I grew so tired of the constant barrage of derision that in recent years I built big fat (heh) walls around myself, and am VERY picky about who is allowed in. If you are a concern troll or just love to blatantly have fun at the expense of fat people, then GTFO. If you somehow manage to hide that side of yourself from me, but it slips out- I WILL say something to you. I’ll be nice about it, but I’m going to say something.
Enough. No, seriously, enough. The science is against you. You are listening to the propaganda of an industry that makes $60 BILLION dollars a year, and is therefore SUPER invested in amping up the hate and making you believe that treating fatties like shit is for their own good.
You can disbelieve these things if you want… but just the fact that these results keep persistently popping up- to the point that researchers are scrambling to explain away an “Obesity Paradox”- should make you think. Question everything. Most DEFINITELY question things that ‘everyone just KNOWS’- where is the basis for these assumptions? What is really going on? Who does it benefit?
In any case, I’ve never understood why it’s SO hard for people to not be assholes to each other… I mean, really, people? Wtf?
I love how fatphobes say we are ignoring scientific evidence, but when they see studies like these they are all like “LALALALALA I can’t hear you!”
Even when the media reports those studies, they always shoehorn in commentary to the effect of BUT THAT’S NO EXCUSE TO BE FAT.