2 faded 2 function
same except instead of being faded I drank a malkshake that was literally aggressively and painfully filling and I’m so full I look pregnant and can’t function
Look at this vaporwave motherfucker on scruff what the fuck
Gosh we are cute.
Anonymous said: Am I a bad person for thinking that the fat acceptance movement is stupid as shit? I just have a hard time conceptualizing fat Americans as an oppressed minority that warrants the sympathy and understanding of the larger population (no pun intended). Shitting on people for their appearance is wack, no doubt, but arguing that obesity is okay and not a public health issue is something I have a very hard time accepting as a person who cares a lot about his physical/mental health. What am I missing?
you’re missing a lot, but i wouldn’t really say you are missing out. did you have a single parent who had to work long hours at a minimum wage job and found themselves too exhausted to cook for you and your obnoxious siblings and thus relied on the dollar menu or some egregious pre-made garbage from the grocery store? did you grow up in a economically hard up rural community whose people felt loyal to whatever the gross product that the local (factory) farmers got subsidized to produce?
i could list a whole number of nightmare scenarios, but i think what i am getting at is that your “cares a lot about his physical/mental health” statistically translates to: middle class. obesity is largely affected by class, race, and location. the problem is greatly intensified by a fundamentally broken agricultural industrial complex; factory farms, GMOs, lack of understanding of crop rotation, etc. or shit, take the corn subsidies in this country for example. corn got itself endorsed real hard by the government in the way of subsidies a bunch of years ago in response to a corn surplus. the outcome of that is corn being used for a wide range of products where it is not the best choice; a good example of which is ethanol. a better example would be high fructose corn syrup.
basically, if you combine a lack of access to information about nutrition, a lack of money, a lack of time, a grocery store full of extremely unhealthy garbage, and places like macdonalds specifically targeting low income and non-white communities, it is astonishing there are not more obese people in this country.
then, to make things really fun, we have asinine standards for being attractive, especially for women, which are often not in any way based in reality. there are many people who are healthy individuals who are made to feel overweight based on advertising, pop culture, etc.
so i don’t think anyone is really making the argument that people SHOULD be obese for the health benefits, but on the flip side, being cruel to obese folks is usually a sign that you are pretty oblivious to the bigger picture. furthermore, judging the obese is about as effective a way of combating obesity as picking a scab is for avoiding cuts. the cut is a symptom of a fall or injury; it is not the cause. viewing obesity in america as its own problem is to glaze over the host of larger issues of this fundamentally flawed culture.