Does being morbidly obese effect your ability to accept reality?
Or is that just a side-effect of modern-day feminism?
Check out this rather mind-boggling tweet:
PSA: Fatphobia is violence. Fat folks don’t die from being fat. & Fuck you if you think we don’t deserve to exist. pic.twitter.com/lZWzLcGYyG
— Ashleigh Shackelford (@ashleighthelion) October 11, 2017
Where to begin?
First of all, put some clothes on honey. We don’t need to see that!
Is there really a “World Obesity Day?”
If you don’t recognize that blob of cellulite, she’s the same whack-job who appeared at Netroots Nation claiming all white people are racist.
She is one angry, angry woman.
Or, she’s the woman who ate all the angry, angry women.
Hard to say.
Any old how.
Ashleigh wants you to believe that “fat folks don’t die from being fat.”
I guess Denial isn’t just a morbidly obese river in Egypt.
But this tweet is insane for a lot of reasons.
First off, “Fatphobia is violence?”
Did they start a “punch a fatty” movement — an Antifat if you will?
No. Nobody is advocating for violence against the morbidly obese.
But does this woman not understand what words mean?
A phobia is an irrational, inexplicable fear.
Obesity causes a staggering number of health problems – not the least of which are diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
The life expectancy of those who are morbidly obese is fourteen years shorter than the average.
So I think there’s a good reason to put the fear of God into people about obesity.
But doing so is hardly “violence.”
Now back to her sparklingly ignorant statement, “Fat folks don’t die from being fat.”
Fat folks are just likely to die far sooner than they have to.
And the time they have on this earth will be saddled with entirely preventable health problems.
But other than that.
It takes an incredible amount of denial to believe that being morbidly obese does not shorten your life span.
As to her final point, “F— you if you think we don’t deserve to exist.”
Well, to my knowledge, nobody is advocating for killing off the obese.
And why should we?
They’re killing off themselves.
Of course this woman deserves to exist. But she’d exist a hell of a lot longer if she reduced her caloric intake, cut out fatty foods and carbs, and started exercising.
I realize that in an age when everybody wants to demand validation for their self-imposed predicament, “body positivity” and “fat acceptance” aren’t surprising.
But there’s nothing positive about being morbidly obese.
Unless you like having to buy two plane tickets when you travel.
When I first developed Lupus symptoms, I put on a great deal of weight because I was no longer able to live the active lifestyle I was used to.
And sure, it stung when my rheumatologist told me I needed to lose weight.
But she was right.
And I knew she was right.
The added weight was only complicating my disease by putting additional strain on my joints and increasing my already increasing blood pressure.
I heeded her medical advice and changed my diet. And as soon as I was physically able (thanks to my Lupus meds) I began to reintroduce exercise into my routine.
Once I began to slim down, I can’t tell you how much better I felt about myself.
This modern-day trend of demanding that we ignore medical data and pretend there’s nothing wrong with obesity is dangerous and deadly.
I’d rather be fat-shamed into losing the weight than compound my already abundant health problems by demanding people accept me.
Speaking of fat-shaming.
How about we revisit Milo’s September 2016 lecture at LSU: “Fat Shaming Works.”
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