Friday, 15 May 2009

Get over it

Just saw this article via the rotund.

It's a shame that someone fair enough to ask for a response from the authors, cannot invest their post with the same spirit.

their book, flies in the face of everything we've been taught about weight, health, and the root causes of obesity.

Do I detect a note of mindless appeal to authority courtesy of logical fallacies for beginners?

The book in question is Lesson from the fat-o-sphere, by Marianne Kirby and Kate Harding

To write "fat can be healthy" reads "almost like libel" is a supremely odd word to use, I put it down the the shock of hearing anyone counter cosy propaganda. Hence the passivity behind "We've been taught", yes but what do you think?

Is every fat person you know, 'unhealthy'?

What I don't get is why people don't want to fess up to wanting to believe it, leaving it unquestioned for that reason. Reality should undermine it constantly, unless you somehow know or have never known any fat people. Or have never been to hospital and wondered why slim people seem to make up a disproportionate number of the patients, even in places where you'd expect fat people to over represented.

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