Monday, July 28, 2008

My Fatifesto

I strive toward a world in which:

- People are treated respectfully, regardless of their body shape or size,

- Medical personnel treat a person's actual medical problems and behave as professionals who set aside personal aesthetics when treating and diagnosing a patient,

- The answer to every problem does not involve weight loss,

- A person's body size or shape does not reflect their morality,

- Fat people are not scapegoated for all the world's ills,

- Fat is not an epithet,

- My body's shape or size is regarded as my business and no one else's,

- The life-giving act of eating is not regarded as shameful, weak, or dangerous,

- A fat person can be in public without fearing they will be abused in some way,

- The abuse--physical, verbal, emotional, psychological, or other--of fat people is regarded as morally wrong, with no exceptions or excuses,

- It is acknowledged that no one needs to "do something" about their body's shape or size,

- It is acknowledged that most fat people cannot significantly change their body size or shape, even if it were beneficial to do so,

- Fat people are not subjected to hard-sell, dishonest marketing tactics that shame and scare them into purchasing products and services they do not need, and which do not work,

- A food's merits are based on its nourishing qualities and good flavor, not on how few calories it has,

- Fat people are not discriminated against in the job market.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Amen!

OzFugly said...

I like this. It is clear and concise, something I could not be if I tried the same thing. I think I'll bookmark it and send to to someone if I need to explain why I am into FA. :)

Keechypeachy (posting as ozfugly which is my horsie blogger id)

nuckingfutz said...

I second that Amen!

blameful said...

love this. thank you for posting it! i might link to it sometime, even, if that's alright with you.

violet_yoshi said...

I love this! It's perfect!

JeanC said...

I 3rd, 4th and 5th that Amen!!!! And throw in a few Awomens :D