#1 Posted by LarryAshlynn (902 posts) - - Show Bio

Welp. I've seen plenty off stuff about this movement but it weird's me out, as I do value fitness and exercise and all that. What is your opinion?

#2 Posted by kgb725 (10521 posts) - - Show Bio

Never heard of it

#3 Posted by Eisenfauste (14270 posts) - - Show Bio

Accept being unhealthy? Sounds like they need to eat some ice cream and get over themselves.

#4 Posted by homicidalmaniac (9965 posts) - - Show Bio

I dunno what that is,but I'm amusing it involves lifting a car

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#5 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12523 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really get it to be honest. Just take the time to lose some weight, its healthier that way.

#6 Posted by LarryAshlynn (902 posts) - - Show Bio

Google it if you don't know

#7 Posted by kgb725 (10521 posts) - - Show Bio

Did a quick search found nothing I didn't expect. Shouldn't they just lose the weight instead of trying to be lazy

#8 Posted by Knightsofdarkness2 (6515 posts) - - Show Bio

I googled it.

Then I lol'd.

#9 Edited by kyrees (8740 posts) - - Show Bio

i will never accept something that harms a person in the long run. obesity is one of them

#10 Posted by wildvine (11369 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't know fat people were under oppression.

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#11 Posted by i_like_swords (21522 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine said:

Didn't know fat people were under oppression.

#12 Posted by Wolverine08 (48777 posts) - - Show Bio

Muscles ftw.

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#13 Posted by kyrees (8740 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine said:

Didn't know fat people were under oppression.

misguided fat people would think like that.

#14 Edited by Dernman (17545 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't know about it until just now. Did a quick search and glossed over it.

I'm of two minds on this. It goes without saying we should promote healthy living, eating right, exercise, be active but they do have a few points even if they go off the rails a bit.

#15 Posted by Jayc1324 (18273 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah like people said fat people arent really that mistreated. Anyway, having some fat is acceptable but being way way obese is when someone should change.

#16 Edited by SlamAdams (342 posts) - - Show Bio

It is what it is, I guess. I certainly don't believe people should be bullied for being fat, and there's nothing more annoying than some passive aggressive fitness guy who tries to "white knight" a heavier person. I also don't think the rest of the country is responsible for fat people's limitations. Like when I hear stuff about bigger airplane seats or stadium seats or stores and brands carrying larger sizes. It would be nice, but I don't think those companies are socially or legally obligated to follow through with such demands.

It's one thing to value fitness, its another to devalue those who don't share that opinion.

#17 Posted by hylian (9756 posts) - - Show Bio

if people dont want to exercise for the social reasons then they should for the health reasons

#18 Posted by Dernman (17545 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324 said:

Yeah like people said fat people arent really that mistreated.

Yeah they kind of are. It's almost accepted and sometimes defended to ridicule, make fun of or generally make them feel bad or ashamed. Any comments to say against such behavior usually get shut down or dismissed.

I know people who are heavy and they have many stories to tell.

#19 Edited by Dernman (17545 posts) - - Show Bio

@slamadams said:

It is what it is, I guess. I certainly don't believe people should be bullied for being fat, and there's nothing more annoying than some passive aggressive fitness guy who tries to "white knight" a heavier person. I also don't think the rest of the country is responsible for fat people's limitations. Like when I hear stuff about bigger airplane seats or stadium seats or stores and brands carrying larger sizes. It would be nice, but I don't think those companies are socially or legally obligated to follow through with such demands.

Someone who gets it.

#20 Edited by Jayc1324 (18273 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman: I've never heard about anything like that honestly. With most people I talk to making fun of "fat" people is like, frowned upon. I'm sure sure does happen to some people though.

While I do think really obese people should change, being fat is probably the absolute least of the problems people have today.

#21 Posted by Ostyo (12621 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Edited by Blade_R (5043 posts) - - Show Bio

They aren't mistreated (As far as I know) if anything some of them (Not all) ruin stuff for non-overweight people, I mean c'mon isn't it practically their fault that McDonalds doesn't have super size anymore? And also the reason why (I may be wrong here) that they tried to ban huge sodas in NY and a bunch of other stuff? Lol if you're overweight just don't get that stuff, don't bi*** about it and ruin it for everybody. But I don't believe we should look down on or pick on overweight people, that's just messed up and imo immature, if they don't want to try to lose weight then let them be overweight but they houldn't be treated differently than anybody else, its not like being fat makes them bad people lmao but when those same overweight people are complaining about fast food joints and other establishments selling fatty foods and trying to get them removed or w.e , I get pissed off. Just don't buy it for fu*** sake!!!

