"Beyonce is overrat-"
most common thought: damn haha im going to have to deal with that sooner or later
if I had a dime for every asshole comment on that stupid vodka post I could probably pay my tuition through a phd
*slides $10 to the government* please cancel school
*puts it towards buying more military defense* *raises college tuition*
more sober spaces for young queers
we’re at that point of the night where my parents are screaming about how if niggers didn’t want to be shot they’d stop acting like thugs because this political correctness is getting out of control
wow I am just so impressed at the levels of condescension and credulity contained in this one short message.
As though the medical profession is completely infallible. As though the medical profession has never erroneously classified something as a medical condition.
The vapors used to be a medical condition. Female hysteria used to be a medical condition.
I think you’re hopelessly naive and not using your critical thinking skills. Sweetie, I AM a professional. I work in public health. And doctors can seriously kiss my skinny ass when it comes to their bullshit about weight.
You have to realize that most studies demonstrating poor health outcomes related to obesity are using the BMI as a measure of obesity. You can use your good friend google to clue you in onto how deeply flawed the BMI is.
Not to mention that the only studies I’ve seen demonstrating the dangers of obesity are correlative.
I can’t take a study seriously if it’s using shitty arbitrary measures and relies on correlative data.
But to answer your question, no. I don’t think obesity is a bad thing. I think a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet are bad things.
But fat shamers and shitty scientists and a credulous public love to equate size and weight with poor health behaviors. People love to look at someone or weigh someone and assume what their health behaviors are.
This is just such shitty logic. Buddy, I am skinny skinny skinny and I RARELY exercise and I eat fried food and brie and bread like it’s going out of style. I have friends you might consider “obese” who are far healthier than me. My Dad is not obese by any stretch, and has pretty bad heart conditions.
WEIGHT IS NOT A PROXY FOR HEALTH
Do yourself a favor and read “The Obesity Myth” by Paul Campos. It’s eye-opening to say the least.
Also, honestly, just shut the fuck up about other people’s health and weight. It’s none of your fucking business, you don’t care about them, and you’re just a fucking concern troll.
Homosexuality used to be a medical condition. Please talk to me about the infallibility of the medical profession.
And shut the fuck up trying to equate to wealth to health and fitness. I’m 6’1 and 250 pounds. I can run a half marathon in 2 hours and 25 mins. Tell me again how fat people can’t be fit.
This is about poor nutrition, the economy and sedentary lifestyles. Pure and simple.
What this is really about:
How about concern trolls STOP pretending they care about the health of fat people? You find fat people aesthetically displeasing to look at and you’re trying to find an excuse to say so without looking like an asshole.
You do not care about fat peoples’ health.
You just want to shame them into losing weight.
Also, hey, novel idea? But someone’s “health” (by which we really mean their weight, but whether a heavier person “takes care of themselves” or not) is not correlated to their value as a human fucking being.
The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.