VIRGIE TOVAR’S Take the Cake: Why Fat Liberation Isn’t About Whether Fat People Are Healthy

If we truly, truly wanted health as a nation we would see the decision to end militarization, we would see initiatives to end homelesness, we would see true moves toward closing prisons, we would see campaigns to end discrimination (which we know causes long term health damage to stigmatized people), we would see earnest efforts toward getting everyone clean water and nutritious food even if it means profit loss, we would see public health money encouraging people to prioritize joyful movement, we would have universal healthcare, we would have measures in place to protect individuals from corporate greed…

… I see the path to fat justice as one paved through the assertion of and insistence upon fat people’s full humanity and our right to a life free from discrimination — not our health status.

THIS! Full post here.

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