Ultimately a backlash to the media driven “skinny” obsessed culture that became fashionable in the 60’s and that continues to reign over society and govern lives today, fat feminism’s ultimate message is that women can be healthy and happy at any size.
The truth is, its hard to know about someone’s health unless you are their doctor and have read their entire file.
Every part of your body has a function; be grateful for what your body can do.
Making someone feel beautiful does not help them in the long run, if it’s at the expense of their health. The same is true of extremely thin models.
The article “6 Things I Don’t Understand About the Fat Acceptance Movement” is an interesting read for several reasons…
I have not lived in many other countries in my life, but I have done it enough to know that America is exceptional in its general permissiveness about obesity and ill health.
Fat people start to believe that it is their obligation to hate themselves, a message that is reinforced by a multi-billion dollar diet industry, the entertainment industry, the White House, and a whole contingent of people who believe that passing judgment on every aspect of a fat person’s life is their right.
For those who shame other people, it would seem they struggle with narcissism taken to the worst degree, and I think that largely stems from insecurities from being subject to that very environment themselves.
We need to forget the notion that it’s somehow acceptable for long-discriminated against groups to now justifiably exercise hateful words and actions against the groups that have previously, and often still do, oppress and belittle them.