redefiningbodyimage:

derleecious:

foggyzombie:

redefiningbodyimage:

[Image: A green/blue and white duotone design with large typography overlapping a silhouetted fat body. The text is bold, overlayed and overlapping. It simply states: “GLORIFY OBESITY - Redefining Body Image”]

This is part three of a poster series I’m working on that focuses on using blunt and unapologetic messaging to incite thought and reaction (hopefully of a positive or inquisitive nature) regarding fat discrimination, health, obesity hysteria, etc.

Some voices like to imply that fat positivity glorifies obesity.
To that I say: So fucking what? If glorifying obesity means supporting fat bodies, then a-fucking-men to that.
“To draw the conclusion that being overweight is the cause of disease is to confuse correlation with cause and effect.”
Fuck the healthist majority of the world for drawing these conclusions. Fuck those who judge the worth of others by their perceived level of health.
And fuck what you know about “obesity”.
[Part Two: Fat ≠ Death]
[Part One - “There is no obesity epidemic.”]

Oh my god, there’s a thing called “healthist”. Is that like ableism or discriminating against people for not managing their health. and that first link features a delightful picture of a severely underweight girl looking forlornly at a mirror which reflects an obese version of her, the article being about fat controversy or something and to not diet. because all chicks that aim to lose weight have body dimorphia. Also there’s apparently no obesity epidemic.
I’ve seen people DIE from complications of being obese and people want to glorify it? Fucking shit man. I know someone close to me who is suffering with heart problems because her obesity clogged almost 95 percent of the valves in her heart and the fat around it was constricting it from functioning properly. She needed a surgery with a 20 percent survival rate. She lived but still struggles because she can barely carry her own weight now. And people want to tell me that obesity should be glorified? Not everyone focuses on appearance, ya know. I find her beautiful, and so does she but she still understands that her weight has had negative implications towards her health. I am not going to glorify that obesity almost killed her and is the cause of her current suffering. It is her health that matters most. Her doctors did not mean anything rude and them mentioning that she was obese did not matter to us when he told us the chance of her survival. The last thing through our minds was how he was supposedly “fat shaming” because what mattered to us was that she lived. It Was that they helped save her life that day. I am not going to deny what was killing her. It was her own body.

Healthism prioritizes health and fitness over everything else. It turns levels of health and fitness into worthiness and morality. Society’s accepted definition of “health” is super vague and non-inclusive to those with chronic/mental health issues and disabilities. Basically: there is more to life than the pursuit of health, so let’s focus on it in a different way. Let’s focus on redefining what we think we know about it and how it relates to fat bodies and experiences.
“Glorify Obesity” is a statement meant to instigate thought about what “obesity” truly means, how it is defined, and how it is used to systematically oppress and discriminate against fat bodies. 
I am very sorry to hear about your loved one, but I’m quite sure “obesity” did not clog 95% of their heart valves. It is more likely that a culmination of genetics and lifestyle choices are what caused that kind of damage.

“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.”
- Kate Harding

Fatness does not equate to unhealthiness. People of all shapes and sizes are capable of poor health. Health is multifaceted and varies from person to person. To assume poor health when looking at a fat body is pure ignorance. To assume a person’s fatness is a direct cause of their poor health is also pure ignorance. End of story.
Want to learn more? Check out my resources. I promise, I’m not making this shit up.

redefiningbodyimage:

derleecious:

foggyzombie:

redefiningbodyimage:

[Image: A green/blue and white duotone design with large typography overlapping a silhouetted fat body. The text is bold, overlayed and overlapping. It simply states: “GLORIFY OBESITY - Redefining Body Image”]

This is part three of a poster series I’m working on that focuses on using blunt and unapologetic messaging to incite thought and reaction (hopefully of a positive or inquisitive nature) regarding fat discrimination, health, obesity hysteria, etc.

Some voices like to imply that fat positivity glorifies obesity.

To that I say: So fucking what? If glorifying obesity means supporting fat bodies, then a-fucking-men to that.

To draw the conclusion that being overweight is the cause of disease is to confuse correlation with cause and effect.

Fuck the healthist majority of the world for drawing these conclusions. Fuck those who judge the worth of others by their perceived level of health.

And fuck what you know about “obesity”.

[Part Two: Fat ≠ Death]

[Part One - “There is no obesity epidemic.”]

Oh my god, there’s a thing called “healthist”. Is that like ableism or discriminating against people for not managing their health. and that first link features a delightful picture of a severely underweight girl looking forlornly at a mirror which reflects an obese version of her, the article being about fat controversy or something and to not diet. because all chicks that aim to lose weight have body dimorphia. Also there’s apparently no obesity epidemic.

