Wow. You really don’t get it, do you? You think we don’t KNOW about all the health aspects of being overweight? Do you think that we make a conscious decision to look this way???? Brother, do you need to have your eyes opened! The author is not talking about the internal problems of obesity, he is talking about the EXternal problems and society’s way of shunning large people, gay men in particular. If you look at a person, can you tell that they are alcoholic? Addicted to drugs? A smoker? A criminal? No, you cannot. But you can sure tell that a fat person is fat, can’t you? Food addiction is just as prevelant and serious as any of those others I just mentioned. And it is the most obvious, thus the most judged. Would you taunt/bully an alcholic? I doubt it, because he/she LOOKS just fine! SO you accept that they have a problem. No so the fat person. You give THEM the old “why can’t you get healthy” speech.
Wow. You really just don’t get it.