Twitter Party

There’s a bunch of fat folks tweeting about “things fat people are told” – in twitterspeak, #thingsfatpeoplearetold. (The # before makes it searchable.)   Some examples:

You have muscle?

But have you really, really TRIED to lose weight?

You’re too fat to do yoga properly, so don’t think you’re REALLY doing yoga.

Your allergies (that you’ve had all your life) would go away if you lost weight.

To read more, check out the #thingsfatpeoplearetold search results page.


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11 responses to “Twitter Party”

  1. JupiterPluvius Avatar
    JupiterPluvius

    “You’re not telling the truth about what you eat.” I swear to God, that kills so many people each year.

  2. Aurora Avatar

    The dichotomy of being told to eat less and exercise more–and then when you try to exercise being told you’re too fat to do “that,” whatever that may be.

  3. tanz33 Avatar
    tanz33

    I don’t have a Twitter account, but I was once told – while pregnant with twins – that I was disgusting and irresponsible getting up the duff while fat. The person saying all this then added that they hoped, for my unborn children’s sake, that my babies died inside me.

    1. Living 400lbs Avatar

      Wow, what a prize this person was! [/sarcastic]

    2. wriggles Avatar
      wriggles

      I’m sorry about that, people really forget themselves when they feel righteous in their hatreds.

  4. Bree Avatar
    Bree

    I haven’t been told this to my face but there’s also an assumption that fat people can’t paint their toes. Well I do, because I’m too cheap to go for a pedicure!

    1. Living 400lbs Avatar

      I know people with reach issues that prevent them from doing their own toes easily — back issues and lack of flexibility. Thing is, they weigh less than I do!

  5. notblueatall Avatar

    Ah yes, classic stuff. I haven’t participated yet, but have enjoyed reading.

  6. KellyO Avatar

    The words people use…the ignorance out of their mouths astounds me daily. In one of my friend circles there is tremendous pressure to be “fit” but most have’t put together that fit does not equal thin, so there is a lot of unintentional shaming going on by women who are mostly all quite wonderful. I’ve been the same weight for about ten years. I think this is my natural, comfortable form and I’m becoming more and more okay with it. Now, if only we could get the media to use a wider lens (joke intended) and see everyone that would be fantastic! Nice to meet you :)

  7. Regina T Avatar
    Regina T

    I’ve been following that twitter feed too. Just about everything I’ve read has been said to me….with the exception of what Tanz33 was told….that person who said that needs a kick in the ass~!

    ps….Hi, btw. I’ve been out of commission with a major injury. Just starting to get back in the swing of things again. Missed you!

  8. crookedfinger Avatar

    The “You have muscle?” one made me crack up. While I was in the hospital last week, every single nurse tried to use the average-sized blood pressure cuff on my upper arm. I told every single one of them that it would pop off, but they would still try it anyway. Finally, one was taking it off and squeezed my arm where she’d put it and exclaimed “Oh! You have quite a bicep! No wonder this won’t stay on!” I was torn between laughing at her and being offended that she thought my arm was solid fat or something.

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