We need to stop perpetuating weightism. This refers to oppressive societal structures that create body image disturbances in certain people.

If you are so insensitive that you would suggest a portly pal skip that second slice of cake, you’re not showing concern for his or her well-being; you’re committing a microaggression, expressing bigotry, causing emotional pain.

This growing "war on obesity" has actually caused more harm than good. Many who attempt to lose weight suffer damaging psychological consequences. And, as the "war on obesity" has escalated, so has weight-based bias and discrimination

Weightism as a system of oppression is just as wicked, evil, and psychologically damaging as other (more media-popular) systems of oppression such as sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, and ageism.

Weight-based oppression is a social justice issue. Fat people are victims of sizeism (i.e., fat oppression)! 

All of this stems from an oppression known as healthism. Encouraging people to watch their health is a coercive and potentially fascist act linked to capitalism, racism, and Nazi-style eugenics.

We must show a united front against this awful discrimination!


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