Apparently, on Twitter the hashtag #FatShamingWeek is trending and a bunch of really mean tweets are associated with them. I could go on an on talking about this and HAVE in the past. You can read some of those entries here:
- Why Do Skinny People Hate Fat People?
- Why Do Skinny People Hate Fat People? REDUX
- Tired of High-Tech Fat Hatred
- Your Chubby Lass Can Be the Belle of her Class
- The Biggest Loser
- Skinny Bitches
- We hate her
This video from Meghan Tonjes, however, is so succinct that I thought I’d share it with you.
I love her:
You have a right to your opinion and you have a right to express that opinion, but you also, within that bundle of rights, have the right to sound like an asshole. Make jokes about whatever it is that you want to make jokes about, but this goes beyond jokes. This goes to a mindset that people have that it’s okay to make people feel that they’re not worthy of respect or love.
I refuse to entertain the notion that publicly shaming people for being big or fat or anything that makes you uncomfortable is anything but completely demeaning, ignorant and disgusting.
If you’re focusing on tearing people down, it’s because you’re miserable and misery loves company.
THE BEST QUOTE:
It’s no one’s job to defend themselves as being worthy of existence.
Here’s some good advice to all those people who think it’s their job to police other people’s bodies.
You’re making the world WORSE. STOP! Why aren’t you making the world BETTER?! The rest of us are fighting to make this world a little better for everyone else, and you’re slowly just fucking it up!
My thoughts about this issue is that these people are STARVING. When they are so hungry and see someone who is fat, they get jealous, thinking that person is eating everything that they’ve denied themselves and they lash out.
The saddest truth of all is that most of the people who are fat are ALSO starving, trying their hardest to get thin. And when they see thin people, they get angry because they think that those people didn’t have to work to get where they are and lash out, calling them skinny bitches and yelling, “Just eat a sandwich.”
How about this radical idea? How about no one starve themselves? When we feed ourselves properly, there is no starvation and no reason to lash out at anyone.