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So you were gay for 4-5 years


No such luck. Sorry if you were interested

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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

I ignored the existence of the opposite sex till I was like 19 . It's been nothing but trouble ever since
Edit : except for my mom of course

Hopefully ya popped a cherry before ya headed off to pop a VC! tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post

When I was in elementary school, I would just walk up to random girls, and just kiss them. They never said anything. Must of assaulted dozens.
So you're that criminal Mexican element that Trump keeps talking about.
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So you're that criminal Mexican element that Trump keeps talking about.

It was brown on brown crime.
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http://healthateverysizeblog.org/2015/09/25/the-haes-files-weight-isnt-the-real-problem-weight-biased-healthcare-is/

TL;DNR = doctors don't know what they're talking about and obesity is perfectly fine.
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http://healthateverysizeblog.org/2015/09/25/the-haes-files-weight-isnt-the-real-problem-weight-biased-healthcare-is/

TL;DNR = doctors don't know what they're talking about and obesity is perfectly fine.

When not blogging, Jes spends her time producing the renowned Body Love Conference, speaking at universities, taking pictures in her underwear, writing for several online publications, working with clothing companies to promote more plus size fashion, and trying to convince her cats that they like to wear sweaters and bow ties.
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That's fucking sad. Too pitiful to even make fun of. Clicked on her pic, and just felt bad for her.
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Here's the part that really bugs me:
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Will some people benefit from weight treatment? It totally depends on what they believe is best for them.

No, believing that not losing weight, when you're so morbidly obese you are manifesting health issues from it, is not "best" for anyone.
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That "Body Love Conference" is deceptively named. I can see a lot of people excitedly signing up for it and being bitterly disappointed when they find out what it actually is
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Here's the part that really bugs me:
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Will some people benefit from weight treatment? It totally depends on what they believe is best for them.

No, believing that not losing weight, when you're so morbidly obese you are manifesting health issues from it, is not "best" for anyone.

What they believe has no bearing on the actual outcome. That's the crazy thing. Believing drinking 200oz of Mountain Dew every day won't rot your teeth won't lead to your teeth being healthy.
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That's fucking sad. Too pitiful to even make fun of. Clicked on her pic, and just felt bad for her.

I don't. I have nothing but contempt for her.

She, and her ilk, are a cancer who have co-opted a perfectly commendable concept (teaching women to love their healthy, though imperfect-by-impossible-societal-standards bodies) and tried to mutate it into something dangerous and destructive. She's no better than some anorexic using fallacious argumentation and misrepresentation to try to convince people that visible ribs and protruding hip bones are beautiful.

If she wants to go through life as a land whale, more power to her, but she deserves nothing but scorn for obscuring the very real dangers of obesity and trying to sell her self-destruction to others under the guise of self-acceptance.
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Can we all agree that fighting largism is the civil rights issue of our time?
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Can we all agree that fighting largism is the civil rights issue of our time?

Yes. I know you guys are always like, "size doesn't matter", but we all know that's just haters hating. I refuse to apologize for my size.
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One study showed that over 50 percent of primary care physicians viewed fat patients as “awkward,” “unattractive,” and “non-compliant”. A third of these physicians described fat patients as “weak-willed,” “sloppy,” and “lazy.”

Holy shit this made me LOL

(You are weak-willed and noncompliant!)

And I got to learn a new word: "obeast"!??

And a new mean thing that happens apparently: "weight-biased healthcare"!? (lol #2)

=Great fuckin article! This chick is a genius.
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Too stupid to merit a link so the paper can get some eyeballs.

Why I was sweat-shamed as I waited for my coffee at Starbucks
Amy Roe
The stigmas surrounding women’s bodies are powerful, but they’re no match for how powerful I feel after running

I was ordering coffee when I noticed a well-dressed woman staring at me.

“You look like you just did a class,” she said, giving me the once-over. I had no idea what she meant so I said nothing.

“Or swimming?” she offered, with a tight smile.

Oh, that. I’d just run 12 miles and the hair sticking out from under my hat was wet. It took me a moment to formulate an answer.

“Um, running,” I mumbled finally. “I just … sweat a lot.”

I took the paper cup of drip coffee and hustled past the condiment bar. Screw the half-and-half; I’d drink it black.

Once safely inside my car, I threw off my damp running cap and flipped up the hood of my sweatshirt in embarrassment. I wanted to dive deep into that Lululemon Scuba and never come back up for air.

Eventually the caffeine kicked in and it hit me: I’d been sweat-shamed. Sweat-shaming is when someone points out your sweatiness as a way to signal disapproval. Like its counterparts, slut-shaming and fat-shaming, sweat-shaming is aimed mainly at women, who are actually not supposed to sweat at all.

Horses sweat, men perspire, and women glow, as the saying goes.

I glow like a nuclear reactor. My body cools itself exactly as I need it to. After long, hard runs my fair, fine hair sometimes ends up dripping wet. I bring dry clothes to throw on afterward and try to forget about it.

Until somebody reminds me. Strong may be the new sexy and fit may be the new skinny but sweaty is as gross as ever. To “sweat like a pig” is to be fat, dirty, uncivilized. Nobody wants to fall into this category, so we attempt to conceal our perspiration – something I’d tried but failed to do at Starbucks.

Rather than challenge sweat-shaming, I played right into it, conceding that I “sweat a lot.”

But do I, really? We have been hiding this natural bodily function so long we have no idea how much a “normal” woman sweats – if there is such a thing – much the same way many men have no idea how much make-up it takes to produce “natural” beauty. (Cue the Amy Schumer if you doubt me.)

Now, instead of just concealing sweat, we may opt to stop it entirely. A flurry of recent “trend” articles describe how some women are getting Botox injected into in their scalps to keep their heads from sweating, thus preserving their blow-outs through intense SoulCycle sessions.

Pharmaceuticals may one day liberate us from perspiration. But what if instead we chose to be liberated by it?

In her book, The Female Grotesque, feminist theorist Mary Russo explains how throughout literature, the image of the “open, protruding, secreting body,” stands in contrast to archetypal female beauty and might offer a way to subvert it.

Open, protruding, secreting; this sounds a lot like the body of a woman running. Literature’s crones and bearded ladies may have been on to something, but it would be nice if women could exercise their freedoms without being regarded as freaks.


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If I were to re-imagine the sweat-shaming incident as a music video, it would play out like this: a spotlight comes down, and maybe a disco ball. Baristas dance back-up around me.

“I don’t think you’re ready for this sweaty,” I belt out, to the tune of Bootylicious.

It’s just a fantasy, but it helps me see how I might react differently. I’ve got another long run this weekend and afterward, I’m going to sit down with my coffee, all sweaty and transgressive.

The stigmas surrounding women’s bodies are powerful, but they’re no match for how powerful I feel after running.
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