So… have you seen this article?
Apparently discrimination against our obese friends has actually risen.
This fact happens to support the argument I made on one of my previous posts: FAT is the new Black! in which I talk about how fat people have brought it upon themselves to be discriminated against, almost as much, if not more than the likely most discriminated against group currently… black people.
How have they brought it upon themselves? Because, they chose to be that way. And if they don’t like being discriminated against, they can stop being fat. You might say to me it’s difficult to lose weight, and I would say – Yeah, no shit, but it’s not impossible, and it’s actually not as hard as your pudgy mind has made it out to be. It IS impossible to change your skin color, unless you’re Michael Jackson.
This is why it’s interesting that (according to this article) fat discrimination is rising, while race and gender discrimination is lowering.
Again, the fundamental difference here? CHOICE. Fat people are being judged on the choices they have made that negatively affect their body. I believe that the discrimination that they feel is directed toward them is based more on these choices than their appearance. When a healthy person watches a 400 pound behemoth shoveling taco supremes into their face hole, they can’t help but judge how a person can do that to themselves.
If you’re fat, and your response to this is that you get upset when people discriminate against you because of what you think you ARE, I don’t believe that your fat body IS who you are… You probably think that there are “fat” people, and there are “thin” people. But there’s not. And if you continue to think that way, you’re going to only intensify your misguided hate toward people that judge you. There are only “people” that have chosen to add extra fat to their bodies, or not.