I’m not pretending anything, sugarplum. Unlike smoking, alcohol, or drug abuse, being fat is a state of being that your body is in, while those other three are documentedly harmful activities to do to your body. You know what else is harmful? Verbally abusing fat people because you think you have the fucking right to do so, when in fact, our bodies are none of your business.
Of course, eating a lot of unhealthy food, and having an inactive lifestyle isn’t going to lead to a whole lot of bodily wellness. But what you’re forgetting (or, more accurately, purposefully ignoring) here, is that plenty of fat people do just that! They put good food in, put a normal level of physical activity out, and they’re still fat?!?! What?!
Bodies are different. They do different things, react to nutrition and exercise and medications and hormones and environmental factors and everything differently.
And finally, “overweight?” Over what weight? The weight of the fattest woman you’ve ever seen in a magazine or on T.V.? Over the acceptable weight of a scale that does not take into account muscle mass, and is confirmed to be flawed? Or the weight of what you deem low enough to make someone a valuable person?
Maybe you should examine how and why you value people, before coming into my askbox and telling me I “have a problem.”
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