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January 28, 2013

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Something I read last week said that over 100 million people are dieting at any given time. It is pointless, ridiculous, health-destroying, & it takes time, energy, & money better devoted to doing something useful. And I would be happy to tell Mr. Callahan where to go & how to get there. Just what we need, another fat-hating troll saying that fat people are not abused enough. I don't know what cave these people are living in.

This reminds me of when I decided to re-watch the episode Number 12 Looks Just Like You from the Twilight Zone. I nearly spit out my soda, hearing Rod Serling said the episode took place in the year 2000.

Now logically, I know the year 2000 has for the most part of the previous century has been code for "Super far off in the future..future..futuuurreeee" It still was very spooky at how right Rod Serling had got what has now become our society that is very involved in pursuing thinness through plastic surgery and gastric-bypass surgery.

I wish fat haters would see that episode, and see how the nightmarish world depicted in Number 12 Looks Just Like You is now a reality, perpetuated by them and their insistence that you can only be healthy when you are thin.

Stigma is when someone judges you based on a personal trait. Unfortunately, this is a common experience for people who have a mental health condition. Stigma may be obvious and direct, such as someone making a negative remark about your mental illness or your treatment.

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