Fat is Not Disgusting. You, On the Other Hand...
[TW: If you’ve ever attempted to discredit the Fat Acceptance Movement, you’re about to get the vebal kicking of a lifetime.]
Yeah, I’m talking to you fitness bloggers, anti-Fat-Acceptance bloggers, tabloid journalists, social pundits and assorted wankers who insist on whining about how vile and horrid you find fatness. I recently saw an article written by one of you absolute, irredeemable cunts in which a fat guy’s decision to lose weight- and explanation for doing so- was held up as (some incredibly fucking dubious) proof that all “fat people know that fat is disgusting”. Bullshit. I personally know dozens of fat people who love their bodies, including my beautiful girlfriend. One person deciding that they would prefer their body if it was some other way does not automatically erase the opinions of hundreds, of thousands,of other people who happen to like they’re bodies just fine.
Fat is not objectively disgusting. It’s a naturally occurring tissue produced by the body in order to store energy extrapolated from food. In large quantities it has a certain aesthetic aspect on the human body, which some of us happen to think is as hot as all get-out, thanks very much. You may not find it attractive or aesthetically pleasing like I do. Fair enough, there’s a simple solution to that: don’t have sex with fat people and don’t look at pictures of fat people naked on the web. You’re not allowed to moan about how You Don’t Like Something Therefore It Should Stop, because that makes you a selfish prick.
I mean, I see a lot of you fuckers trying to discredit the Fat Acceptance Movement, and I’ve got to wonder why: it’s existence does not affect your life in any way, shape or form. It has nothing to do with you. You don’t need to have any opinion on it whatsoever, BECAUSE NOBODY FUCKING ASKED YOU. In fact, you’re not required to have an opinion on other people’s bodies in general, let alone a political and social movement that’s just seeking to represent the interests of Fat People and maybe do away with some of the discrimination that prats like you are partly responsible for in the first place.
Let’s face it, you having a “stance” on fat people or the Fat Acceptance movement would be like me having a “stance” on Baseball. I don’t play it, I find the idea of watching it boring and I don’t understand the rules. Do I care that it has fans? No. Do I begrudge it representation on television along with other sports? No. Do I whine about how its “disgusting” that so many people are into something that doesn’t effect me or have any impact on my life in any way? Fuck no. And I know what you’re thinking: there’s a bit of a difference between a casual sport and a widespread social movement. Well, yes, but not from your perspective. The FA Movement has as much relevance to your life as Baseball does to mine. The only way the FA Movement will in any way affect your mind-fuckingly dull existence is that, if it succeeds, you might see fat people represented on TV as better-developed characters a bit more often, because it will become acceptable to show them in the public eye without needing to take the piss. That’s not really a big deal, for you, is it? And if you really think that that might ruin your day: how fucking empty is your life that something like that could put a crimp on your evening, you stupid prick?
Honestly, nobody’s going to stop you going to the gym, or dieting, or going for that morning jog or whatever. You’re not suddenly going to be forced at gunpoint to join the Fat Revolution. All the FA Movement is asking for is that fat people be treated with a bit more basic human respect and that fatness not be continually ridiculed in EVERY FUCKING BRANCH OF THE MEDIA ALL THE FUCKING TIME. That’s not unreasonable, and it sure as shit doesn’t affect your lifestyle choices. So chill the fuck out, ya daft cunts.
And don’t give me that “but I’m worried about their health” crap, either. You’re not worried about the health of a bunch of perfect strangers. You don’t bang on about people who go out drinking heavily, or people who smoke, or people who risk their necks doing extreme sports, or people who don’t look both ways before crossing the road, or people who enjoy having large and unwieldy objects shoved roughly up their arse during sex, do you? No, of course you don’t. Because you’ve never met them and you don’t think their health and wellbeing are your concern. If you really care about other people’s health in general, honest, non-prejudiced terms, there’s two things you can do: you can campaign for a more comprehensive National Health Service (especially if you life in America) that will pick people up when they fall, regardless of whether you think their lifestyles were to blame in the first place, and you can not whinge when you have to pay taxes to pay for that health service. Nope? No takers for either of those options? ‘Cause, you know, those option are about REALLY caring about people’s health- about recognising that you can’t tell people how to live their lives (especially when the Health at Every Size thing makes some fairly convincing arguments that simply telling people “don’t be so fat” doesn’t help their health in the slightest), but you can show compassion to them when their health does turn bad. And if you’re not prepared to accept those options, you’re not really allowed to claim that you give a shit about a stranger’s health.
And while we’re on the subject, you can shut the flaming fuck up about how concerned you are about fat people putting an undue strain on National Health Services. If you live in America, you don’t fucking have one- it’s mostly privatised (which is a shit idea for reasons which I can’t get into here but probably will at a later date) and if you live anywhere else in the world: THAT STRAIN COULD BE ALLEVIATED FOR MORE EASILY BY JUST HAVING THE SUPER-RICH (PEOPLE AND COMPANIES INCLUDED) PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF FUCKING TAX, WHICH, INCIDENTALLY, WOULD ALSO GIVE THE STATE THE READY MONEY REQUIRED TO DEAL WITH UNRELATED PROBLEMS INCLUDING UNDERFUNDING IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND WELFARE STATE, NOT TO MENTION STATE-SPONSORED PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO CREATE JOBS. Seriously, when something like 90% of the wealth is in the hands of a tiny 10% of the population, you know there’s a huge amount of untapped money just sitting around in bank accounts or being frittered away on luxury yachts by utter wankers when it could be being taxed a little more reasonably (highly) and put to good, public use. My socialism may be whole other story for a whole other time, but basically NOBODY NEEDS MORE THAN, SAY, A COUPLE OF MILLION POUNDS. So it might as well be spent funding, to take us back to our original point about the strain on the NHS things like, oh I don’t know, NATIONAL FUCKING HEALTH SERVICES.
So, I believe I have now debunked the personal, social, moral and pragmatic argument you thought you had against Fat Acceptance and Fat People in general. Assuming any of that got through, that’ll be £10 for the service, thanks. Now piss off.