This article is going to talk about why the fat acceptance movement is bad. It uses examples of arguments and talking points that many of the people of the movement use. I’ve provided screenshots for each point showing an example of each talking point. If you still don’t believe me that people actually say these things, all you need to do is visit the tumblr blog This Is Thin Privilege. It’s full of whiny assholes that complain about not being able to find cute clothes, being “fat shamed” by doctors telling them they need to lose weight, and other various ridiculous things.
Now before we get started, I want to emphasize that I think body positivity is good. But body positivity is not the same thing as fat acceptance. Body positive means accepting your flaws. QueenSkittlez of reddit says it best:
“I consider myself body positive in that self-acceptance and self-love and being content with things you can’t change are things I advocate. Body positivity is loving your freckles, being okay with not being a natural hourglass or being a 6’2″ woman in a world of shorties. Body positivity can include weight in healthy ranges. Body positivity also means making changes out of love and not hatred. I chose to lose weight because it is my preferred aesthetic, I can still be body positive while making changes. I can dye or alter my hair and be body positive. I can tan or be pale and be body positive. Hell, if I wanted breast implants even though I’m satisfied with my breasts right now but I’d be more satisfied if they were different, that is my choice and I am still body positive. Changing my aesthetic in a way you don’t like doesn’t make me less body positive. Body positivity isn’t about being fat. It’s about loving yourself and your flaws and working to improve yourself and not hate the body you have.”
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are ten reasons why the Fat Acceptance movement is harmful.
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EDIT: I’m lumping HAES in with Fat Acceptance in this post. Many of the same people preach both. Deal with it.
I’ve been reading a lot about the HAES (health at every size) movement lately, and quite frankly, I’m sick of it. So here are some very rambly opinions on it.
1. No one is out to get fat people. Yes, fat people are bullied. So are all sorts of other people. Fat people even bully other people regularly, calling thin people “skinny bitches” and saying things like “real men want meat, not bones”. Just because you’re being bullied doesn’t mean you need to start an entire movement to combat it. Also, how can you say Health at EVERY Size if that doesn’t include skinny people? You can’t have it both ways. Just be honest and say “Health at MY Size” or “Health as a Fatass”.
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Whew, it’s been a while since a posted anything! So here’s an article I wrote a while ago with some tips for controlling acne.
A few simple tips for clearing up mild acne
I suffered from pretty bad acne as a teenager. It started when I was 12 and didn’t let up until I was 16 or 17. I even went to the dermatologist for special medicated soap and lotion. Acne is largely hormonal, which is why I think that what ultimately helped me was going on birth control.
I still get zits now and then, but it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be. These tips are for those whose acne is mild enough that it can be controlled with home remedies. If these remedies do not work, I suggest seeing a doctor to get your acne under control. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and these tips come from my personal experiences.
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I’m a bit overweight. I spend a lot of time on the internet. As such, I read a lot of people’s opinions about fat people. Their advice is usually along the lines of “put down the fork” or “just eat less and move more” and they say things like “it’s not that hard!”, “just get some willpower/self control”, and “take responsibility for your health!” What they really mean is “I’ve never struggled with this, so you shouldn’t either!” and “I think you’re disgusting and I wish you’d change so I didn’t have to look at you!”
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I made a post in March about how I was going to, once again, try to lose weight. I was going to start slow, starting with eating slower and reducing my calories slowly.
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There are lots of diets out there, but one that really bugs me is the Paleo diet. I’m not necessarily going to say that there’s anything wrong with that way of eating. If it makes you feel healthy, then by all means, eat however you want, I don’t care. What bugs me is that the Paleo diet claims to eat the way we’re “supposed” to eat, because that’s how primitive humans ate.
This bugs me. Just because people have been doing something for thousands of years or did something thousands of years ago doesn’t necessarily make it right or healthy. You know what else humans did thousands of years ago? Slept in caves and used leaches to cure disease. Should we get rid of all modern medicine and stop sleeping in houses because it’s “unnatural”? Of course not.
If you want to advocate for the Paleo diet or any other diet, use studies and scientific evidence, not feel good sayings like “it’s natural” and “it’s how our ancestors ate”. It just makes you sound like a hippy douche.
So, part of the reason for my blog’s name Killing Time Until Dinner is because I am obsessed with food. I think about it all the time. Dinner is one of my favorite parts of the day. It seems that most of my life is spent killing time until it’s time to eat again. This is a problem. I am overweight. I need to lose around 60lbs. How can I do that when all I ever want to do is eat?
The other night, the subject of my weight was brought up with my boyfriend. He loves me as I am, but he can’t deny that he would like me to lose some weight. Sex would be better. I would look better. Most importantly, I would be happier and healthier. My weight has gotten to the point where it’s affecting my health. My asthma acts up. My joints hurt all the time. My clothes don’t fit.
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