Fat people in America are reduced to nothing but fatness. A fat person has a health problem of any kind? It’s because they’re fat. A fat person is single? Well, duh. Fat. They deserve it. A fat person is poor? That’s not surprising-obviously they have bad judgment and no impulse control! Because why would a smart person choose to be fat? If a fat person goes to a restaurant and sits on a broken chair and the chair collapses under them, it’s because they’re fat. But if a thin person sits on the same broken chair and the chair collapses under them, it’s because they sat on a broken chair.

Lindy West, Being Mean To Fat People is Pointless: A Good Old Fashioned Plea for Civility (via broadist)

via desadesfatgirl @tumblr, additional commentary below*

Also, fat hate= “We frame people’s bodies as physical manifestations of their supposed moral failings, just so that we can congratulate ourselves on not being them.”

Everyone on earth who is concerned about this issue—whether you’re a person who thinks that fatness is irrelevant, or someone who’s bullied because of your body, or a concerned citizen who genuinely wants to improve the health of the nation—should be on the same side here. Be fucking nice.

(via supersandys-space)

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