I might redirect. These tropes are monumentally uninformed, research proves that this is absolutely wrong on all counts, and it is a wide spread virus (the belief that is) that infects everyone who loves to body shame, feel self-righteous and who hasn’t gotten fat yet. Wait a while, Sparky.
I’ve been obese. I beat it. I’m one of the few who has maintained for more than thirty years. And I am sick unto bloody death about the misinformation, the lies, and the outright stupidity that infects anyone who has never been fat/obese. All you gotta do is eat lettuce and lift weights? Fuck. You.
If I may, here’s a terrific article that you might want to scan:
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis…
Smart, long, difficult fucking read. But important. I’d like to shove this article into the hands of every potbellied, arrogant doctor who tells anyone to just go exercise and eat less.
I would point rather to the corporations, Big Food and politicians, the medical community and everyone else who profits hugely from obesity, the sicknesses, our failure, lack of willpower and all the other tightly fitting pieces of this puzzle.
It’s not about the fat so much as who profits from it.
Thanks for your piece. It’s a very difficult topic. And I am sick of the victim blaming.