The overwhelming majority of fat people have made the choice to not do what is necessary to change a situation which is hazardous to their health, wasteful of resources, and visually repellent
The idea of "fat pride" is ludicrous. It's like being proud of drinking until you get cirrhosis of the liver, or smoking until you get emphysema, or whoremongering until your brain rots from syphilis. It's like "meth addict pride".
People who are discriminated against for their weight are obese. Obesity is a medical condition, and while no one should be discriminated against for it, it's ludicrous in the extreme to want to form a pride movement to honor that obesity. This is a medical condition that should be avoided and fought against
posted by Hat Maui to Etiquette/Policy at 3:23 AM (836 comments total)
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i stand amazed at (some members of) metafilter's ugly ignorance. i have noticed this undercurrent before of self-righteous nastiness toward fat people. never have i seen it so blatantly expressed in one thread. PEOPLE: IT IS NOT OKAY TO HATE ON FAT PEOPLE. if you think people choose to be fat, if you think fat people need to hear your disgust at their fatness, if you feel superior to fat people because you are not fat, if you think fat people are fat because they are lazy, immoral pigs, YOU ARE COMPLETELY FUCKING WRONG. sorry for yelling... it's just, damn, that is some ugly shit in that thread. those of you that expressed disdainful sentiments about the fat -- i encourage you to say that stuff out loud, even to yourself, or go ahead, say it to an overweight loved one. do you hear yourself?