“It’s all about normalizing fatness (which doesn’t promote obesity, don’t even get me STARTED). Accepting it as an appropriate way to refer to certain people. Accepting if the word could apply to you. And, ya know, the small thing of accepting fat people AS THEY ARE. Instead of assuming they’re miserable. Instead of taking things out of their grocery carts (that shit happens!) Instead of treating them as fetishes, as opposed to desirable human beings worthy of love.”

You just said that you don’t go out of your way to be hurtful but now you are defending shaming people as a part of free expression. Which one is it?

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