I’ve seen people DIE from complications of being obese and people want to glorify it? Fucking shit man. I know someone close to me who is suffering with heart problems because her obesity clogged almost 95 percent of the valves in her heart and the fat around it was constricting it from functioning properly. She needed a surgery with a 20 percent survival rate. She lived but still struggles because she can barely carry her own weight now. And people want to tell me that obesity should be glorified? Not everyone focuses on appearance, ya know. I find her beautiful, and so does she but she still understands that her weight has had negative implications towards her health. I am not going to glorify that obesity almost killed her and is the cause of her current suffering. It is her health that matters most. Her doctors did not mean anything rude and them mentioning that she was obese did not matter to us when he told us the chance of her survival. The last thing through our minds was how he was supposedly “fat shaming” because what mattered to us was that she lived. It Was that they helped save her life that day. I am not going to deny what was killing her. It was her own body.

Healthism prioritizes health and fitness over everything else. It turns levels of health and fitness into worthiness and morality. Society’s accepted definition of “health” is super vague and non-inclusive to those with chronic/mental health issues and disabilities. Basically: there is more to life than the pursuit of health, so let’s focus on it in a different way. Let’s focus on redefining what we think we know about it and how it relates to fat bodies and experiences.

“Glorify Obesity” is a statement meant to instigate thought about what “obesity” truly means, how it is defined, and how it is used to systematically oppress and discriminate against fat bodies. 

I am very sorry to hear about your loved one, but I’m quite sure “obesity” did not clog 95% of their heart valves. It is more likely that a culmination of genetics and lifestyle choices are what caused that kind of damage.

“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.”

- Kate Harding

Fatness does not equate to unhealthiness. People of all shapes and sizes are capable of poor health. Health is multifaceted and varies from person to person. To assume poor health when looking at a fat body is pure ignorance. To assume a person’s fatness is a direct cause of their poor health is also pure ignorance. End of story.

Want to learn more? Check out my resources. I promise, I’m not making this shit up.

(via fatgirlposing)

Announcement/reminder: “Health” is not a counterargument to the existence of thin privilege. Nor is “health” a reason to discriminate against fat (or any) people.

fatsmartandpretty:

thisisthinprivilege:

Dear fatphobics—

I’m not moderating this blog to give out prizes to people who’ve been successfully socialized by healthist moral crusaders, nor shall I pander to their ignorance.

The modern notion of ‘health’ (and especially ‘public health’) is utter bullshit. Wake the fuck up instead of spreading your bigot-poison on activists trying to make actual positive fucking differences in people’s lives.

I know healthism has socialized you to police the so-called deviants of the ‘obesity epidemic’ moral panic (fat people, people who don’t/can’t run/walk ‘enough’ or in the right way, people who don’t eat ‘healthy,’ poor people, people from the ‘wrong’ genetic and social backgrounds).

I know that you’ve internalized healthistic oppression, and may even be undergoing an intense ‘health’ regimen as a way to earn a place of superiority in the paradigm — so you might have a lot invested in maintaining the narrative.

I don’t care why you have so much invested in marching lockstep with healthist crusaders. You’re a bigot, you’re wrong, and your words and ideals are hurting people (not helping them). Every single time you pre/append “For your own good!” to your bigoted deviant-policing spew, you’re no better than the legions of moral crusaders who came before you, and who made it their life’s work to prop up oppressive social institutions far worse than sizist discrimination. You might just be a larval bigot, but the same hate feeding full-grown bigots also feeds you.

In summary: back the fuck off and leave the activism to people who are at least trying to open their eyes to the unpleasant realities of our modern fucking society. Stop trying to invade every single space that doesn’t align with the conformist bleats of your flock. I understand that you’re afraid. Actual Fucking Activists pose an existential threat to people like you. That’s why you’re so quick to try to undo any positive work we do. But we’re onto you. And we’re never, never going to let your rank hate and fear dilute our message. No matter how loudly you bleat.

Interrogating healthism is important for activists and fatties as well. If anyone is interested in engaging in a critique of “health,” here are some books I’ve read and found useful, enjoyable, important, and cool. I’m happy to recommend more books on my reading list, interrogate health via tumblr or email, and explain science jargon in everyday language. 

(via fatsmartandpretty)

Starting now, Laci Green no longer exists in the small universe that is my blog.

veeisagenderneutralname:

Laci Green makes me feel disempowered and voiceless as a fat person. For the good of my own mental health I just can’t give a fuck about her anymore. There are plenty of posts (from *gasp* ACTUAL REAL LIVE FAT PEOPLE! WHO, GUESS WHAT LACI GREEN, CAN TALK ABOUT THEIR OWN EXPERIENCES WITHOUT YOU SPREADING MISINFORMATION THAT ACTUALLY MAKES LIFE HARDER ON FAT PEOPLE!) detailing why she sucks. But I’m staying out of this one as of now.

(Source: fatpeoplecatpeople)