Last edited by Orestis; 2012-03-05 at 09:53 AM.
i think they are idiots for lacking the self control to just stop eating...
but its there live, and if they wanna live it unhealthy so be it.
and its a totally different discrimination then lets say race, you cant change your race (except Micheal Jackson)
it is however a choice to be fat, and if you get discriminated allot because of it. just lose the weight, problem solved.
i get some (minor) discrimination because i have long hair as a guy. i can cut it of if it bothers me, but it doesnt.
"I am the King of Rome, and above grammar."
first off, complaining that you don't like fat people isn't discrimination, its prejudice. second of all... judging people by their appearances is incredibly superficial and says a lot about your character. judge somebody by whether or not they are a good person. who cares what they look like.
Ehm, I really do not get AT ALL, what you are trying to say? What do you mean by socially acceptable?
What does weight has to do with anything apart from potential health problems if you are obese for a long period of time?
I really don't get what you are trying to say, and I think that this thread is way to racist.
At least we cannot blame gaming for obesity. We all know that every gamer works out 4 hours a day and practice MMA 6 hours a day.
Or... that's what I hear people tell me every time they go like "If you were here I'd smahs ur theeth in" and I go like, "naah if we were face to face, you would probably just walk away like a normal human".
And then comes the bodybuilder MMA fighter rant. I laugh every time.
I don't get our society's stigma toward the opposite.. where people want to be muscular, lithe, and tanned. Who descended from on high and said that this was the panultimate goal that we should be striving for? For those of us in the real world, a little weight ain't so bad. Being fat's about as unhealthy as being a stickman.
When someone's life is put at risk is the only time anyone should care. Like, 'eat one more meatball and you croak' bad. Otherwise we should be happy for the diversity we have. Learning to accept yourself and the people around you is hard. Being an intolerant pig is easy.
These kind of threads are stupid.
Everyone in the world is different, some people are fat because they eat the wrong kind of food and choose not to do anything about it. Some people are fat due to depression or it might flip the other way and become anorexic because of depression.
If you can't look past why other people are different then stick your head in sand or just act like a dumb idiot all your life.
Acceptable to be a little overweight. I have friends who are grossly overweight(150kg+) and they get given crap by random people off the street. Its a bit disgusting that someone would be an ass when they dont know the whole story. Some people can't help their genes, but that is just a small portion of society. Still, if you don't know how a person got to where they are today, you should keep your trap shut and keep walking.
Realistically, people really should take better care of their bodies though.
I can deal with people being fat. There are plenty of reasons for it, from medical to laziness and lots in between.
Now, fat people letting their kids get fat? THEY disgust me.
Currently sitting around 6'2", 230lbs, and about 4500 calories a day as well!
Disliking someone entirely based on their weight, treating them like any less of a human while knowing nothing about them except their size, is discrimination. I don't know what makes you think it wouldn't be, just because they didn't think to toss "weight" into the description. This is another one of those arguments that makes me want to punch people. It's the exact same process if you just assume all overweight people are gross and lazy, as assuming every black person who walks into your store is going to steal your shit. It's about your upbringing.
Yes, there's an argument that you can't change the color of your skin, but you can lose weight. I get it. But that argument is tired out and makes people look terribly ignorant. You have no idea what that person might have endeared in their life, you don't know what they've been conditioned for in their childhood by their parents and their surroundings. You can't say one way or the other what mental barriers, or even possibly physical and medical barriers may be blocking that person from changing their lifestyle.
But I realize that most people don't care for those things. They think telling someone to "get over it" is going to solve the worlds problems. And it will never change. Ever. My question is; why do people put so much effort into giving a fuck what other people do with their lives?
They can't tell you not to be a discriminative asshole, you can't tell them to stop being fat. The world goes round.
Edit: Wow, I came off way more hostile than I meant to. I think it's just because these stupid arguments people have over people's rights and what is or isn't discrimination piss me off to no end. Just admit you fucking hate people and stop trying to make the world change to suit you. FFS.
Last edited by Cordae; 2012-03-05 at 10:05 AM.
You can tell the difference easily - overweight people walk normally, and their gut might bulge out a bit over the front of their belt.
Obese people waddle like a duck and their gut(s) spill out from every conceivable gap.
Being a little overweight is perfectly fine - in fact, it's healthier than being underweight. Being obese is incredibly unhealthy, and self-righteous fatties are incredibly irritating.
Excuses. That's all I'm reading. Unless someone has a serious medical condition and can't help it, I feel no sympathy for anyone who allows themselves to get obese. And no amount of excuses will change my mind.