Anonymous said: i seriously hope you become obese so you truly realize both sides you closed minded twat respect other people
I seriously hope that you can tolerate different opinions without resorting to petty insults.
and you’re technically fat shaming, genius.
I’m going to make a post about science and what studies can actually tell us. I don’t know how long it will be yet, but I am basically going to explain how studies work and the conclusions we can draw from them and why.
I spend a ridiculous amount of time having to conduct and design my own research studies so I have to know the implications, the flaws in methodology and why my study doesn’t actually prove anything.
I mean, could you like this post if that is something you’d be interested in reading? I could probably even make a video, idk.
I’m all down for not making people feel like shit because of their weight, but you cannot condone overweight people doing absolutely nothing about trying to become healthier and lose weight. I don’t care if you think I’m an asshole for making…
But still, as a complete stranger, you have no say in what other people do about their bodies. It’s not your place, period.
Tumblr: the only place where people fight for the right to stand idly as people are slowly killing themselves and only attack the people that are trying to make them healthier
So what do you think would be better? How are you going to change things?
Seriously the only thing to do, besides forcibly sending them to a weight loss camp, (which I don’t think should even be a option at any moment), is to encourage them to want to lose weight, instead of saying “you can be as fat as you want to be, no one’s gonna judge you!”. You have to make them want to change, not make them overly comfortable being very unhealthy
I see your good intentions, but how does their weight affect you? If they choose to be that way, why do you feel entitled to feel the need to change them?
If people wanted to be morbidly obese, they’re obviously not in a right state of mind and might have an eating disorder. I’ve never met anyone in my entire life that wanted to be so obese that they could die of hypertension or a heart attack at the tender age of 25
That’s all fine and dandy, but, you completely avoided my question. How does that affect you?
Its a toxic mindset friend, I don’t get why you are for encouraging people to literally put their lives at risk. I would never just sit there and watch someone I love do that to themselves. That is how it would effect me, personally. We all know it’s rude to run up to someone you don’t know and make comments about them. I like to believe nobody is making responses with that as their crutch…
Sitting by watching somebody kill themselves though? Kinda heartless imo.
No, see, I don’t encourage them. I don’t say ANYTHING to them, because it’s not my place.
More to the point, acceptance and recognition of bodily autonomy are not synonymous with encouragement. And if you think they are, you are part of the problem. You are perpetuating the reasons that these people cannot lose weight. To be in a position to lose weight and be ‘healthy’ as you so condescendingly attempted to display over us lower and obviously less knowledgeable beings, one must also be part of an environment that fosters a positive psychological approach to bodies. It’s exactly the same as drug addiction, you do not shame an addict into giving up drugs - you are forcibly taking away their best friend, and research shows you are more likely to push them to more damaging behaviour by isolating and berating them.
What you are supposed to do is encourage them to minimize the harm to themselves and find out why they are in this position in order to make them reach this conclusion for themselves. It’s called motivational interviewing and it’s the standard fucking practice for ALL rehab situations.
So, in actuality, all you’re doing is telling these people their health status (which you’re not even right about), and further damaging their health by perpetuating the vicious circle that is the interaction between mental, social and physiological health. But people can be lonely and suicidal as long as they aren’t having heart attacks, right? Because other people having heart attacks has a hugely damaging effect on YOUR existence
You want to talk ‘health’? Include ALL realms of health and recognise that shaming fat people is NOT how you foster a ‘healthier’ population.
halethekingstiles said: what do you think of katie hopkins' plan to gain weight and then lose it to prove that fat people have no excuses?
No opinion. On the one hand, she’s right. On the other - she’s a callous bovine excuse for a human being so…
kalendulla said: its not okay to judge skinny people for being skinny, its not okay to judge fat people being for being fat, even if you have concerns about their weight; their weight is their business only, and their weight related to their health is between that person and his/her doctor only. Don't comment unless asked to. Why is that so hard for people to understand?
Because people don’t realize how egotistical they are, thinking they are entitled to tell people what to do about their own bodies.