Fat VS Thin?

 

Devil's Advocate Crystal Renn. Plus Sized Models aren't the problem. If you are morbidly obese, don't compare yourself to Crystal Renn. When I think of Fat, I don't picture this: so why does the Fat Debate use this model to represent the hideously overweight population in the US?

Today I have watched many videos on the Fat Debate. This is what happens when arrogance gets in the way of self improvement. These women are an example of people with no humility whatsoever. Many people have a hard time admitting when they are wrong, or even admitting they have an addiction or a problem, but when you start trying to change the scientifically backed up view of the whole world to suit your own agenda, something is wrong.

 

My youtube browse started off from the Dr Phil show fat debate (go and youtube it now so you can see what I mean). They think if they speak loud enough, no one will hear that they aren’t making any valid points. They keep taking the subject away from the health issue surrounding it and talking about discrimination, comparing it to racism and other predjudice. You can tell they really are not happy with their weight (They even admit it) but they won’t lose weight. They refuse to control their habits like the rest of us do.

The funniest thing is that the people on the Fat side of the debate are always so hostile, and they have this defensiveness about them that they call Fattitude, which I think is supposed to describe confidence about being fat but it’s actually just behaviour that stems from defending their insecurities. Because if you are truly confident and comfortable with your weight you wouldn’t be a hostile bitch to the thinner people all the time.  They feel they really need to assert themselves because they know something is wrong, yet instead of using that excessive energy (oh, and these women have the fire in their hearts to run a marathon) in a positive way, they use it to create a group to advocate their unhealthy lifestyle.

This is what I find odd and non sensical, and embarassing – the fact they have taken it this far yet never stopped and consider why people are anti Obesity. It’s not about cultural trends, it’s purely health reasons.  Pro-thin
is based on cultural trends, no doubt. But that same nutrionists that tell a fat person to stop eating so much shit will tell an underweight person to start eating more.
These idiotic women believe as though obesity being disgusting was some kind of conditioning imposed upon society, instead of facing the fact that this realisation can’t be changed- it’s not desired because it’s unhealthy.
So no matter what you do, no “fat acceptance revolution”will happen for the same reason pro-drug addict movements won’t. It’s counteractive to our long life, procreation, and all around altruistic lifestyles which is what we are naturally drawn to as it determines survival of the species. When looking for long term mates and friends you tend to drift to “healthy people, ones that don’t abuse others or their own bodies.
If us regular people have a problem we change it (or avoid it) because of this, and I respect that. When you try to change facts you need to step off your fucking pedestal and get on the treadmill- you are at risk for a high number of illnesses and it’s not about vanity. This is doctors talking, not fashion designers.

I support body acceptance, but that means you have to support HEALTH acceptance. If you wanna sit on your butt and eat burgers all day you don’t earn any respect! and that’s entirely different to eating regular meals and doing some fitness. Likewise being slim is different to starving yourself. Thin doesn’t always mean healthy, sure, and the Fat supporters are right, however language is a manipulative tool and their idea of Thin doesn’t match our own. My idea of “bad thin” is bony and looks sick (the ones who make you double take when they walk by)- but when the fat woman says a thin women, she means a normal person. Slim, but not sick.

There is not a fine line between starving and just being in a healthy BMI range. It’s a different subject all together, so when they try and group nutritionists and fitness guru’s into a pro-anorexic movement it’s just ludicrous. It makes their own cause look like a cariacture. Which it is. Is has no validity at all, because being Fat is very different from being healthy. It should be Pro-health, not pro fat.

The argument against “not being fat” is that people starve and get eating disorders. Now,  There is a difference between starving yourself, and then just not eating donuts and burgers everyday. There is no debate on the Fat Debate. The question is not “Is anorexia healthier than obesity?” Grow up, You cannot argue that not being fat is questionably less healthy than being fat. That’s like arguing the effects of smoking. The evidence is enormous- being healthy is better. Healthy not meaning starving, but being physically active and having low blood pressure and low cholestrol.  Eating healthy doesn’t equal starving. Why do they keep talking about starvation?


Also after watching the link posted above, I have to mention this- having a Plus Sized model on a pro-fat debate team doesn’t make sense because technically she is NOT FAT. Plus sized models are normal people in the real world. Crystal Renn is the highest paid plus size model in the world. She is a plus size model, which everyone knows represent normal people, realistically. I was like “Woah who is that babe” and when they said she represented fat people I thought what the fuck? That’s like having a catwalk model represent normal people!   This is how distorted it can be. She could represent anti-thin, and pro health, but certainly not pro fat because she is an example of how to be in a healthy weight range.  If you look at V magazines issue where they photograph a PLUS SIZE model against a normal Catwalk model to uh “prove a point” , you will see the only point they are proving is models are too thin, and plus sized models are healthy sized (usually). It didn’t say anything about fat being healthy, because the fashion world’s image of fat is extremely different to ours. Do you think those images represent fat being healthy? I certainly don’t.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrY2wkIl4Iw&feature=relmfu     That model who is for the fat side, is spectacularly thinner than the woman next to her. I wish someone would point that out on stage.

If those obese women used half as much energy defending their unhealthy lifestyle, and used their anger to go to the gym and control their eating patterns- who knows how much weight they could of lost by now?

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One response to “Fat VS Thin?

  • Jessie

    I disagree with a lot of this – I think the main reason for a “fat acceptance” movement is that shame doesn’t work as a tactic for encouraging people to lose weight. It just hurts peoples feelings unnecessarily. Part of the problem is that its easy to dehumanise people with obesity and the media does it a lot. People with obesity are frequently presented as fat stomachs with hands holding McDonalds, and without faces. This is problematic, they’re shown as body parts and not as people. Please don’t forget that a lot of very lovely people struggle with this issue and it is important to treat all people regardless of their weight and dietary choices with respect, compassion and empathy. This is a very loaded, and emotional issue for many people. As with all issues, there are ill-informed jerks on all sides.

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