The bigotry against fat people transcends the political spectrum, and persists here on Daily Kos. I would like for us to become less permissive of that. My reason is simple: Fat people are treated terribly, and do not deserve it.
Do you relate to me, when I tell you that I seldom feel so alienated from my fellow humanity as when I am in the company of allies, with whom I share the bond of a common ideology, and these people suddenly reveal a cruel side of themselves that I never knew was there?
How often I hear the word fat used here against our common enemies, as if their fatness proves their wickedness! How often I see fat people offered as evidence that our country isn’t working right, as if being fat is an inferior way to live! How often I witness fat people slandered outright, blamed for healthcare costs and environmental depletion, and assumed to be stupid or to have no sense of self-respect!
I never feel so unique in the world as when my ideological kin say things like that...and it’s not the kind of uniqueness I relish.