So, I came across a post on this here Tumblr-site asserting that “a lot of big girls are hypocrites” and going onto ask why its not acceptable for thin people to tell fat people to lose weight but it is perceived as acceptable for fat people to tell thin people to gain weight. Da fuq? Sorry- but what planet is the person who posted this living on? I’ve already used the Bizzarro-world joke a few blogs back, so I’m not going to say it again. But seriously: what the safron-tinted fuck?
Right: in real life, people tell fat people to lose weight all the motherfucking time. There is a culture of fat discrimination that creates eating disorders, BDD and general anxiety. Being thin and getting told that you could use some meat on your bones by one of your chunkier associates is not the same thing. You’re not likely to seriously suffer from the comments in the long run (even if they were meant in a nasty fashion) because you have the support net of an entire fucking pro-thin culture behind you. You’re not going to wind up with a sense of having your self-worth degraded, or develop serious emotional problems… because your facing one or two snide remarks, not the systematic discrimation plus-size folk have to put up with every single day.
In short: how dare someone compare the two things? I know its not nice to face rude comments about your appearence, and maybe you can throw a spaz about that in some other way, but to imply that it is in any way similar to the systemic, heartwrenching fatism that is endemic in every level of our retarded society is both offensive and unjustified. If someone has offended you with these comments: tell them- don’t go posting dumb-shit, poorly thought out whining all over Tumblr.