I often talk about the war on obesity in terms of the way in which it’s goal is to eradicate fat people. Every once in a while someone will object to my use of the term eradication. They say that even though these people are vocal about their desire for a world without fat people, they’re not actually trying to eradicate us since they would allow us to exist in peace if we became thin people.
I disagree. First of all because suggesting that they don’t want to eradicate me theoretical thin me is some bullshit. I’m not a thin woman covered in fat, I’m a fat woman, and so a world without fat people is a world in which I do not exist.
But a look at the reality of the situation shows pretty quickly that the people who want a war on obesity want a world without fat people by any…
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