What We’re Really Telling Fat People

(Content Warning: anti-fat stigma, use of ableist language)

Wouldn’t it be great if we acknowledged the full humanity of everyone, including fat people? While more people are bringing this very issue to the forefront, it’s still very common to shame and hyper-scrutinize fat people.

So common, in fact, that people who can have a big influence on our lives – like our doctors and politicians – are often the ones to make dehumanizing comments.

Here are some harmful messages we continue to send fat people, and one way out of this negative minefield. This is why the fat acceptance movement is a wonderful thing.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Barry Deutsch is the Portland-based author and cartoonist of Ampersand, a political comic with a generally progressive sensibility. A new Ampersand comic appears in every issue of Dollars and Sense Magazine. His current comics project is his comic book Hereville, a fantasy adventure comic about an eleven-year-old Jewish girl. Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter @barrydeutsch.