I get really tired of

I get really tired of the “you’re fat so you’re going to die young” articles. Yes, I do believe there are health risks, but they are overstated to an extreme degree in our society. After so many articles, it becomes propaganda. Even a self-fulfulling prophecy. Here are 24 days of articles. Nearly an article a day–and that’s just one source. If you doubt fat people get hammered, next time your in the check-out line I have a challenge for you: find more than one women’s magazine without a weight-loss article. Even one is rare. It isn’t about health. It never was about health. It’s about phobia. Hatred.

Roseanne did us a favor. By saying we should be gassed, she puts fatism in the context of extreme bigotry. That’s exactly where it belongs.

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