Don’t You Realize Fat Is Unhealthy?

Don’t You Realize Fat Is Unhealthy on Shapely Prose is fat acceptance in one genius, cutting post. Kate Harding’s ten principles answer not only the trolls on her blog and the intrusive questioning and prejudice (i.e. trolls) that fat people have to deal with in real life but also the little voice in so many fat people’s heads that is internalised fat hatred.

7. Human beings deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Fat people are human beings.

8. Even fat people who are unhealthy still deserve dignity and respect. Still human beings. See how that works?

Those two points have dragged me out of some pretty nasty beliefs about myself that were masquerading as rational and unassailable facts. This post’s clarity and thorough reasoning is something solid to hold onto.

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