Thanks for reading. I would recommend checking out this article I wrote:
You’re Not Concerned About Fat People’s Health
Couched within all of this “concern” is the not-so-subtle suggestion that I am not only unhealthy, but also a complete…
Here’s a small excerpt:
There’s a difference between having health risks and having actual health problems. Plenty of “obese” people are legitimately healthy. Many of us run, do yoga, go to the gym, eat salads, and do all the things you assume we must not be doing.
People do things every day that carry some level of risk and don’t get judged or ostracized for it. Yes, sometimes being fat has health risks. So what? Driving a car has health risks, and no one is questioning whether we should give up cars. Consuming legal drugs like caffeine has health risks, but strangers don’t come up to me, concerned about my heart, and tell me I should stop drinking coffee.
Even if being fat 100% had negative consequences for every single fat person, that makes no difference to the idea that fat people deserve to be treated like human beings.
I suppose my suggestion would be to think about this: when you say “However, doesn’t being overweight…” what is the however implying? Is the however implying that my articles are well written, however, being fat is still bad?