i swear every post about fatphobia that relies on the idea that addicts are treated kindly even though we’re the ones actually RUINING OUR BODIES takes five years off my life. i assure you, we’re also treated like shit. we’re also used as punchlines and glared at in the street and grossly mistreated by medical professionals. and not that i should have to say this, but we’re sick. we have an illness, and we receive almost no sympathy or effective treatment for it, so yes, we continue using even though we know we shouldn’t. invoking that pain to cast us as morally inferior is disgusting.
fat people are wonderful and lovely and deserve to be treated with respect and kindness. so do addicts. don’t use us as your rhetorical pawns.