posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 11:17 PM
reply to post by hellbjorn012
I have no idea. But I do know that people also become "fat" because of mental illness, and I would hazard to say that Obesity in itself has a strong
The fact remains that no matter why a person is obese, it is still a medical condition.
I just want it known that if you are going to support the verbal lynching of the obese you need to support the verbal lynching of all medical
conditions and the disclosure of all medical conditions if you are going to be fair on the issue.
Further you need to support the right of the "fat" person to stand up for themselves.
Obesity can be very dangerous, that isn't debatable but leave it to the person's medical professionals to council them on medical issues. Anyone in
the general public trying to council on medical issues, whether well intended or not, is out of their scope.
And looking at some of these replies, "fat is disgusting" "obese people are lazy, pigs..." That is the mindset that I take exception with. That IS
bullying. That IS stereotyping. That IS NOT helpful. It IS harmful. And that is why even well intentioned comments on a persons weight may be seen as
bullying. It is a cumulative effect. This is not just an email from someone who may have been trying to be helpful, this is an email on top of
probable years of nasty looks, years of nasty comments and it is an email that unless it was from HER doctor was not warranted.
I have stated that I am overweight. I understand that when I go out in public their is a good chance someone is going to feel that they should comment
on my weight. Fine. But do not be surprised when I tell you that I know I'm fat and that you need to mind your own damn business.
I will not probably change your mind or anyone's mind here and that's fine but I've said my views and wish you a nice life.