Today in Fat-Hatin'

Shaker Sunnyhello emailed me this article with the note (which I am sharing with her permission): "This Newsweek article on the cultural anger toward fat people surprised me. Until it got to the very end. And then the 'hate the sin, love the sinner' bullshit was not so much like another shoe dropping as much as like having a shoe thrown at me."

Hate the fat; love the thin person we know is buried somewhere underneath!

Personally, my favorite part of the article was the blink-and-you-miss-it line "some obese people are technically healthier than their skinnier counterparts." Oh, they're technically healthier, are they? Well, technically, qualifiers like that, which broadcast that fat people are less than even when they're not, is exactly why articles about institutional fat hatred need to be written in the first place.


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