Another excellent post from the blog Dances With Fat. If you haven’t read this blog, you really should.
In a conversation on the Facebook Page Everyday Feminism I read this comment: “I don’t want to live in a world where being unhealthy and obese is the cultural norm. It speaks volumes about the decline of our social structure and our values.”
This, to me, actually speaks to the way that people confuse their right to live by their beliefs with their perceived right to a world where everyone lives by their beliefs. (This is the kind of confusion that leads to people who disagree with same gender marriage to insist that two dudes getting married infringes on their civil rights. Um, no. Their rights would be infringed on if they were forced to marry a same gender partner, not because other people have the right to do something with which they disagree.)
I talk a lot on this blog about the issues with conflating weight and health, and…
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