Skip to comments.Don't leave fat people out of your DEI goals: With talks of weight loss challenges popular at the start of the year, creating a space for plus-size workers to feel welcome has just as much to do with inclusion as any other group.
Posted on 01/09/2023 6:53:12 AM PST by C19fan
As a fat person, I hate the first few weeks of January with a fiery passion.
Following every holiday season, there’s seemingly no escape from the weight loss industrial complex. Social media is inundated with weight loss ads, people are constantly posting fitness goals, and gyms are in your face talking about “beach bods.” The entire world embraces the disordered eating I worked so hard to escape while gleefully saying, “Your body shouldn’t exist.” To be honest, the world does a good job of that year-round but really cranks it up a notch this time of year.
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(The scene is in Hell at the annual dinner of the Tempters’ Training College for young devils. The principal, Dr. Slubgob, has just proposed the health of the guests. Screwtape, a very experienced devil, who is the guest of honour, rises to reply:)
"What I want to fix your attention on is the vast, overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence – moral, cultural, social, or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how “democracy” (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient Dictatorships, and by the same methods?"
Pretty sure the moniker is DIE! It should be.
I have lost 60 pounds so far, or 21.5% of my goal. I could care less about other people talking about weight.
It’s not DEI. It’s DIE!
I need a safe space and a twinkie from reading that.
My employer supposedly loves DIE. As the article mentioned, the company imposed a wellness program on the workers including charging different health insurance premiums for workers based on Body Mass Index. The company requires workers to provide body measurements, for example, size of waist.
In this country health is correlated with socioeconomic so it is the workers on the lower rung who end up paying more.
I find the article another tedious example of a group wanting to jump on the woke band wagon. The writer does make a point of hoisting woke companies on their own petard.
Fat furry trannies hit the Trifecta when it comes to inclusion.
You are welcome to a box of Twinkies I have left over from 20 years ago, but you are on your own for a safe space.
Don’t forget the extra strong furniture able to support more than 300 lbs
Ummm, how much did you weigh when you started?
That’s a lot of weight you’ve lost.
Good for you!
You will see some health issues begin to reverse, all from only your change—no special stuff needed, because you are helping your body make the fixes it was meant to provide for you.
Good on ya! Congrats!
God bless you….
I’ll take the 20 year old Twinkies.
I’m sure they’re still good.
The “diet industrial complex” includes Big Pharma, Big Food and corporate-funded “science”, all of which pushes their seed oils, sugar, GMO, low fat - high carb, blood pressure and cholesterol meds for all, and torturesome diet plans that are unsustainable .... it is powerful and entrenched and has led, among other things, to dummies like this author believing that her obesity is some kind of immutable condition granting her privileged status as a minority. Really pathetic.
It needs to be a really big safe space. XXXL with comfy seats and a fridge.
“Don’t leave fat people out of your DEI goals: With talks of weight loss challenges popular at the start of the year, creating a space for plus-size workers to feel welcome has just as much to do with inclusion as any other group.”
Yeah, right, because fat people don’t know that they are fat. /s
Obesity is going to cost you in so many ways. First your chance of death goes up by several hundred percent. But you will not likely die. You are far more likely to feel bad. Your joints will fail. Your skin and other organs will start to break down. You will be annoying to other people in many ways. You will be far less attractive to others.
You can lose weight easily. Start by not buying food.
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