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Thursday, December 6th, 2007

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12:43a
Ranting about "Fat Acceptance"
I found a link to this blog post and I just had to rant about it. :/

I'm sorry, but this pisses me off. I'm not mad at the person who linked it -- I want to say that right from the start, for anyone who might've seen the link and know that I have that person friended. I'm mad at this other woman who wrote it and the tacit assumption she's making, that she's describing every fat woman in the world who doesn't like being fat. And just as a side note, I'd love to see a full picture of this woman, because if the face in her icon is her, she doesn't look fat to me, and another thing that annoys me is women who want to lose twenty or thirty pounds thinking they speak for all the women out there who are really fat. [eyeroll]

My problem with this piece is that it's not really about being fat. It's about being seriously deluded between your ears, with fat used as a crutch to support that delusion. And I'm sure there are fat people who have this particular collection of problems and who could get a lot out of that post. But there are at least a few of us around whose problem is that we're fat, not that we have all these fantasies about how we'll be a completely different person once we get "thin."

For the record, I don't want to be "thin." Thin is just as bad as fat, just on the other end of the spectrum. I want to be normal, thanks very much. I want to have a body with curves and meat in the right places. I want to look like a normal human being and not like a broomstick with a couple of tennis balls wired on 2/3 of the way up, with a silk rag hanging off the whole thing. The old saying about how you can't ever be too rich or too thin is a piece of moronic idiocy and [shock!] not all of us who are fat buy into it.

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