Dances with Fat- One of my favorite blogs!
I saw a picture on Facebook comparing Marilyn Monroe to a very thin woman. The picture was about their “beauty” but many people responded with some version of “Neither of them look healthy to me.” I saw a piece about diversity in yoga criticized by people suggesting that we should be giving the participants attention because “doing yoga or not these people do not look healthy,” and I deleted a number of comments on a video of inspiration for fat people who want to participate in fitness that insisted that people like us shouldn’t be seen because we’re “obviously not healthy.”
There are a lot of ways that this is screwed up, let’s take them one by one:
First of all, judging how healthy people are based on their picture, or looking at them, is ridiculous. Not only does this feed into various appearance based prejudices and stereotypes…
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