I hate to be the bearer of so much bad news. As always I like to post fat positive stories.
So one positive note; Hairspray has now made about 60 million.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine as for all intents and purposes stated that Obesity is a social disease. That if you are fat, you have a 57% chance of infected your friend with fat. I’ve read through the study and found it to be very circumstantial. Sandy Szwarc takes it apart fairly well in her blog . I agree with her that it should be dismiss as junk science but we need to take on the selected reporting we see in the media. Notice how the press never really went crazy when CDC admitted the 400,000 deaths from obesity was pure fiction.
I am happy to say if I influence my friends that they be whatever size they are meant to be, I’m glad to do it.
Mike Huckabee blames fatties for health care crisis in his war or words with Michael Moore.
This start with what’s wrong with what Gov. Huckabee has said. First off his evidence is anecdotal. If we are using anecdotal evidence I can say that because I stopped dieting I see the doctor less I know go to the doctor 2-3 times a year as opposed to once a month while I was dieting. Also if you are diabetic and you start taking care of yourself and doing what you can to control your diabetes you will go to the doctor less regardless of if you lose weight or not.
Our healthcare system is mess b/c we allow pharmaceutical and health insurance companies to dictated health care and we blame fatties for the problems. In the 80’s we had the same problem and we blamed people with HIV/AIDS.
I have received word that NAAFA received a call from a widowed mother that her child had been taken by the authorities (without notice) because the child was fat. The child has since been returned because authorities acted improperly due to not giving notice. This doesn’t mean the child is safe with her parent.
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This one made me want to hit my head against a wall.
Workers are told to shape up or pay up
Let’s see, Obesity is supposedly the deadly plague to humankind so let’s make it hard for fat people to get healthcare.
How about this? Instead of focusing on how much a worker weighs, how about we do things like have job security, adequate vacation, maternity, sick leave, pension plans, 401ks, day care, health plans including full vision and dental, flexible times, programs to reduce burn out and competitive salaries. I bet you that any job that has this will have happy healthy workers regardless of what they weigh.
All these stories just mean one thing. We are a threat. We aren’t just taking it. We are refusing to diet and forcing ourselves to be a size we aren’t. We still need to fight until discrimination like this becomes unacceptable.