Sunday, November 11, 2007

Oh shut UP already

I am so tired of these whiny assholes complaining that, "I saw a fat person in an electric wheelchair, and that is no fair, they should walk!"

Okay you morons, look:
- It is possible to be disabled AND fat

- No, being fat isn't a disability, you're right. Therefore, they must have some type of disability that isn't being fat. Sometimes, you can't see disabilities. If you weren't stupid, you'd know that.

- Yes, there are fat people in the world. Some of them go out in public. Some of the disabled ones go out in public, too. You don't want to look at them? Too bad; everyone has a right to be in public as long as they are a law-abiding citizen.

- Maybe we don't like to look at you, either, but we're not suggesting that you never go out in public.

- The medical conditions of other people are none of your business.

- The body size of other people is also none of your business.

- If you're that jealous about not being able to ride in the wheelchair, come over and I'll break your legs for you, okay? Or, hey, no one's stopping you from hopping into one at the grocery store. They don't make you show your medical records or anything.

- Walking around a store instead of riding in a scooter will not make a fat person thin. Parking at the back of a parking lot will also not make a fat person thin.

- Both of those things MAY, however, prevent that person from being able to go out in public and do their errands. And that's what this is really about, isn't it? You want the disabled fat to shut themselves in, never to be seen. It upsets you that they even exist.

- Too bad. We are here, and some of us will try to live as normal a life as possible, even when we are in pain, exhausted, bloated by our meds, or dizzy. That might mean we'll use mobility aids. Grow the fuck up and get over it.


Ruth said...

Michele and I both use motorized carts at the grocery store. We both get looks like, "Get off your fat ass and walk." While she ignores them, I still feel bad about it. Even though I'm disabled, I'm embarrassed to use carts because I'm afraid someone will call me a name some day. Thanks for the post - every time I hear someone take up for fat disabled people (especially when they themselves are fat and disabled) it makes me feel better about it. You're a great source of encouragement, Rio. Thanks so much.

kriselda said...

Thank you

Andee said...

I can't even believe that anyone actually thinks it's possible to "eat your way into a wheelchair." I mean, the entire concept is just ludicrous, unless it's one of those one-in-a-billion freak stories like The Girl Who Had No Leptin (from Gina Kolata's Rethinking Thin), and even then there has to be something medically wrong with you to be able to eat that much. I worked at the VA until recently, and I saw plenty of fat people there in wheelchairs and motorized scooters. They had war injuries, for Bast's sake.

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

i like the integrity of your makes alot of sense...

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

i meant to also add kudos for sharing...i spent 15 years with my head over a toilet (bulimia) and has met far too many disfunctional people obsessed with weightloss instead of focusing on health.

Anonymous said...

You tell them sister!