Body Positivity Shines a Light on Loving One’s Self, Not Ignoring One’s Health.
In this article, Jess explains from her point of view how the body positivity movement is rather suicidal.
She talks about all of the drawbacks that she experienced living in a plus-sized body.
And I don’t doubt her experience, because I do not know her, so I am not in a position to have a say.
She has a lot to say, as if she is a representative of every overweight person that there ever was.
Let’s deal with some reality. Just like not all Black people are the same. And all LGBTQIA people are not the same. All overweight people are not the same.
She calls bullshit that eating healthy can be expensive, because it wasn’t expensive for her. I congratulate her on being able to lose weight, and eat healthy while living from paycheck to paycheck, but unless she is buying for every overweight person in the country, then she does not know each person’s unique circumstances.
They have been targeted for frat boy reindeer games, ostracized, abused and made to feel that they are not deserving of love or to even be alive.
In a response to one of her commenters, she says:
Not to mention, buying groceries as an obese person is automatically more expensive because you have to buy MORE in order to feed the food addiction.
I have to say that assuming that every obese person has a food addiction, is a huge and sweeping generalization. Ya know, like saying all white people are racist.
Body positivity is not making the choice to be obese and love it.
The campaign for body positivity arose, because people have made a point at kicking down at overweight people, because they can. They have been targeted for frat boy reindeer games, ostracized, abused and made to feel that they are not deserving of love or to even be alive, because they do not fit into a skinny minnie criteria of beauty.