There is a discussion over at Mefi about a student’s complaint that the co-eds at his school are fat. Orange swan’s comments put into words how I feel about the situation. If someone has a weight problem, who cares about the media hype? That shouldn’t be used as an excuse. If your doctor says your weight is a health concern, actions should be taken.
However, like a white person discussing racism, some feel you can’t speak about weight problems if you aren’t overweight. To that I say, I may be a stick figure now. I may even have to run around in the shower to get wet, but metabolism can’t keep up with food consumption forever and sooner or later I’m going to be concerned about my weight.