Fatsplaining, It's a thing
Monday, May 02, 2016
You may have heard of mansplaining, coined when a woman at a party had a man authoritatively explain to her the details of a book. Despite the woman stating several times that she had written it!
It's the same for us fat people. On social media, friends and family; people explain to us that we are fat. They tell us being overweight is bad for our health and we don't look attractive.
I haven't met one person yet who was fat and didn't know it.
We shouldn't eat this food or that. Recently, sugar has taken over from fat and carbs and gluten as the bad guy. Just eating cabbage we will lose weight. No thoughts on how to keep it off or the bad health effects of fad diets and yo-yo dieting..
We should get off the couch and exercise. Never mind if we are disabled or don't know where to start. The fatsplainer who told me I should walk, oh wait, I do -- everyday.
Getting healthy-- a better description than losing weight-- isn't easy. For any changes, a person must want to change. No one can make a fat person thin by fatsplaining.
There is a meme on Facebook, "Telling a person to calm down has never made a person calm down." Telling a person to lose weight has never made a person lose weight.