In just this moment, you have to be a little in-love with Yashar Ali because of this article. It applies to more than just the way women are treated… every time something like this is said to a fat person, male or female, it’s the same thing. This is the soft, subtle stigmatization that people go through, the idea that when things hurt us, even when they are said to be “nice”, that we’re bad for “over reacting.”
What fat person hasn’t been told they are over reacting after getting angry when another person lectures them on food, exercise, or whatever? The Lorens of the world will say, “I’m not a bigot, you are attacking me” when really what they mean is “I see no reason in admitting that I was wrong in talking crap to you… you’re fat, so obviously you’re over reacting and I’m the good guy.”
The Lorens of the world gaslight. Thanks to The Militant Baker for sharing this.