So, I’m not a particularly angry person. So I find it ironic that my first thread is in The Pit. But this is driving me bat-shit insane. In the arguments in two threads here and here, Dripping is so fucking ignorant it hurts.
Now look, I’m overweight, not in GBP surgery range, and not particularly making an effort to lose the extra weight. So I don’t really have a dog in this fight. But really? thread-shitting on Catflea12’s celebration of good health? The appropriate response is “Congratulations”. Period. Full-stop. Obesity is deadly, and sometimes people need help. Do you bitch the same way at people who need cardiac bypass surgeries to recover from heart-attacks? I’m mean, it’s their own fault their arteries are clogged, so I guess they deserve to die?
Oh yeah, and while I’m at it, the reason I put “fault” in quotes, is that yes, not making time to exercise might be your fault. I am am aware that the fact that I am overweight is my own fault. But I don’t think over-eating because you are depressed is a particularly blame-worthy action. Not the healthiest, but a common response to a shitty mental disease. Great, they could go exercise instead of eat. Try telling that to someone so depressed they can’t leave their apartment. Oh wait, I guess that’s a matter of “willpower” too. Asshat.
On a final note, I can handle being told I’m wrong (post #35 in the first thread). I sometimes even enjoy it. But when I tell you I’ve been doing obesity and diabetes research AS MY JOB (aka not some random googling) for 4+ years, could you please not write off everything I say as “very common diet myths that are always trotted out during diet discussions”?
I mean, I can spend an hour on pubmed finding links to research papers to prove my assertions, but why bother? You clearly haven’t the intelligence to understand or even listen to scientific reason, you condescending fuck.
Ok. I feel better now.