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Sun Feb 8, 2015, 04:54 PM

3. I saw a weird term on tumblr, "death fat"


And this was something very obese people were using to describe themselves. Blew my mind.

I'm very against body shaming. I was overweight when younger. Slid a little in my late twenties, but corrected course. I always try to be friendly and encouraging at the gym when I see people in there fighting for their health. I've been there, I know how miserable it can be at first.

But this weird embracing of unhealth, and demanding language changes to shield the reality of the situation, is something I cannot get on board with. I won't openly judge or discourage or make fun of anyone for their weight (not even Republicans!), but please don't ask me to join the Newspeak about unhealthy lifestyles are really just a-ok. If that does it for you, great. If you're happy, awesome. But please don't try to make me pantomime that I agree. I don't.

I need to stop reading social justice on the internet. I've been having a long debate with myself lately on whether or not I'm a liberal. I believe in liberal ideals and liberal causes the same as ever, but I just won't embrace Newspeak or people deciding you must think a certain way or you are the most horrible person ever. It's exhausting, and my care checked out years ago.

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