According to recent CDC data, 67% of Americans are overweight or obese.
- Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are obese: 33.9% (2007-2008)
- Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight (and not obese): 34.4% (2007-2008)
Although we might disagree over tastes great, less filling, or Obama or Romney, we as a country have made a near-unanimous decision. Being fat is OK.
Can two-hundred million Americans be wrong?
I think not.
Yet I see so many of my brothers-in-arms openly attacking fat women.
Who do you guys think you are? Do you think you’re special? Do you think you’re better than 67% of the country? If so, why?
Have you won a Nobel Prize or an Olympic gold medal? I think not.
It it time to embrace fat acceptance. I use embrace literally and figuratively.
By accepting fat people as they are, you are showing compassion for all of God’s creatures. You are choosing not to be judgemental. You are adopting a positive mindset based on love and tolerance. You are deconstructing the socially constructed, anti-fat artifices that confine our mind.
Open your mind up to new possibilities. Once you destroy the house that a Westernized, materialistic, oppressive society has created, you are opening your home up to millions of women.
Most women are “fat.” By assessing women under the false consciousness of fat hate, you’ve disqualified the majority of women from consideration. Imagine what would happen if you stopped being a “Shallow Hal.”
How many more women could have you have meaningful relationships with? How many more millions of women could you have hot sex with? Is hot, sweaty sex not appealing to you? Imagine the temperatures created from sex with a 300 pound woman.
Like all men, I rejected his truth. As another great humanitarian wrote, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Thank you for opening my mind to the destructive toll judging has taken on my brain, and for opening my eyes to the beauty of fat women.
I would encourage all of you to base your life on one of love and fat acceptance rather than meanness and hate.
“If not us, who? If not now, when?”
The time for fat acceptance is now. The only question is: Are we man enough to love women for who they are?