This is Thin Privilege: In order for the vast majority of fat people to lose a significant…
In order for the vast majority of fat people to lose a significant amount of weight they’d need to put an effort/amount of time equivalent to a part-time job, and, frankly, it’s entirely and completely unfair to require people with ‘wrong’ size bodies to work a thankless unpaid part-time job…
I would like to completely, 100% vouch for the truth in this. When I lost close to 100 lbs, it was EXACTLY like having a part-time job. EXACTLY. I’m not saying something you want badly enough SHOULDN’T be work or you SHOULDN’T have to “earn” it, but the fact that I easily had to put in 20+ hours a week bothering with weight loss was crazy. Luckily(?), I was unemployed at the time so I wasn’t killing myself doing it. But not everyone is that lucky(?) to have that kind of time to dedicate to that.
It was also expensive since I had to up my exercise classes and buy new food. Maybe those were healthy lifestyle choices, but that doesn’t change the fact one bit that it was expensive and, considering the social class lines drawn along “fat” lines, that’s not helping anyone. It’s not easy nor should it be expected of someone to completely rearrange their damn life around losing weight so they can stop taking shit from the entire fucking world. No. Just no.
is it crazy that this just made me fucken cry? idec