In Manhattan, there is always something to see. In front of Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street last Friday, a small crowd watched as three morbidly obese women had their naked bodies painted. The women were part of The Adipositivity Project, which promotes acceptance of variations in human size. Passers by were generally supportive.
“Fat shaming”, the practice of openly criticizing people for being too fat, is all too common. We wouldn’t shame people for other afflictions, but it’s okay to shame the fat.
Morbid obesity has a genetic component. But “genes load the gun; the environment pulls the trigger.” It’s complicated, and society is to blame in many ways.
Your thoughts: Do you support fat acceptance?