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Text: “Over what weight? It’s not polite. It’s stigmatizing. Use ‘fat’ instead.”
…or maybe check to make sure you use the term the person prefers?
I know a kid who uses “person of size” and thought I object to it on the basis of it being essentially a hijacking of the “POC” term it’s a good example of different people favoring different labels.
“Person of size” is much different than saying “overweight.” It’s much closer to saying fat. “Overweight” has an inherent judgment, a suggestion that a fat person is wrong-bodied.
There are plenty of ways of describing a fat body without using a stigmatizing term like “overweight.” Again, an individual can call themselves whatever they like, but I don’t have to use that word even in reference to them, and I don’t have to be okay with their use of that word given its inherent negative judgment of fat bodies.