As I’ve been posting all these “fatties aren’t necessarily unhealthy!” pieces, I’ve been meaning to address the fact that even if they were, it would still not be okay to hate them, because health is not a fucking moral issue.
Fortunately, The Rotund did that brilliantly today, so I don’t have to.
People make unhealthy choices every day. Fat people, thin people, in-between people. They eat undercooked meat, they don’t sleep enough, they indulge in the drug of their choice (nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, whatever). They use blow dryers on their hair (do you have any idea what that sort of heat can do to your hair?) and makeup on their face and deodorant in their armpits.
They wear clothes washed in detergents that are full of chemicals. They eat food grown with pesticides. They walk under the open sky and do not wear sun screen.
There are risk factors involved in BEING ALIVE.
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