Just yesterday, I was walking through the recreational ground
behind my house, and some random person
started yelling insults at me. Insults about my weight
What is it about the slightly more portly
among us that makes people want to insult
them? I didn't know that guy. I only just found out his name. I'd never seen him before, and yet he insulted me
I just don't get it.
Why should people be insulted for their weight? Exactly why? Are these pillocks
so damn insecure
that they have to make fun of other people to reaffirm
that they are, apparently, the greatest? What is it about the overweight that immediately flicks on a blinking light
in certain peoples brains that says "enemy"?
I don't understand why, in this culture, any racist
comment is (quite rightly) jumped upon and ripped to shreds
, yet it is somehow acceptable to be fattist
? I would lump "insulting fat people because of their weight" in with "insulting black people because of their colour" or "insulting gay people because of their sexuality". But no, apparently hatred
of fat people is so ingrained
in our society, that noone dares do do anything about it.
School is hell
for the overweight. You aren't "Joe Baldwin" you're "that fat bastard
", or "you stupid gay fat twat" (I have been called both those things, and I don't know which I should be more worried about-using gay as an insult
or using fat as an insult-I'm not gay, but I'm a stickler for tolerance
at any rate). It seems we're so obsessed with beauty and looks that we can't look past that and focus on the personality. Apparently, to be successful and be friends with people, you have to fit some kind of Aryan
ideal-tall, blonde, blue-eyed, thin thinthin
Fattism, or as I like to call it lipophobia
is a prejudice
, which should be labelled as such. It should not have to be taken as a given.
Thank you for your time