Scalding heat, dodging dogs, and walking in trash is part of your job, RitaRose? YUCK. I'm buying you a drink and we can have a bitch session.
Once I had to clean a six-foot stripe of diarrhea from a slide at a daycare from a kid who crapped himself at the top and rode his way to the bottom. Thanks, kid.
"After all we did for Britain, selling all that corduroy and making it swing, and all we got was a bit of tin on a piece of leather, an MBE." --George Harrison
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I think what I've learned most in this thread is that you can't force anyone to not judge or not have preconceived ideas of why someone is fat.
Someone will always be there saying "fat people are lazy", and someone else will counter with "many fat people workout very hard and try to eat right but are still fat ". OK. So both sides think their ideas trump the other, but really they don't. It's not all because of laziness, greed, apathy or ignorance. It's not all hormones, uninformed doctors or poor USDA guidelines. It's some combination of these things and more.
The bottom line to me is that I do not know everyone's story, and who am I to judge why someone is fat and if it is acceptable. This movement seems to be aiming for respectful treatment of fat people, regardless of the who, what, why they are fat. I'm good with that.
As I said before, there are studies that show criticism and shaming of obese people will NOT help them lose weight - in fact it is more likely to make things worse. If this movement does the exact opposite of shaming, perhaps it will give people more self-respect and desire to treat their bodies well, yes? Seems like a good idea to me. Perhaps you all disagree.
Jen, former Midwesterner, living in the middle of nowhere.
don't worry, trainwrecks take forever to stop!
yeah you are
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