TW: Weight loss discussion
if anyone mentions weight loss, or a desire to lose weight, they are reminded that it’s ‘ok to be bigger too’…
Yes it is. It’s also ok to be skinny and want to be skinnier too.
If a skinny person said ‘I’ve gained a stone, just half a stone to gain until my goal weight!’ would you hear people say ‘it’s ok to be skinny too’?
I doubt it.
Stop skinny prejudice.
Sorry, but what world do you live in that everyone responds to personal weight-loss rhetoric with “it’s okay to be bigger too”?
My fat body has never received that kind of validation when I used to vocalize my desire to lose weight in the past. In fact, quite the opposite - “I need to lose weight” was often followed by a comment like “well yeah, wouldn’t hurt” or “I know this or that diet that will help” or “yeah, you could definitely stand to lose a few pounds”…
NEVER ever ever ever was I ever told “You know, your body is okay - just as it is. It is okay to be bigger. You are fine.”
That may happen now in the fat acceptance community, on this blog and other places like it - but it exists in these safe spaces because we are counteracting a culture that tells and yells at us from every single angle “your body is not right” “you need to lose weight” “fat is unhealthy”, so on and so forth.
Fat oppression exists. The repercussions and hate towards fat people and the attitudes toward obesity in society far exceed cultural attitudes towards thin people. All bodies are good bodies and I stand behind the fact that every body is meant to be as it is, thin bodies deserve to be shown love and support for their existence just as fat bodies do.
But don’t sit there and tell me thin privileged folks need and deserve MORE validation and support than fat folks, that fat folks are getting more support than the thin privileged, that we’re facing less oppression and hate.
If that were the case, I wouldn’t be here fighting against it every single day.