posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 07:43 AM
Yes, we have had our ups and downs but I generally like you and your posts so it espcially came as a shock to hear all that anger come from you.
But you are right, it IS the rant section. I oftentimes post to a topic that looks interesting just because it catches my eye without looking to see
which category it's in and that happened in this case, I'm afraid. So I'm sorry about that.
But the problem remains that I still feel there is major generalization and stereotyping going on here. Accusing all overweight people of being lazy
may be nice and convenient and fun for you thinnies out there but thinking it because you've been brainwashed by the media just doesn't make it
I've been a big girl most of my adult life and I can tell you that this is just the way nature intended me. Doesn't matter what I do, nor how much
energy I expend. I can eat all low-fat and run around like a chicken with my head cut off all day. I pretty much do. It's go go go from the time I
get up in the morning except for the small time of the day I get to portion out to be online chatting with you fine folks. And still, I remain a
"voluptuous" girl. It doesn't bother me, why does it bother the rest of you so much ?
Most of the comments I've read here are stereotyping and spouting of all the brainwashing the media has done to you and nothing more. Think for
yourselves and stop assuming and judging other people on the basis of looks only. Do yourselves a favour and think outside your boxes, for your own
sake and also for the sake of the innocent people you look down on. This is a world of diversity and good, kindhearted people come in all shapes and
sizes and colours.
What bothers me even more is that according to all the disdain and hatred I'm reading in this thread by most of you, is that by your guidelines
neither me nor Pisky would be considered worthy of your friendship or even the time of day if we asked, simply because we are not stick thin
creatures. We are hardly obese, but we are both not what you would call thin either. In other words, although it doesn't really matter because you
are basically total strangers anyway. But it's disturbing to think that we would find ourselves placed outside of the "acceptable" or "In" group
simply because we aren't tiny bags of bones. Our personalities, our humours, our basic love of this earth and all creatures in it would be completely
discounted by most of you and you all would assume we were "lazy bastards".