Thank you for posting this Jessica. A decade ago we had the twin problems of obesity and hostility towards overweight people. The first is a medical/physical issue, the second a social/cultural one.
If “fat acceptance” were simply “stop hating people for being overweight”, I’d be all for it. Hating myself doesn’t help me to lose weight. Buts its gone far past that, and become its own problem. “Fat acceptance” people preach lies that contradict basic science. They preach fatalism. People are being encouraged to love *being* overweight. Not love themselves, but to *love their disease*.
So now we have three problems: obesity, bigotry against the overweight, and so called “fat acceptance”