Once again the BSA just can’t stand to NOT spread hate, discrimination and intolerance! The BULLY Scouts of America have done it again!
Using weight to define health is inaccurate, unscientific prejudice. It directly fuels discrimination in the workplace, from insurers, in medical care, and in social interactions. The war on so-called “obesity” [sic] is a war on fat people. Doctors already exhibit dangerous levels of weight bias. Fat people deserve care, not condemnation. Correlation≠causation. Behavior≠BMI. Weight≠health. Hate is not good for public health.
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If you’re a smaller fat person and you embrace the word fat and use it descriptively and lovingly, that’s awesome. I just hope that you think about your big fat friends who can’t use weight limited gym equipment, are denied visas to countries, denied life saving operations, and…
A note to the girls who fly the fat flag even though they aren’t fat, just a little soft. Its not about you FEELING fat, it is about BEING fat. And if you can buy clothes at a store without hitting the plus size department every fucking time, you are not fat. You are not helping the fat acceptance thing, you are claiming something that isnt yours. Body acceptance and self love is one thing, but dont touch the F word if you aren’t part of the F club.
^^^^^This is SOOOO True! I see so many people on Tumblr that are flying the F flag and they clearly are NOT fat. If you are a size 12 - you are NOT fat, size 14 - NOT fat, size 16 - NOT fat, size 18 - still NOT fat….even if you are super short. If you can walk into any department store, find your size on a rack and pay regular prices for an outfit, then you are NOT fat! If however you HAVE to (NOT a choice, NOT a decision, but a mandate based on your clothing size) shop in the “plus size” section or have to go to a specialty store and pay exorbitant amounts of money for the same pair of pants that a size 0-18 can and does get for a “deal”, then you can proudly fly your F flag. It doesn’t stop and end with clothing though! There are soooo many other areas of life that are affected - medical conditions, medical care, health insurance, seat belts, VISAs, plane seats, furniture, the list goes on and on….so if you think you are fat because you wear a bigger size than you want to or a bigger size than a girl on a magazine cover, get some perspective!
Body acceptance is for EVERYONE - celebrate it, embrace it!
FAT acceptance is for FAT people! STOP claiming something that IS NOT YOURS!!!!!!
You don’t get to bounce back and forth between the two worlds (Fat and chubby/average size) as it fits your needs, suits your mood, enhances your blog or feeds your power/insecurity.
Check your privilege and stop claiming something that isn’t yours!
A friend of mine is doing some research work for a final paper at her university. She’s doing work around fat issues, particularly cultural/public perceptions. If you could fill this out and reblog, it would be really helpful. It’s pretty short and should only take ten minutes or so, but there’s spaces for extra comments so it may take longer.
[Warning: Some of the questions in here ask you to rate certain statements with strongly agree, somewhat agree, etc. They may be potentially triggering for fat-shaming]
Please fill this out and reblog - the more responses the more accurate the data. I know the person who is writing this paper….trust me, your answers will help to change the world!
All scales should come with this disclaimer, but since they don’t….ALL children, teens, adults, boys, girls, men, women, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters should know this and BELIEVE it!