I’m sorry, but where exactly did you see me beating myself up about my weight? This entire piece is about moving away from that kind of thinking into body acceptance and working towards equality for people of any size. I suppose you’re trying to be helpful by giving me a history lesson, but you’re also assuming that I’m uneducated and don’t know these things already.
I don’t really need anybody to tell me that it’s not my fault. In fact, I don’t need strangers to condescend to me or treat me like some poor person that needs coddling.
Your entire comment focuses strangely on women. Why is this? There are lots of men who are also fat and face the same types of discrimination because of their bodies.
Just FYI, many fat people I know would much rather you refer to them as fat than overweight, which implies that there is some weight we should be equal to or under, or obese. If you want to honor your patients in their chart notes, perhaps you should either just write how much they weigh, which is empirical, or ask them how they’d prefer it be noted.
Also, regarding BMI: if you admit that BMI is irrelevant, WHY are you still using it to note that patients are obese in their charts?? This make no sense.
Thank you for reading, but please consider the idea that fat people are not looking for reassurance or special treatment, we just want to be treated like everybody else.