude or body shaming assholes. Make your tags a happier place! Since it’s a pretty substaintial list, I’m putting it under a ‘read more’
Oh my goodness, that response was actually disgusting.
Preaching that they have nothing to offer because they’ve got ‘horrible personalities’ and then you say “hopefully they’ll kill themselves”, yes because that screams inner beauty.
Until last night I did not realize what a horrible lot a majority of the ‘fatspo’ community were and now I keep just being appalled further and further.
You ladies do not sound confident, you sound like bullies. You have no true grounds to dislike the thin folk so you insult them purely on their size which is exactly what your movement is supposed to be against.
Shame shame shame. Why do people feel the need to shoot other people down to feel good about themselves? I bet any money it’s not even effective.
Right, because criticizing thin people who hate fat people is the same as criticizing ALL THIN PEOPLE. That would only be true if all thin people hated fat people. No one is thin-shaming. We are fatphobe-shaming. And considering how much shit we all get from them, you only show how ignorant you are by trying to portray them as victims. If you are offended, it’s probably because you hate fat people too but don’t want anyone to point out why people like you are so threatened by fat acceptance. You try to make yourselves into the victims instead. But go ahead, be more offended by fat acceptance than fat hate, that seems reasonable to me.Source: unapologeticfatty
cybele, 6000 bce
But wait! Fat people didn’t exist before the 1980’s!
But the thin standard has existed forever! And male dominance is natural! Until recently women were universally subjugated, so you should be really grateful for how things are now and stop complaining! Ahhh, historical revisionism and the injustice it breeds.
I bet if we put a chubby girl and a thin girl in front of them, they’d go for the thin one. So don’t fucking say it just to make girls feel better, if you’re not going to stick to your own…
^^^^^This makes me so sad…and you’re definitely wrong, you can limit the definition of “chubby” to whatever arbitrary limit but in fact there are plenty of men that are turned off by skinny girls, just find nothing sexually appealing about them and yes they may have an upper weight limit but what you’re saying is that to men thinner is always better and preferable which is bullshit, some don’t like women who are less than 250 lbs and can’t get enough of the rolls and you implying that’s only some creepy corner of the internet is false because it’s fairly common. I mean, it’s stigmatized because of people saying exactly like what you said which is just fucked up. I hope you realize how offensive you are being. Maybe the real issue is that you simply can’t see the beauty in a larger figure, and believe men can’t either. Or maybe you don’t know very many men of color, or men who are not brainwashed. I dunno, but this is negative as fuck.
(via conflictedoptimism)Source: sleeplesssolitude
have shared it before, will share it again
and again, and again, and again
until it finally sinks in
Will never not reblog until people start to get this. Get over your fatphobia- it’d be healthier for everyone.
So you can put away your “it’s just I don’t think we should be supporting unhealthy lifestyles” BS now.
Not that it matters if we are healthy or not because we deserve respect and basic human decency regardless of our health. But still, this is really important. :)
Will reblog again and again and again
(via fuckyoufatshamers)Source: oliverhyde
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST! I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF THE FAT ACTIVIST COMMUNITY TRYING TO MAKE ITSELF A SAFE SPACE AND THEN WE HAVE THESE FUCKING ASSHOLE OUTSIDERS INFILTRATE IT, TRYING TO DEHUMANIZE AND OBJECTIFY OUR BODIES AND USE THEM FOR THEIR OWN BULLSHIT. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS.
It seems that there are a number of spam blogs showing up in the fatshion tag. They take pictures of fat people that they have stolen from peoples’ personal blogs (I’ve most often seen a picture of someone in a fatkini standing in the ocean giving two thumbs up) and post them along with “thinspiration” images among other images of thin bodies, and links that say things like “get in shape” which lead to a site selling a weight-loss product. At first I thought this was just one asshole stealing fat peoples’ pictures and using them for “thinspiration” and to sell weight loss products. But I’ve been seeing this more and more and I’m realizing that this is being done by MULTIPLE blogs. I’m going to start keeping an eye out for these blogs and I will keep them on a list here. I ask that everyone PLEASE block these blogs and report them for spam. Also, I want anyone who sees a spam blog like this OR any other person infiltrating the fatshion tag and making it unsafe for us to add to the list and/or message me so I can add the blog to the list. I will add more as I find them.
Fuck these people so hardSource: veeisagenderneutralname