Posted by Pattie on 7/18/2009 01:33:00 PM

Skin Deep: Tossing Out the Diet and Embracing the Fat

(Of course they had to quote Willet, but nothing's perfect)

And this is not a bad description of the movement:

This movement — a loose alliance of therapists, scientists and others — holds that all people, “even” fat people, can eat whatever they want and, in the process, improve their physical and mental health and stabilize their weight. The aim is to behave as if you have reached your “goal weight” and to act on ambitions postponed while trying to become thin, everything from buying new clothes to changing careers. Regular exercise should be for fun, not for slimming.

But I'd like to go on record, once again. THE AIM of the FAT ACCEPTANCE movement is to end stigma against fat people, thus ACCEPTING FAT PEOPLE for themselves, not rejecting them because of how they look. The extent to which people miss this point continues to amaze, but not surprise me.

(Thanks to Kate Harding for sharing this article on FaceBook.)