Friday, August 6, 2010

Quote of the Damn Day from My Wise Friend Sheria

However, most children and teenagers haven't made peace with their bodies and go through untold emotional pain as they receive a consistent message that they are worthless. Don't misunderstand, I think efforts to teach healthy eating and the joy of movement are needed. However, there is a big difference from conveying a message that being physically fit will enhance your enjoyment of life and conveying the message that being fat is akin to wearing a sign around your neck that says criticize me, emotionally batter me until I have no self esteem left and then tell me how it's for my own good.

People who would never disparage anyone based on race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation fail to even recognize the daily insults that they and others lobby at fat people.


Sheria's thought-provoking blog can be found here: http://theexaminedlife-sheria.blogspot.com/

Check it out, motherfuckers, or my fat ass will give you the beat down!
[Sheria will be MAD that I am referring to myself as a fat ass, but I'm allowed to call myself that shit. The Viking calls me a fat ass, too. I could give a flying fuck. His ass is a stringbean.]

7 comments:

gingermagnolia said...

Very well said, thank you for sharing this, SB.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Quite welcome, Ginger. Thanks for reading it.

Jeannie said...

I have to admit that even though I'm fat, I have some disgust for fat people. I suppose it's just that fat advertises a person's weakness. So many other vices can be hidden but when you consume more calories than you can burn it's there for everyone to see. You can't pretend that you are not what you seem. Too much honesty? And I always thought I valued honesty.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

i have to go comment on that still. got a lot of things stewing in my mind and going through adult onset dysmorphia is a bitch. i never felt 'fat' until a couple of months ago. now every time that BCBN commecial comes on i flip off the tv. i sat down and figured out that even at my 'thinnest' weight. i was still considered overweight by the BMI standards....

oh and now by bmi alone i meet one of the qualifiers for bariatric surgery which i would never get but still, i dont get how a statistician decided i was fat before a medical professional evaluated me.


xxalainaxx

Parabolic Muse said...

I wondered, why the hell isn't she posting something?!? And then I realized that my followed blogs list was not scrolling down far enough.

I need a handler.

anyway, you are SO right, or correct, or the person you're quoting is correct.

What was I saying?

Oh, yeah. I was saying that it's TRUE! insults or disgust or dismissiveness is tossed at fat people like they've done something to US!! Like, it's any of our fucking business!!

There are millions of people addicted to coffee, salt, smoke, TV, texting, hitting their loved ones, and all those people get to hide their neurotic, obsessive behaviors, but because I have an extra muffin and then lie down, someone gets to tell me or whoever how to live or what to do. Shut the hell up.

fondly,
me

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Jeannie,
I certainly have self-disgust for being overweight.

Love,

SB

Mrs. Miss A.,
I hate insurance companies and the BMI!

Love youse,

Moi

Parabolic Muse,
I need a damn handler, too. And you're right, people should just shut it.

Love,

SB

All This Trouble... said...

Why do skinny men get with thick girls? I mean, I'm glad they do 'cause I love Joe's skinny ass.

Guess Jack Sprat got' em to lovin' it.