Fat Bottomed Girls

A Fat Positive site, focusing on women who are fat and not ashamed of it.

Friday, May 02, 2003

I'm back :D

Another day of fat bashing at Metafilter.com. From this link, I've posted the following rant:

Someone please explain to me how the anorexic is different from the morbidly obese.

I am 'morbidly obese.' There I've said it. And I'm sure I'm not the only one here at MeFi who is. I am fat, I have been that way for since I was 15, prior to that I was barely chubby.

I have a disease. Polycystic Ovarion Syndrome. I eat less than most people on an average day. I dieted myself into the hospital as a chubby 12 year old. I was diagnosed with malnutrition and starvation and I was still FAT!

I'm always going to be fat, no matter what I eat. But my blood pressure is fantastic, my cholesterol is wonderful, my heart is kick ass, and I am not diabetic.

What I am is fat. Plain and simple. My fat isn't costing you a damn dime as I do not have any of the supposed 'fat' health issues.

I am also not lazy prior to becoming disabled (which, by the way, has nothing to do with fat, but is a story for another day) I worked in an Nursing Home. I was lifting 250 pound + people on a daily basis, on my feet for 8-16 hours a day, walking on average 5 miles a day for my job.

I also went dancing 3 nights a week and worked out 4 days a week. I was still FAT!

Some of us just are fat, it has nothing to do with what we eat. I dare say I eat better than the vast majority of people here at MeFi.

And you know what? You don't like my fat? Don't look at me. Turn your head, your neck works. Do not disparage me soley because I don't fit society's ideal of a thin, tall, blond with enourmous breasts. I'm short, fat, wild haired with a little grey in there, I'm in a wheelchair on or on a cane. To my husband of almost five years, I'm fucking gorgeous. And when it comes down to it, he is the only one that matters.

If you search at Google for Fat Bottomed Girls, my fat positive site (sorely neglected due to real life) comes up on the first page. I'm tired of ignorant people who have the metabolism of a 6 year old hyperactive child on speed telling me how I should feel about myself.

Fuck that shit. Children torment one another over looks. Why do adults do that? It's ridiculous, completely ridiculous that every time something like this is posted to MeFi that the fat bashers come out in hordes.