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#23 Edited by Wolverine08 (48777 posts) - - Show Bio
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#24 Posted by Ostyo (12621 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: Haha, yeah I just wanted to see what gif you would reply with, and you didn't disappoint.

#25 Edited by kasino (1814 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't understand the goal of movement as well as I probably should.

I let people who aren't hurting anyone be.

#27 Edited by Dernman (17545 posts) - - Show Bio

@blade_r said:

They aren't mistreated (As far as I know) if anything some of them (Not all) ruin stuff for non-overweight people, I mean c'mon isn't it practically their fault that McDonalds doesn't have super size anymore? And also the reason why (I may be wrong here) that they tried to ban huge sodas in NY and a bunch of other stuff? Lol if you're overweight just don't get that stuff, don't bi*** about it and ruin it for everybody. But I don't believe we should look down on or pick on overweight people, that's just messed up and imo immature, if they don't want to try to lose weight then let them be overweight but they houldn't be treated differently than anybody else, its not like being fat makes them bad people lmao but when those same overweight people are complaining about fast food joints and other establishments selling fatty foods and trying to get them removed or w.e , I get pissed off. Just don't buy it for fu*** sake!!!

It seems to me you're blaming the wrong people for taking away things you like. Heavy people like those things. It's why they were created in the first place and they b!tch when it gets taken away. :p

It's really the healthy eating and control how others live people that get those things shut down.

#28 Posted by Dernman (17545 posts) - - Show Bio

Muscles ftw.

You know all that muscle is going to turn to fat when he retires or gets to the end of his career like most former wrestlers. :p

#29 Posted by judasnixon (8961 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm kind of OK with it. Some people can diet and exercise all day and never be skinny, at least they try. It's the people who eat a dozen donuts, and play X-Box twelve hours a day that bugs me.

#30 Posted by Wolverine08 (48777 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman said:

@wolverine08 said:

Muscles ftw.

You know all that muscle is going to turn to fat when he retires or gets to the end of his career like most former wrestlers. :p

LIES!

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#31 Edited by silkyballfro94 (3746 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL just LOL. This movement is stupid. Being fat is unhealthy and telling people that it's okay to be unhealthy is wrong . If you want to lose weight, get off the couch, fix your diet and start exercising. Obviously it's hard for some people to lose weight and easier for others. But that doesn't mean you should give up and accept a unhealthy lifestyle. Isn't it more logical that there should a movement towards the very opposite of this?

#32 Edited by KittyParker13 (3170 posts) - - Show Bio

This is huge on tumblr. They call it anti-fat shaming. What I hate is when they go the other extreme and say things like, "Real woman have curves" and other such things. There's nothing wrong with being skinny. xD But people who are overweight should also not be mistreated. Treat people well. People are people and everyone deserves to be treated respectfully, no matter their race, sexuality or weight.

#33 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (9188 posts) - - Show Bio

All of these social movement's have been like a double edged sword - and people need not be so extreme about their stances from time to time.

I don't believe anyone should be made fun of due to their body shape, color, or size; however, I do not believe that people shouldn't ignore the health risks that some excessive weights can give to them - don't lose weight just to reach a certain size for social reasons - lose weight so you're not harming yourself or putting your body at risk.

#34 Posted by Blade_R (5043 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman said:

@blade_r said:

They aren't mistreated (As far as I know) if anything some of them (Not all) ruin stuff for non-overweight people, I mean c'mon isn't it practically their fault that McDonalds doesn't have super size anymore? And also the reason why (I may be wrong here) that they tried to ban huge sodas in NY and a bunch of other stuff? Lol if you're overweight just don't get that stuff, don't bi*** about it and ruin it for everybody. But I don't believe we should look down on or pick on overweight people, that's just messed up and imo immature, if they don't want to try to lose weight then let them be overweight but they houldn't be treated differently than anybody else, its not like being fat makes them bad people lmao but when those same overweight people are complaining about fast food joints and other establishments selling fatty foods and trying to get them removed or w.e , I get pissed off. Just don't buy it for fu*** sake!!!

It seems to me you're blaming the wrong people for taking away things you like. Heavy people like those things. It's why they were created in the first place and they b!tch when it gets taken away. :p

It's really the healthy eating and control how others live people that get those things shut down.

