I have a video on YouTube “Are You Fatphobic and Don’t Know It?”.
The dislikes on the video far outweigh the likes. Obviously, right?! When a fat person talks about fatphobia the trolls come out to play.
I just wanted to share one comment with you, that has since been deleted. It’s from a doctor, or someone who says they are a doctor.
It reads “I’m a fatphobic doctor. My worst fear is having fat patients, they are lazy and always sick”.
This is a fantastic reminder why working against fatphobia is so important. A doctor is not even embarrassed to admit they are a bigot, proud in fact. Well, maybe not so proud as they then deleted the comment, but I already had the email.
Maybe they realised that being a proud fatphobe could damage their reputation? Lose them money perhaps?
Whatever the reason, it’s not new news that living in a fat body comes with discrimination. So let’s keep fighting the fat fight my fierce fatties!