Traditional FA [Fat Acceptance] arguments have relied on the idea that the way to diffuse these hateful statements is to prove that fat isn’t necessarily unhealthy. But by doing so we’ve ceded the premise that health status is, in fact, grounds for hating or despising someone. And as long as the tiniest statistical correlation between fatness and whatever-disease exists, we’ve lost the argument, because we diffused the wrong bomb: we should have rejected the idea that it’s okay to hate people for being ‘unhealthy,’ period.
I will always preach that it is unnecessary for you to be healthy to deserve respect.
Reblogging because I wasn’t even aware that this quote of me was floating around out there :)
The whole “but being fat is so unhealthy!!” argument is just an excuse to concern-troll anyway.