This idiot's obviously referring to the AMA's recent mind numbing decision, so why didn't he say that? It's just has to be the "fault" of fat people. Even though its obviously the fault of his own profession. That tangle is courtesy of the absence of criticism of fat phobia. Slim privilege doesn't like to confront itself, even when it is disgusted by itself.
Producing the weird phenomena of
people who disagree defining mood disorder as disease, refusing to state
that openly. Yet critiquing it all the same, by projecting it onto fat
people. Weirder still, you've got people who do agree with defining mood disorders/neuroses as disease also
dismantling that trope in fat people. Suggesting that they're agreement
with is purely predicated on the amount of sympathy they feel for a
To put it in their favoured allegory, if two
people broke their leg, they'd put the one they liked in plaster and
tell the one they didn't to take "personal responsibility".
suggestion here is of fatness = mental problem + eating because of said
mental problem. As mental problem is supposed to equal something you
can't just get rid of-its a chemical imbalance/"disease like cancer".
You get a totally different attitude to the same thing.
Though fat people are supposed to have two parts, mental and its
physical marker. By some magic, two are supposed to be more soluble than
having just one mental part. These people have become bootstrappers.
They would bitterly decry this as the ultimate in stigma. They're
forced into this ludicrous position, that goes against their grain, due
to their refusal to acknowledge the truth about calorie restriction.
I've said this so many times, it beggars belief. Well, it should.
This is all set in the refusal to study fatness and/or fat people honestly. Instead, it's forced into categories that already exist for other purposes.
does not fit any of them. Nothing truly fits a category until properly
define it on its own terms. Then you can see where it fits, overlaps or
neither. Because fatness, weight doesn't fit, it ends up being a suggestion of all things and none.
further nonsense is it's been defined as 'disease' for ages. That never
came from studying fatness objectively, but from deciding it was all
bad. It never
bothered with underlying process, until most people were on board with
disease and could see it only in those terms. Unlike other abuses of
the word, it was used precisely to stigmatize and de normalize being
fat. To suppress it, by forcing people to diet.
compare it to things like alcoholism, but that's not a person. Ditto
smoking, drug taking. Seeing bodies as excess calories, still cannot do
it. Its really the absence of sustained or rigorous critique that allows
On the one hand, you have "obesity researchers"
and medical professionals claiming people are disease, others raging
against excess calories being seen as anything but conscious volition.
But, instead of having it out with each other, both sides keep addressing their arguments
to fat people. Not to persuade or charm, but as if we're the ones
making the arguments they're objecting to, without addressing the
source. This is unusual.
Parts of their arguments fall
over each other. Fat is sick, but not disease- because that could slip
it into the 'behavioural disease/addiction' category, which would mean
the onus of doing something would go where it usually is, on those who
get paid for that. For some reason, they seem to think that's over the
I'm not sure there's much point in saying fat
people should consider pointing this out, especially to those who apply
different rules to themselves. Anyone who talks this version of
"personal responsibility" should live by it.
ought to make clear that fatness doesn't fit any of these categories.
Not disease, addiction, neurosis, mental/behavioural disorder. It is
metabolic, it is lead by the body. Yes, other things can be too,
no doubt, however weight is more so, we can see this by the low efficacy
of calorie restriction. It just doesn't make sense that this would be
so if fatness was all in the mind.
I said earlier
that looking at the mental state of fat people is an unknown quantity.
Many of us have experienced changes mental and physical through letting
go of the 'obese' mentality. I always felt if everyone received good
life counselling, we'd increase the health of the population, manifold.
yeah, if you pick out a randomn group of people and improve their
mental health, you'll probably do that. I doubt you'll make them all
routinely slim, effects may vary and may be minimal to most.
As usual, no trials have been done, that's the way to find out. That's typical assertion without foundation.
society wants those of us who wish to divest ourselves totally of
negativity it has put on us to find this out, then it will have to be open about that.
used to criticize FA by saying if we fat people haven't told people how
we feel, how will they know what we think? Equally, if fat haters want
us to take "personal responsibility" i.e. beyond where they've left it.
They'll have to have the guts to out their privilege and tell fat people
that directly. They'll have to say, "You have to do better than this."
Or how do they expect most to know?
Not only do many
of them not have the guts. They don't wish to lose that protection and
they're under no pressure. Though they may drop themselves in it out of
sheer stupidity. Their trap has been built by ego. Defining fat people
as inherently inferior is the kicker here, it means they cannot tell us
to better their standard, without that being a painful psychological
All for keeping up worthless fantasies.
claiming fat haters personify human intellect, personal responsibility
and a superior sense of consequence, should consider this.