Obesity is classified as a medical Condition, I think you should talk to professionals because you're getting you're information so wrong, perhaps seek advice from someone who went to medical school or a doctor? Do you really not think obesity is a bad thing?
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.
my parents are literally talking about how that black guy who got gunned down by police for holding a toy gun “is exactly what happened in ferguson, because if that’d been mike brown that cop would’ve been dead”
oh my fucking christ are you serious right now did you really just say that goodbye world
idk man it just makes me so so so sad when you’re watching a cutiepie talk about their passion like when they light up and start bubbling over with words and then all of a sudden they stop themselves and say stuff like “sorry, i know this is boring” or “sorry i just got excited”
like you know somewhere in their life someone they respected told them “shut up nobody cares” and ever since they can’t talk about their favorite things without apologizing every 5 seconds
my parents are literally shitting on people for getting educated, complaining about how global climate change is a liberal scam, and whining about how racism isn’t real unless it’s against white people
in case you were curious how my night’s been going
There are a few different issues that a criminal act like this brings up, but before I get into them it’s necessary to make one thing clear: If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies. These images - which I have not seen and which I will not look for - are intimate, private moments belonging only to the people who appear in them and who they have invited to see them. To have those moments stolen and broadcast to the world is an egregious act of psychic violence which constitutes a form of assault.
The people sharing these images are perpetuating an ongoing assault. The people gleefully looking at them are witnessing and enjoying an ongoing assault. When you have been asked by victims of a crime like this not to exacerbate the pain of that crime and you continue to do so anyway, you are consciously deciding that your enjoyment, your rights and perhaps even just your curiosity are more important than the safety and dignity of the people you’re exploiting. That out of the way, let’s get a few other things straight.
“Recently an Instagram video circulated of a Ferguson protester discussing the looting and burning of the QuikTrip convenience store. He retorts the all too common accusation thrown at rioters: “People wanna say we destroying our own neighborhoods. We don’t own nothing out here!” This is the crux of the matter, and could be said of most majority black neighborhoods in America, which have much higher concentrations of chain stores and fast food restaurants than non-black neighborhoods. The average per capita income in Ferguson, MO is less than $21,000, and that number almost certainly gets lower if you remove the 35% white population of Ferguson from the equation. How could the average Ferguson resident really say it’s “our QuikTrip”? Indeed, although you might hang out in it, how can a chain convenience store or corporate restaurant earnestly be part of anyone’s neighborhood? The same white liberals who inveigh against corporations for destroying local communities are aghast when rioters take their critique to its actual material conclusion.”—Willie Osterweil, “In Defense of Looting” (x), The New Inquiry . 8/21/14 (via desdeotromar)
aaaand one of the most frustrating things is when people see that shit as “crazy” behavior rather than “a pervasive problem that is considered normal and justified because masculinity”
idk, I feel like saying it’s “crazy” implicitly locates it as an individual problem rather than a systemic problem (plus it associates violence w/ mental illness which is stigmatizing and dangerous bc people with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators) sooooo let’s not call abusive behavior “crazy” regardless of the perpetrator’s gender
(though I’m not discounting the misogyny dynamic — women are more likely to be considered “crazy” and irrational when they’re emotional (just look at the origin of “hysteria”) whereas men expressing emotions like anger etc. are more likely to still be considered rational beings and more likely to have their anger justified, respected, acknowledged, or excused, at least in the context of socially acceptable masculinity. of course emotions like sadness are maligned in men, but that’s because it’s associated with femininity and hence weakness, so it’s still rooted in misogyny even if it also hurts men.)
sorry, I’m rambling. I have a lot of feelings about this stuff.
“News broke yesterday that nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence had been “leaked” online. The truth is they were stolen. They were hacked from her personal technology. They were posted online without her consent. This is a crime. And possibly worst of all, this is something women are supposed to expect… We live in a society where women’s bodies are a commodity to be sold, whether they agree to it or not. And some of the same people who complain about the NSA or Facebook invading their personal privacy will be the same people searching and spreading around these photos.”—
We are absolute shit at handling crimes like this, yes, but this is a crime. You’re not removed from this situation if you look at these photos, you’re participating in the sexual exploitation and body violation of a person against their consent.
I’m sure that this is preaching to the choir for most of tumblr (I <3 you, tumblr), but gah, I’m so upset by this and by the virality of it and by the whole….just by imagining being in this situation. Sure, there are shitty people out there who will always try to do this, who will always participate in it by sharing. But for the rest of us, let’s be widely and strongly vocal about how much pain and outrage this causes. I’m not concerned with the assholes who decide to hurt people consciously, but with the vast majority of people who just kinda don’t realize what a horrible thing this is to do to someone, who become the crowd that mindlessly shares and violates and persecutes on a scale of millions and millions.
How do we protect people—children, women, minorities, lgbt+, bullied, persecuted, anyone who becomes a target, human beings—in a world where outgroup bias can rocket through millions and millions of people in minutes, where deindividuation and depersonalization is perpetuated through digital tools and the implicit consensus of thoughtless users? This is THE online identity problem to solve.
As a psychologist, as well, I hope that we will be able to develop better digital citizen education for children; understandings of personhood need to be extended and broadened to directly address these situations. We are in a chaotic, nascent time when the law and social norms have not caught up with the technology we’ve created. It’s up to us to develop the norms about privacy and protection and respect that we want this new world to follow.