There must have been an article or something because I got 5 e-mails today asking me what I think about weighing people like luggage to determine the cost of their airline ticket.
Sure, some particularly muscular and/or tall people would likely flip out, assuming that this wasn’t meant for them but was only supposed to be a means of punishing fat people. And obviously you can’t tell whether or not someone will fit in a seat by their weight so it wouldn’t do anything for people who complain that about having to sit next to a fat person. But those aren’t the real reasons that it’s not ok.
The real reason is that it’s not luggage. It’s my body.
It’s not a representation of greed or capitalism. It’s my body.
It’s not a picture without a head to accompany yet another OMGDEATHFAT article. It’s my body
It’s not a stand-in for my true health and well being. It’s my body.
It’s not for you to judge. It’s my body
Do you get it? It’s my body. So back off.
My body is far too valuable to be treated like a car whose worth is lowered because of some wear and tear. It’s far too astounding to be a metaphor or a political statement. It’s far too complicated to run on the same formula used to fuel a lawn mower. It is far too profound to be reduced to a ratio of weight and height. And it is far too amazing to be judged by anyone.
Because it’s my body.
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