Caution: The war on obesity is highly toxic. Discontinue the war and call your local Health at Every Size Practitioner if you start to think that dieting’s 5% success rate seems like good odds.
The war on obesity may cause issues with your judgment. Until you know how the war on obesity affects you, you should avoid stating your stereotypes about fat people as if they are facts, or as if anybody should care what you think of fat people.
In extreme cases the war on obesity can lead to a complete loss of your ability to treat people appropriately or make good choices. Discontinue the war on obesity immediately if you find yourself spending time stalking and harassing fat bloggers, joining groups devoted to the bullying of fat people, or claiming that the research doesn’t matter because Dr. Oz is just so inspiring.
On second thought, the war on obesity is simply too toxic and it is our recommendation that it be permanently removed from the shelf.
The Fat Activism Conference is this weekend!
This is a virtual conference so you can listen to the talks by phone and/or computer wherever you are. Whether you are looking for support in your personal life with family, friends, healthcare providers etc. or you’re interested in being more public with your activism with blogging, petitions, protest, projects, online activism, or something else, this conference will give you tools and perspectives to support you and your work, and to help you make that work intentionally intersectional and inclusive, so that nobody gets left behind. Click here to get all the info and register!
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