The times in my life when I've been healthiest align directly with the times I've been happiest. Here's a thought, America: If you really want people to be healthier (I'm not entirely convinced that you do, but that's another article altogether), why don't we treat the concept of getting healthy the way that getting healthy actually works?
There is nothing that anyone is going to do or say that's going to make fat people skinny tomorrow. There is no magic commercial that's going to shame people into becoming thin overnight--just like there's no housewife who discovered one weird trick to burning off belly fat. The real problem is much bigger, much harder to solve, and much less fun for people who get off on hating fat people.
And last, that glistening sweaty body and that satisfied expression speak up for themselves!
So I guess what I am saying is – a fat girl is PHAT.
If you are fat like me, or used to be like some other lucky ex-members of our club who probably bribed the weighing scale to flash skinny, you know the forever-itch to lose weight. Shedding those extra pounds so we don’t have to hide in the shadows, be whisked to dorm rooms and apartments under the cover of night, and then, sent right back in the wee hours of the morning lest some frat bro or roommate belittle the conquest of our douchebag date, used to be our ONLY wish in life. No, I am not ranting – coz I myself find the bitter ‘’ kind of token consolatory refrains mean and derogatory! But there is an undeniable stigma attached to dating a fat girl – like we can be ‘oodles’ of fun to pick for a night but never worthy of being on your arm on date nights or introduced to your friends, much less grace wedding pictures! Or even if you do, you have the know-how for dating one.
I am also done dating the tonnes of others who’d deny that I am fat and insist that I am beautiful! To the men – Dating a fat girl may not fall under your quintessential notion of ‘achievement.’ But who made skinny girls queens of the world anyway!
And I'm pretty sure that treating people (fat people are people!
) like animals, cartoonish ice cream addicts, and disease vectors is decidedly bad for people's health.
But most of all, I think you haven’t ever been told ‘why’ to date a fat girl!And even if that weren't the case, fat people would still exist -- after all, they've seemingly always existed -- so why pile on by publicly shaming them as well? And campaigns like this--which target fat people instead of the system that makes them fat--do nothing but hurt that supposed cause.An anti-fat-people campaign is still an ANTI-PEOPLE CAMPAIGN."We wanted to portray these as normal people, good parents, who had a good relationship with their kids," he explained.The people in the ads aren't locals, so they aren't likely to be recognized in the street or associated with the campaign.But they're overweight, said Manley, because two-thirds of Minnesotans are overweight.