STOP CALLING FAT BEAUTIFUL!!!
Listen up America! It is time to stop lying to the people of this nation about the beauty of fat.
Obesity is not something to be applauded or celebrated. It is a medical condition to be treated.
As if retailers aren’t bad enough with trying to cram the acceptability of being overweight down the nation’s throat, now even Sports Illustrated has gotten in on the act. It was recently announced that this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition features a size 16 model named Ashley Graham.
TLC has given an entire show to a woman whose claim to fame is her, extremely large, size. There are now several, professional “plus size” runway and print ad models.
To all you politically correct bleeding hearts trying to make these ladies believe that they are okay just how they are, you should be ashamed. Charges of assisted suicide should be brought against the people telling men and women alike that it is okay to look like that.
Fat people are not beautiful. They are ill. They are suffering from a medical problem that is slowly killing them and you are telling them to take pictures in lingerie. You are helping them kill themselves one “that a girl” at a time.
The health risks associated with being overweight include:
type 2 diabetes
high blood pressure
nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (excess fat and inflammation in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol)
osteoarthritis (a health problem causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in one or more joints)
some types of cancer: breast, colon, endometrial (related to the uterine lining), and kidney
None of these things should make us want to say “so that we don’t hurt your feelings, let’s call you ‘curvy’ and create a new category called ‘plus sized’ to make you feel like you are part of a club.”
I am not saying that everyone should be a size 4. There is a healthy range of weight for each person. Being too far below that range is just as dangerous as being too far above.
The thing is, nobody is going to tell an obviously anorexic young woman that she should just ignore the haters and show off the figure she has. The same number of you encouraging fat people to “embrace their body” would recommend a girl who was too thin to a support group. I would love to use the line here that you can’t have your cake and eat it too, but I fear it would be lost on the “curvy” endorsement clan.
We don’t tell cancer patients not to get chemo and just learn to love themselves how they are. Why then do we tell obese people that the medical condition effecting them is just part of their identity?
There is nothing wrong with wanting to bolster someone’s self-confidence. Confidence, however, should be rooted in a person’s character.
As it stands, 68.8% of American adults are considered overweight or obese. Now, it’s getting our kids too. 31.8% of US children are this way as well. But then, why wouldn’t they be when we are providing them unhealthy role models?
For the love of your fellow man, stop trying to save their emotions at the cost of their lives.
© 2016 Vianna Vaughan– For the record, I am a size 10. I weigh 155 lbs at 5’10”. Just in case anyone thought I was writing from the perspective of a 00.