RACE is defined as: A local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by common physical characteristics.
That’s right. I am proposing that Fat people have become a new race. A race that transcends skin color and creed.
The Obesity “problem” has somehow managed to allow people with a pudgy disposition to categorize themselves into this new race. They have now brought it upon themselves to be subject to ALL of the problems that go along with being a part of a race. Things like discrimination, prejudice, and bigotry. Fat people insist on pointing out that they are discriminated against, and they also demand sympathy for being victims. The STRANGE part to me is that even though they fall victim to, and complain about being judged in much the same way a stereotypical minority would, there underlies a fundamental difference between the two types of people: One chose to be that way, and one did not.
Now you may ask, how can I say that they brought it upon themselves, when the very nature of a prejudice is that of being judged unfairly by someone else? Well, i’ll tell you why: When you are being prejudice against someone of a certain race, you are judging them based on how they look. Right? But if you’re black or white, or whatever, you can’t help the color of your skin. You are born with it. You are born into a certain race. You have no choice. If you’ve been discriminated against your whole life, you can’t get tired of it and change races. Even if you tried really really really hard.
One cannot be born into the Fat race. One has to “grow” into it. As I’ve said before, you are not born weighing 400 pounds. I’m saying the difference here is that people CAN help from becoming a member of this elite club. And if they become fat, and don’t like how they are treated, THEY CAN STOP BEING FAT!!!
People of a certain skin color have good reason to be upset when people make premature judgements about them, because if they are not true, that person has to work extra hard to prove themselves worthy of the respect they deserve. That person did not decide to be a part of that race. You can’t stop being black!
For fat people, they became what they are because of very specific decisions that they made at many many points in their life. Every time they pulled up to the drive-through window at a Krispy Kreme, they made a decision. Every time they took the elevator up one floor when the door to the stairs was 10 feet away, they made a decision. Every time they got the double cheeseburger instead of the single, they made a decision. These people have chosen to be fat. Even if they don’t like being fat, they did choose to be fat. I don’t care how retarded a fat person you bring me, if I showed them a salad and a tub of ice cream and asked them which was healthier, they would answer correctly.
What does all this really mean? It means that in reality, fat people are not being judged simply because the are fat. They are being judged based on the choices they have made. Anyone, in any situation in life is judged based on the choices that they make. When someone chooses to treat their body in such a poor manner that it makes them uncomfortable, unsightly, more likely to have diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease…. (you get the point), a person of good health looks at that person and wonders why they would do that to themselves. And at that point, they judge them.
Let me be clear. I’m not trying to say that when a tubby is being made fun of because of their size, that they should feel like they have to lose weight simply for that reason. My point is that you’re a hypocrite if you bitch and complain about how you are constantly stared at or made fun of, and yet claim that you can do nothing about it. That it is out of your hands. That you are the way you are, and people had just better accept you for it, and get over it. The very nature of getting upset implies that it’s because of something that you can do nothing about, or that it is too late. But the thing is, you can. You made the choice to become that way, now make the choice to become a healthier person.