Acceptance or shaming... how should society treat fat people?

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    They hear a lot of comments from strangers out in public - at bars, grocery stores, sporting events, etc, especially women.

    "Fat-shaming is for their own good, they need to lose weight, sorry if it hurts"... vs. "mind your own fucking business, you don't what my situation is"


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  2. newcastlefan

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    Not all fat people will just take it. There is a large group who believe it is their business alone and will react on a way you probably aren't expecting should you assault them.
     
  3. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    who said anything about "assaulting them"?
     
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    "Shaming" them is verbally assaulting them.
     
  5. DrSublux

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    I could care less about the fatties. just as long as they keep their stink to themselves. I wonder if it is true that our obese society makes my insurance premiums to go up. Now that would piss me off. Is their any truth to that?
     
  6. Butcher

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    Live and let live. It doesn't bother anything of mine
     
  7. newcastlefan

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    All you need to do is make someone feel threatened. If an adult behaved in public as you describe I would feel threatened. If it was me, I would file a complaint with the police, but others would rip you to pieces.
     
  8. newcastlefan

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    People like to say that, but I've never seen any valid documentation. I bet your premiums skyrocket far more from obamacare.
     
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    Of course your premiums go up due to diseases associatd with obesity. Heart disease, diabetes... But its not the super obese like the person in that picture.
     
  10. Vyb

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    Fat tax.
     
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    ITT: fat people :ufat:
     
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    ration their food

    make them contestants on survivor
     
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    fat survivor :idea:
     
  14. HeinousMark

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    If OP tried that in our local Walmart, he'd find himself vastly outnumbered... I'm overweight, but going there makes me feel like The Machinist.
     
  15. newcastlefan

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    well since obesity is not the primary cause of cardiac problems and diabetes, nor does it have a guaranteed causal effect on those problems, maybe you should plan on attacking others in society besides fat people. women in management have a higher incidence of cardiac issues than fat men so lets crucify female managers also? pot smoking causes far more pulmonary and cardiac issues than being fat alone, so lets nail pot smokers to the wall too? the sexually promiscuous who pick up STDs (especially hep) are more prone to pancreatic and liver aliments than diabetics on medications so should we sterilize the sexually active?

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  17. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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    the vexing problem is that they so lethargic and lazy, they'd make terrible slaves.

    Quite the conundrum....
     
  18. Napoleon V2

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    In America people have the right to be what ever weight they wish to be. They also have the right to tell others what they think of them. I think health and diet programs should be promoted heavily.
     
  19. Satori Brah

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    Fat people will always bring up how fat they are within the first 5 minutes when talking to them.
    I think they shame themselves enough.

    There is also a lot of shitty advice out there. Registered dietitians are decades behind.
     
  20. FlaFlaFlunkie

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    Sometimes it's because of the looks they get. I have two friends who are morbidly obese and people are just so fucking rude to them.

    they think that my friend's obesity gives them license to be a giant asshole.