As a parent, it saddens me that these young ladies that seemingly have mental health issues are prodded on and encouraged by their peers, rather than having them look at what the root of there issues may actually be. A young woman in her 20's, that is pushing 250lb and thinks its OK, will probably be close to 300-400lbs in her 50's and probably won't see her 60's. I understand that not every woman has to be 5'8" and 105lbs but these girls are deep into obesity territory. All these "warriors" that are agreeing with them, that you can be obese and healthy, that the weight gain is not their fault etc, will they be there to help when she gets diabetes, high blood pressure, joint disease etc? How do the parents not work with these girls and tell them what they are doing to themselves is a slow suicide?
Here is one response from the linked article:
"-For me, fat struggles have always been related to shadeism and sexism, because I was constantly told to be thin and light-skinned in order to attract men (especially men with high earning potential, so throw in classism too). So I really appreciate your bridging the discussion of various types of oppression, because for a lot of people they are linked."
Who was constantly telling her to be thin and lighter skinned
Why was her reaction to this "microagression" to eat herself into obesity?
Here is another gem :
7. In countries where fat is considered the ideal, although they are harder to find these days as western values spread ever further outwards, the relationship between higher weight and hypertension, diabetes etc are much reduced or disappear altogether. This raises the question of whether it is the weight that is the problem or the ongoing war on fat people
There is no country where an averaged sized human weighing 100-200 pounds over the average weight for their size is ideal. So hypertension is caused by the war on fat people