These are people who will run into a fat space (online and off) demanding attention because they care.
In their demonstrations of caring often they start out saying things like, "I'm all for self confidence" or they vomit up the shit that the teevee tells them about the apparent fact that obesity is in fact a worse threat to the planet than anything else.
Look, here's the thing and I'm sure some of you people who want to come in and tell me everything that I'm doing wrong in life because you care are reading now.
This is not how to behave in a caring manner.
If you cared about anything other than any number of the following:
- Fueling your own self esteem because you are better than someone with a different body.
- Trolling because you have nothing better to do.
- You believe that if left unchecked fat people will DIE right now, use up all the health care and cost you money.
- You believe that you have the special ability to just know everything that might be wrong with someone because you saw their picture on the internet or they walked past you on the street.
- You are an asshole.
- You have an overinflated sense of entitlement when it comes to bodies that you don't live in.
- You are too busy battling obesity to actually understand it.
- You are easily led.
- You are a diet or exercise guru.
- You are making money off of fat peoples misery.
- Someone you know and might actually love in a fucked up way might be fat, or kinda fat, or not fat at all except in your head.
Stop lying because you don't actually care. What you care about might be, being right. You might care about the concept of health care expenses in a vague way, you may care about diseases that frighten you, you may care about your own ass. But you do not care about me in a meaningful way.
What worries me is children.
How does it show care to not only ignore all of those things but encourage them?
What you're doing is being abusive.
What you're doing is contributing to a problem that will not stop at fat people. Yes I'm telling you that. You're contributing to a system that makes billions and billions of dollars off of your self loathing and the loathing you extend to others.
Doing these things is not caring.
If you do nothing else do this. Stop lying to me, the world and most importantly yourself while you hide behind empty slogans like "I just care about your health" because you don't and we can see right through you.