More mental gymnastics, perhaps as a way to not deal with the actual topic. I was responding to a very specific dynamic which was talked about in the original article. It is a part of a larger social system, but fat shaming, and fat shaming of women in particular (especially by men) is the topic. The author certainly doesn’t believe that her real worth is determined by these jerks, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t well within her rights to point out that it’s cruel and sexist for them to attempt to. And I was simply agreeing with her.

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