This needed to be made rebloggable.
Instead of all fat people losing weight, all people who have a bias against fat people could pull their heads out of their asses and it would have the same effect. Also, while there is no intervention proven to lead to successful long-term weight loss, a colorectal head extraction does seem possible for most people.
Ragen is practically pushing me down to road to loving myself. Having hated my body for my whole life, I’m a-ok with that!
+++ Pulling your head out of your ass does not require medical intervention or added healthcare cost.
Why is it accepted that some people who eat a ton of food can stay thin, but not accepted that some people who eat a small amount of food can be fat?
Since thin people get diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, why is becoming thin suggested as a cure?
Why bother using BMI as a substitute for metabolic health measures when we can easily test metabolic health measures?
Doctors treat thin people for joint pain with options other than weight loss, why don’t they give fat people those same treatments?
Why do we believe that doing unhealthy things (liquid diet, smoking, urine injections coupled with starvation, stomach amputation) will lead to a healthy body?
If the diet industry’s product actually “cured fatness”, wouldn’t their profits be going down instead of up as more and more people were permanently thin?
Isn’t it medically unethical to prescribe something without telling your patients that it works less than 5% of the time with a much greater chance at leaving you heavier and less healthy than when you started?
Why do people continue to think that shaming people will lead them to health?
Why do we accept wide variations in things like foot and hand size, nose and lip shape etc. but expect every body to fit into a very narrow proportion of height and weight?
If weight gain isn’t proven to cause diabetes, high blood pressure etc., why would weight loss be recommended as a cure?
Since weight loss ads have to carry a “results not typical” warning, shouldn’t doctors have to give patients a similar warning?
Why do people take the time to come to my blog and make death threats?
Does anyone really succeed at hating themselves healthy? If so is it worth it?
If we’ve been prescribing dieting since the 1800s and still can’t prove that it works, shouldn’t we be trying something else?
How is it possible that suggesting that healthy habits are the best chance for a healthy body is controversial?
^CAN I GET AN AMEN. Thank you Jesus this chart is out here. AMEN.
Apologies should be saved for worthy occasions, like hurting someone’s feelings or using your roommate’s toothbrush on accident—not for existing. Life is too short. You can hate your body for all kinds of reasons; it’s a battle and a choice, to accept and embrace, or reject and hate. I know it’s more complicated than that, but to simplify things that’s how I feel, and right now I’m having fun!
anyone who sees stretch marks/scars/fat/etc and judges you for it is dealing with their own demons and you shouldn’t value their opinion
it’s like looking at mountains, products of a geographical drama going on for as long as there has been a fucking crust on the earth, becoming disgusted by how craggy and solid and vast they are because you are so fleshy and vulnerable and quantifiable, and demanding mountains to change (not realizing they have been changing and will be changing and it’s out of your control).
so maybe then you just begin to de-value the mountains and litter all over them and camp on them and then start a fire and walk away, maybe you introduce invasive species because the integrity, the beauty of the landscape doesn’t matter to you because it won’t change for you and recognize you.
but it goes on being a mountain (or acne or moles or stretch marks or “discolorations” or fat or scars) because it is a moutain
to clarify, fat bodies aren’t mountains, but shaming stretch marks or scars or adipose tissue is shaming personal geography — you don’t wound the things you see, you wound the bearer of those things. you fuck with them by fucking with the vehicle they use to experience pain and pleasure or nothing, a vehicle with which they have every right to change or not change or hide or show without any regard for you. even if they’re seasoned enough to weather the judgment, other folks, who see you in the act of judging, may not be. degrading one person almost always degrades other people too, implicitly. there are always consequences.
love this so much
“Real women have curves” was a marketing slogan thought up to sell people overpriced, ill-fitting pants. It does NOT promote body positivity – it only perpetuates body policing by turning the tables on people who don’t fit into yet another arbitrary ideal.
The job is to BUST THE FUCKING PARADIGM APART, not shift it a little bit toward the fat side. The job is to remind people, bodies are not public property and your opinion about an individual’s body is only an opinion, not a valid judgment of their worth as a human being. The JOB is to destroy systemic oppression of nonconforming, rebellious bodies no matter what those bodies look like.
Job Number One; Destroying the Paradigm, Not Shifting It