I believe that fat people are more than just the fat they carry. They are more than the stereotyped image of the fat person who is lazy and eats all day. They have lives and families. Yet they seem to be open targets for public shame and humiliation. It seems that so many people are all too willing to poke fun at someone who is fat because of some preconceived notion that all fat people choose to be that way. Just because fat is so obvious. It cannot be hidden. It can't be tucked away within ourselves or stuffed in a box and stored under the bed. It can never be a secret.
I'm pro-fat acceptance because I am pro-human rights. Fat people have a right to feel comfortable in their own skin. They have a right to leave their houses without shame or fear of being mocked. Other people do not have to like it, but they certainly do not have a right to make someone feel less than human because of it.
I am very happy to see that you are confident in yourself-physically and emotionally! I love it that you empower other women to be more accepting of their bodies and appearances. However, the “pro-fat” movement doesn’t exactly scream, “healthy”.
I believe all men and women should be happy in their own skin-be them underweight, normal, or overweight. But just as “pro-ana” is unhealthy, “pro-fat” is in a very similar way. Both groups strive for acceptance of a certain type of unhealthy lifestyle. I believe that one should be self-confident but at the same time, strive to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Being overweight is not healthy. Being happy is healthy.
Maybe I’m misunderstanding, but are you condoning being overweight/obese as a healthy lifestyle?