Lol my bad I always under the impression that it was the heavy people getting all the good stuff taken away , I bi*** because im one of those people that can eat all that stuff all I want and not gain a pound (and I love it lol) so it frustrates me when people try to get it taken away when people can just not eat it, no one is forcing anybody to eat fatty foods, if you gain weight easily, don't eat it lol its quite simple.

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#35 Posted by Nefarious (28462 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know what to think of it.

#36 Posted by JakeN7 (15047 posts) - - Show Bio

This article touches on all my points. You want to know how I feel about it? Read this:

http://thoughtcatalog.com/carolyn-hall/2014/04/6-things-i-dont-understand-about-the-fat-acceptance-movement/

#37 Posted by dngn4774 (4802 posts) - - Show Bio

With the exception of parents feeding children this is a personal choice. I can't make you lose/gain weight just as you could not do the same to me. The key word in the Fat Acceptance Movement is acceptance. You don't have to like that fat people are fat or encourage other people to become fat, but you shouldn't act is if fat people subject themselves to an inferior lifestyle just because you take issue with their eating habits. So long as our society educates us on the dangers of obesity and the importance of nutrition, we should all be given the personal freedom to choose how we want to eat.

#38 Posted by EdBlank (931 posts) - - Show Bio

It's so odd that THEY would try to tell ME what I am supposed to like in a woman. They tell me that the only reason I think fit women are attractive is because of magazines and Barbie Dolls. They tell me fat women are beautiful, too.

You never have to tell someone what THEY PERSONALLY find attractive. If my favorite color is blue, what kind of scientific psycho social data can you provide to convince me that my favorite color is actually green? It's not just stupid, it's nuts.

So, fat lady, go forth with your yoga pants on and see who bites. Whoever that guy is he has EVERY RIGHT to cuddle you. I have every right NOT TO. I really don't care what fat people are doing, just do it over there. So don't be worrying about who I am finding attractive.

What's next? People who decide not to shower trying to force us to accept their BO?

Here's another angle. Most women like taller guys. Does anyone take women to task for not being attracted to a short guy? Being short is worse because you can't gain height in any way, but you can lose weight. Look at the comedienne Mo'Nique. She talked that s*** for like 20 years about being happy to be fat. Now look at her.

I am egalitarian and as such I don't believe anyone should be abused for any physical, mental, or social characteristic. Not finding fat people (or black people or short people or freckled people) attractive is not abuse.

#39 Posted by Bsaa (761 posts) - - Show Bio

@kittyparker13: you do realize that tumblr is full of fat as crap 30 year old women with no husband, right?

#40 Posted by Ms-Lola (8502 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe there is merit in some of the complaints made in how society treats people who are overweight. I don't believe for one moment the majority of people who are overweight want to be overweight and speculation as to why someone is overweight should only come from their physician, not some random stranger on the street. I take this acceptance movement to mean there are people who will never have the body shape society appears to glorify and yet they are very healthy, otherwise. They should be encouraged to accept and love themselves for that. I don't see the problem.

As for being purposely unhealthy, that is a far too complex issue to group with this supposed movement and I think the saying about walking in someone's shoes applies here.

I know several people who are over weight and look fantastic. They consider themselves beautiful/gorgeous and this confidence in turn makes them very attractive. I think that's very healthy and very sexy.

#41 Posted by BlazingNova (10925 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to start a movement where it's okay for people to procrastinate and to be lazy.

#42 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - - Show Bio

Where I come from people get hanged for being fat.

#43 Posted by GreatCaesarsGhost (3882 posts) - - Show Bio

We shouldn't make fun of heavyset people. A certain level of sensitivity is fair.

It's unhealthy of course, as has been stated several times. If you must voice your concerns, try to be respectful.

#44 Posted by ARMIV2 (9250 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a definite line that has to be drawn here, and I figure that line gets drawn at the point where one's health is at risk.

#45 Posted by Eisenfauste (14270 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like some people need to check their fat privileges.

#46 Posted by WarBlade539 (5128 posts) - - Show Bio
#47 Posted by GreatCaesarsGhost (3882 posts) - - Show Bio

Where I come from people get hanged for being fat.

And the rope snaps...

#48 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - - Show Bio
#49 Posted by Erik (32504 posts) - - Show Bio

I love fat people. In fact, they are going to be keeping me rolling in cash once I get done with med school. I need you all to eat that KFC and Smashburger. Murica is a cardiac surgeon's paradise.

#50 Posted by Mr_Clockwork91 (2572 posts) - - Show Bio

I say let them, just as long as I feel better about myself in comparison. lol