Skip to comments.Fat Acceptance Activist Dead From Heart Attack at 34 (satire)
Posted on 04/08/2017 12:41:35 AM PDT by grundle
Marge Swanson, a fat acceptance activist who helped pioneer the concept of thin privilege, is dead from a heart attack. She was 34 years old. Swanson championed the notion that weight and health have no inherent connection. She enjoyed dying her hair bright colors, wearing glasses and dating African American men.
Its not that Im thin-phobic, she once told an audience on a college campus. Its just that curvy women have been enslaved and victimized by capitalists for far too long and yeah, Im upset.
Swanson was born the middle of five children to a working class family in rural West Virginia. She was overweight as a child, and by her senior year of high school weighed over 350 pounds. She would later describe her teenage years as the most difficult period of her life.
People can be so intolerant of others, she later wrote. My classmates were such judgmental, privileged assholes.
In college, Swanson found acceptance among a group of intersectional feminists. First I learned to love myself, and that helped me become a happier person. Then I learned about white supremacy and thin privilege, and I got pissed.
After finishing college, Swanson moved into a studio apartment. She had trouble securing a full-time job due to systemic ableism, so she started a blog. Within a year, she had attracted a worldwide audience. Swanson became a big voice in the fat acceptance community, where she sought to raise awareness about the impact of fat phobia, which includes expressing concern over someones size (concern trolling) or associating obesity with health issues.
I dont want to compare struggles, but Harriet Tubman fought a similar battle, Swanson once told a reporter. Women in larger bodies are seriously underrepresented among athletes and models. Oppression and discrimination are the only logical reasons why this is occurring.
Some doctors, who Swanson called psychological terrorists, affirmed her message of self-acceptance but warned about the practice of endorsing unhealthy body types amidst skyrocketing obesity rates. Additional concerns were raised about the fat acceptance movements use of dangerously unscientific or misrepresented concepts, like the belief that weight and health have no clear relationship. The promotion of obesity, some have said, is no different than advocating for anorexia.
When people learn that Im 412 pounds, they assume that means Im inactive or unhealthy, she wrote in her blog last year. Im actually one of the most health conscious people youll ever meet. The myth that obesity has any relationship to health is absolutely ridiculous.
In 2015, Swanson was diagnosed with heart and gallbladder disease. The reality of her mortality, she claimed, only deepened her commitment to fight against weight related injustices.
I may have a few bad cells, but my health has not been affected, she told fans on her website. Thin privilege is a far greater menace to health than having a few extra curves.
Bless her heart.
All 200lbs of it.
That’s a lot of blessing.
“When learn I’m 412 lbs they assume I’m unhealthy”
Uh, yeah...no kidding dumbass.
I’m hardly in shape but far from delusional.
What a dope.
"Give me all the eggs you have -- 'cause I'm here for breakfast."
“When *they* learn”...yes folks, I’m half-retarded lol
Hopefully this will wake up some of her followers in the fat acceptance crowd.
She’s was obviously just big-boned... right..?
The story is satire originally from the rational liberal. Or fake news as the kids say these days.
Thanks for telling me.
fake, but I still support the concept.
A sad head case. RIP
I’m in the fat acceptance crowd.
I was 240 pre head injury.
Got as high a 430!!!
Been at 330 for 2 years and I ACCEPT that i’ll be worm food in a few years if i don’t lose another 100 :)
YOU’RE NOT HEALTHY IF YOU’RE REALLY FAT!!!!
Though even at 240 and 5 10, as an ex boxer, i was overweight but would walk from rock plaza to the ferry 3 nights a week easy. about a 2 hour walk.
And I could hit the heavy bag like a middleweight.
Now I AM the heavybag :)
Be that is it may, I know a woman (mother of a friend of my kid) that large who constantly likes to talk about how she is a vegetarian and how others should be too.
I just patiently listen.
See? Fake news really does distort.
Does she dip the veggies in chocolate :)
That’s the only way i’d eat them.
That’s why i’m fat :)
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