It’s no secret that I despise the Fat Acceptance movement. Bunch of spoiled loons with puerile ideas who harm themselves and (unforgivably) children who are too young to defend easily against bad ideas.
Was just thinking today about how they take it as oppression on the level of slavery (no, really, many of them say exactly this) when you suggest that it’d perhaps be better not to eat that 5,000 calorie “snack” and that no, it’s not injustice when someone points that sort of thing out.
Great related line from the movie Tomorrowland:
“Meanwhile, your Earth was crumbling all around you. You’ve got simultaneous epidemics of obesity and starvation. Explain that one!”
Explain that one, indeed.
By the way, I really enjoyed the movie Tomorrowland despite its absolute senselessness, with plot holes the size of Nebraska, and despite being just chock full of other glaring errors.
But the protagonist and her co-stars carried the film. It’s a story where a girl gets to have an adventure, and be chosen, and no one ever makes any comment either way about her gender, etc., all in a story that’s a muddled mishmash of a mélange and a mess ten ways to Sunday, but is also kind of wonderful.
And the things Casey Newton does in the film could not and would not be done by someone standing around stuffing Whoppers into her face while complaining about how someone was obviously oppressing her.
That’s not the best callback, but I’m sticking with it.
Just watch the film.