Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated.
Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they should. They use ideal weight…
Today a mother will talk about how “disgusting” fat people are and her child will internalize it. Today a father will tell his wife that he will divorce her if she ever gets fat and their child will internalize it. Today a grandmother will shame her grandchild for getting pudgy and that child will internalize it. Today a teacher will make a fat joke and his class full of children will internalize it. Today millions of children will be bombarded with messages about how thin is good and fat is bad and they will internalize it.
The “war on obesity” is creating a shock wave of weight bigotry that will be felt for generations to come.
"We’re raising a generation of kids to see fat as the ultimate failure and the ultimate sin."
I just want to gush about how incredible it was to be at an amazingly queer camp with lots of rad queer kids! Thank you to Project Acorn for inviting It Gets Fatter to present and share in your space.
Also, on a personal note, you all were so nice and welcoming! Thank you for coming to chat and sharing your stories with me. I hope you stay out of the rain and enjoy the rest of your weekend!