I still can’t believe people want to argue that the availability of decent clothing or social groups or just the notion of fat acceptance somehow encourages people to be fat.
Yeah. Being fat in this society is just so much flipping fun that fat folks are just looking for an excuse to be fat. And if society doesn’t treat fatties like crap every minute of every day, it isn’t doing it’s job, because we all “know” being fat is a choice.
How do you think they discovered that diets don’t work? Because a squillion fat people have tried them, and tried them, and tried them yet again, and 95% + have ended up fatter than ever. And the sad thing is with all the data on how diets don’t work, society, as a whole, is still thinks that if fat people just tried a “little” harder the diets would work. And fat people buy into it.
The fact is, some people are just meant to be fat. Just like some people are meant to be tall, or short, or blonde or whatever. And some people who are meant to be fat end up a lot fatter because they get on the diet-go-round. It is not a moral issue. It is not a health issue. It is nature in all of its wonderful diversity. Whatever happened to “God (nature) doesn’t make junk”?
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. Stop trying to turn fat people into thin people.
So, no, having clothes to wear doesn’t make it “easier” to be fat; and having places where I can get together with my fat friends doesn’t make it “easier” to be fat. Being fat is just what I am. It’s who I have always been, no matter how hard I tried to change that. And I don’t need or want your permission to accept myself (or my fat friends or my average-sized friends or anyone else). And, happily, how I feel about myself is something society cannot control.