So, sometimes I attempt to call people out/engage in discussions about social justice type issues on Facebook. Yes, I know, I’m clearly a masochist. Sometimes these things go well, and an interesting discussion can be had. More often than not I realize I’ve just spent a while doing the typing equivalent of banging my head against a brick wall.
I am trying to get better at walking away when people are clearly so stupid that engaging with them is completely pointless and bad for my blood pressure. It is frustrating to do so, as you know that not bothering to reply will leave them with an unjustified feeling of success, that they will think they have outsmarted you (rather than, in fact, so outstandingly outdumbing you that you don’t even know where to begin). At this juncture I remind myself that their opinion really doesn’t matter, so they can feel as pleased as punch and it is of no concern to me - why should I value the opinion of someone like that?
Sometimes, the shit they say is also really beautifully unintentionally hilarious as well.
So, I have decided that from now on, when I reach the point of sitting on my hands to stop myself replying, I shall instead post the Fail on here for all you lovely fuckers to read!
So, today’s fail was on Body-Shaming! (Man, this comes up a LOT on facebook.)
Eejit #1: If a bar can refuse to serve drunken people, then why can’t McDonalds refuse to serve fat bastards?
… [some comments] …
Me: Y’know, someone’s weight doesn’t actually impact inherently on what kind of person they are, so it’s really kind of unpleasant to refer to overweight people as ‘fat bastards’. And a lot of people are overweight because of health problems that are out of their control, so blaming it on their greed is an assumption that really isn’t fair to make, and one overweight people have to deal with all the goddamn time. And when people are overweight because of their diet there can also be a lot of other factors at work - economic, cultural, mental health issues. Some people are overweight because of poor self control, and judging and shaming these people usually just leads to further depression which tends to lead to further over-eating. Some people are overweight and still healthy and are happy to be this way, and this is a choice that is their’s and none of your business. Some people are overweight and not healthy and that’s still none of your business because it’s their body. And no, I don’t think paying taxes that go into the NHS gives you any right to judge them for their choices about their health any more than it gives you a right to blame anyone else for their choices about their health, and people make unhealthy decisions for all sorts of reasons every day - you just can’t see most of them.
Should you decide to try to refute this in order to continue being abusive about overweight people then kindly address all my points rather than ignoring most of them and just arguing one or two, because even if all bar one of them were faulty (which I really don’t think they are) any one of these is sufficient reason to stop abusing them.
Eejit #1: [image of trollface]
Eejit #2: Dear Kiki, as I assume u don’t live in indonesia u cnt really go on some preaching bend about what’s morally right and morally wrong! The fat bastards that Eejit #1 will be mentioning does not refer to obesity or shape whatsoever and does infact refer to the ‘fat bastards’ in this country who will order everything on the menus just so that people around them see them spending a shit load of money. More often than not the greed associated with these ‘fat bastards’ is one for status, wealth and power and can often be found using a corrupt government to aid their lust! I implore you to come over here and see for yóurself the kind of ‘fat bastards’ Mr Eejit #1 is harking on about before you kindly drop a morality lecture on all who happen to read Eejit #1’s posts! Obesity isn’t a mental illness or even a physical disability, it is a lifestyle choice and a wonderdul one at that! Show me a funny thin person!!!!!
OMG EVERYONE I NEED TO MOVE TO INDONESIA I WANNA GO ON A PREACHING BEND PLZ KTHXBAI
Also, CONGRATS OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE! The word fat no longer refers to obesity or shape in any way! Eejit #2 has declared it and thus it shall be so!
Oh, and don’t forget how HI-LARIOUS those fat people are! You can’t be prejudiced if you can name an overweight comedian whose jokes you enjoy…!