- Eat it
- Eat it all
- It’s the season of pumpkin and cranberry and peppermint everything
- Fuck the magazines that try and guilt you with the “Christmas 8” or whatever they’ve made up
- And fuck anyone who chirps at you and asks “do you REALLY need that second helping of green bean casserole?”
- Oh and cupcakes make a great cheap/last minute gift for any occasion (you can even make them vegan!)
Congratulations you have all the tools you need to deal with holiday food this year.
After reading “10 Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy” this one passage left an impact on me:
My college theater professor once told me
that despite my talent,
I would never be cast as a romantic lead.
We do plays that involve singing animals
and children with the ability to fly,
but apparently no one
has enough willing suspension of disbelief
to go with anyone loving a fat girl.
Girl, I just proved them wrong. In the end, my character swoops in to get the guy. And it’s an open happy ending for the two.
Dear Cosmo: Fuck you.
I will not take sex tips from you on how to please a man you think I do not deserve.
In “Pitch Perfect,” Rebel Wilson’s character Amy goes by “Fat Amy.” She does this, she says, so “twig bitches” don’t call her fat behind her back. Wilson has a significant role in the movie and wields her deadpan comedic style with great aplomb but her size is still a plot point. Her size cannot go unacknowledged the way body size is unacknowledged for her slimmer costars. Wilson also recently starred in “Bachelorette,” where during the first half of the movie, her character, Becky’s size was a major plot point and a source of much of the movie’s humor. In the movie, Becky is getting married to an attractive, successful man and her three best friends Regan, Gena, and Katie simply can’t believe Becky, as the overweight friend, is the one to get married first. On the night of the bachelorette party, Regan and Katie try to fit into Becky’s dress while Gena takes a picture for Facebook because nothing is funnier, I imagine, than humiliating the bride to be. When the dress rips, the rest of the movie is spent with the three bridesmaids trying to right a wrong borne out of cruelty.
Its the creation of an alternative fiction that is supposed to replace reality.
When the authorities insist, if you exercise and eat a balanced diet you’ll be slim. That is wishful thinking. It is a fiction they claim to be true. It makes things neat, simple and wrong.
It requires the belief that slim people eat certain kinds of things and not others. And that fat people eat other kinds of things that slim people do not eat.
And slim people are active, fat people inactive.
If anyone wants to eat what for them is a balanced diet, all well and good. They may remain the same, lose weight they may even become slim. But it is also true that eating a diet made of of overly processed foods, can also co-exist with becoming fatter, thinner or neither.
Certainly, not being particularly active doesn’t necessarily make you fat/ter or stop you from becoming slimmer, nor does activity necessarily lessen your weight.
We have all participated in this experiment, especially fat people. We’ve tested whether years or even a lifetime of calorie restriction and increased expenditure will make you slim.
This is the result. The so called ‘obesity’ crisis fat haters are whining about.
Anyone denying that, is engaging in delusion. That’s asserting fantasy in the face of reality, that’s what its called.
Poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle do cause health problems, in people of all sizes. This is why it’s so fucking crucial to separate the concept of “obesity” from “eating crap and not exercising.” The two are simply not synonymous — not even close — and it’s not only incredibly offensive but dangerous for thin people to keep pretending that they are. There are thin people who eat crap and don’t exercise — and are thus putting their health at risk — and there are fat people who treat their bodies very well but remain fat. Really truly.
Last night, I counted no fewer than four fat jokes on your broadcast, in which you used derogatory terms for overweight people or otherwise referenced their body weight in a, well, not-so-nice manner.
I understand the need to mercilessly dress down the idiocy and idiots in Washington and throughout American politics: that’s what The Daily Show does best. It’s why your show wins praise from liberals, disdain from conservatives, and oh yes, Emmys.
Perhaps part of me is just a little sensitive about this subject, being overweight myself. But really, fat jokes — including calling people “fat pieces of shit” — have no place on your otherwise fine TV show.
You and your writers are smarter than that: your research staff is unequaled, and your producers are whip-smart and resourceful and clever and a whole bunch of other awesome adjectives. Your audience, myself included, look to your show for unrivaled wit and insight on current events and thus don’t expect you to launch into spurts of ad hominem attacks. Which, quite frankly, is what you did on four separate occasions last night.
There’s plenty of other reasons to dislike Chris Christie, as well as paparazzi on the street. Go after their politics and go after their work practices — that’s completely understandable and in most cases deserved.
But going after people because they’re fat?
That’s well beneath you, sir. And I think you know that too.
YES to everything but the death threats.
Why is it accepted that some people who eat a ton of food can stay thin, but not accepted that some people who eat a small amount of food can be fat?
Since thin people get diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, why is becoming thin suggested as a cure?
Why bother using BMI as a substitute for metabolic health measures when we can easily test metabolic health measures?
Doctors treat thin people for joint pain with options other than weight loss, why don’t they give fat people those same treatments?
Why do we believe that doing unhealthy things (liquid diet, smoking, urine injections coupled with starvation, stomach amputation) will lead to a healthy body?
If the diet industry’s product actually “cured fatness”, wouldn’t their profits be going down instead of up as more and more people were permanently thin?
Isn’t it medically unethical to prescribe something without telling your patients that it works less than 5% of the time with a much greater chance at leaving you heavier and less healthy than when you started?
Why do people continue to think that shaming people will lead them to health?
Why do we accept wide variations in things like foot and hand size, nose and lip shape etc. but expect every body to fit into a very narrow proportion of height and weight?
If weight gain isn’t proven to cause diabetes, high blood pressure etc., why would weight loss be recommended as a cure?
Since weight loss ads have to carry a “results not typical” warning, shouldn’t doctors have to give patients a similar warning?
Why do people take the time to come to my blog and make death threats?
Does anyone really succeed at hating themselves healthy? If so is it worth it?
If we’ve been prescribing dieting since the 1800s and still can’t prove that it works, shouldn’t we be trying something else?
How is it possible that suggesting that healthy habits are the best chance for a healthy body is controversial?
Fat Shame, by the indomitable Laci Green. (her other videos are just as amazing as this one—check them out!)
Weight is not an indicator of health, and even if it were, shaming someone for the fat that is on their body will NOT make them any healthier, physically or mentally. Shame. Doesn’t. Work.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t think someone’s healthy, or attractive, or thin enough for your standards. Other people’s bodies are NOT for you to judge.