Have you ever made a comparison between being a smoker and being fat? You might think that showing “concern” for smokers and fat people is the same – isn’t all just about encouraging people to be healthy?
This comic shows why it’s time to stop with this comparison. It’s both inaccurate and harmful – spreading misconceptions about fat people’s health and encouraging toxic fat-shaming.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 11 Reasons Your ‘Concern’ for Fat People’s Health Isn’t Helping Anyone
- This Poodle Analogy Perfectly Illuminates the Problem with Fatphobia in Society
Ronnie Rene Ritchie is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism, an illustrator, and storyteller working out of Peterborough, Ontario. Since graduating from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon with a BFA in Illustration, Ronnie has had work featured in galleries and sex shops across North America, and their autobiographical webcomic, GQutie, has seen its popularity soar online. Learn more about GQutie, Ronnie’s illustration, or follow them on Twitter @ronithebear.