Fat Acceptance Movement?

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    You learn something new everyday. I had no idea there was a fat acceptance movement, I assumed advocates came from numerous organizations.

    And yes this is from a Feminist magazine.

    Big Trouble | Bitch Magazine
     
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    stop reading those magazines, woman ! You'll go mad !
     
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    Ok.
     
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    Some people who are fat REALLY can't help it. But, they don't represent that vast majority of people who are fat.

    I think it is also important to recognize that Americans (and perhaps, the rest of the world) have very fucked up body image issues.

    It was interesting to me to work with Tongans and Samoans. To the average Tongan man, beautiful = big. In the Islands, being large is a sign of wealth.

    In the U.S., increasingly, fat is a sign of poverty. The rich are thin because they have the time to exercise and access to healthier food.

    For me, at least, I think it would be an improvement if we focused on being HEALTHY, versus thin.
     
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    So where are all the pictures of healthy people ? :lol:
     
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    I'm crusading for the Fat Rejection Movement, personally (and really personally, on and off).

    Fat is disgusting. It's unhealthy. It's unnatural. There can be obsessions with thinness, but this is not our main problem. Just go to the mall and look around. To me, it's a sign of a fucked-up, diseased culture. No exercise. Too much TV. Junk food. If nothing else, it just freakin' looks bad.

    I'll say this about the Mulatto Messiah: he's in shape.
     
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    I accept fat women for what they are.

    I am even sympathetic to their claim that there is nothing they can do to lose weight because I have seen many woman who can't lose weight no matter what they do.

    I still won't have sex with them.

    Does that make me a bad person?
     
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    I see nothing wrong with being selective about who you are attracted to and are intimate with. I don't have sex with fat men. My lifestyle includes taking care of my body, lifting weights, and running, and I would not have a lot of respect for a man who didn't take care of himself.

    I guess when I say healthy, I think someone like Catherine Zeta Jones versus the latest heroin addict scary skinny super high fashion model. A woman who is in shape, with curves.
     
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    Here is the gist of it all:

    Fat people may or may not be beautiful, it is in the eye of the beholder.
    Fat people who accept themselves tend to be well adjusted and quite cool (my best friend is one).
    Fat people who complain about being fat are either lazy idiots or denialists.
    Fat people are normally no less healthy than us skinny fucks, actually, if you go by the BMI crap people who classify as fat generally have better health, the extremely fat though have about the same number of health issues as us scrwanny fucks.

    Oh, and in case you didn't get it, I hate being skinny, and I have several health problems caused by being under weight, though according to the BMI I am average ... whatever, I would rather be fat and healthy.
    Watch Penn and Tellers: Bullshit on Fat People ... it's a great episode and dismisses a LOT of myths.
     
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