Episode 89: Angry Angry Hippos

READERS: Portaxx, John Toast, Victor Laszlo, Isfahan, Boots Raingear, and Lemon

Edited by Isfahan

Content for this episode was provided by Montrith, Jacobb and Lady Frenzy (separately, and we combined their submissions into one piece of reading)

Human beings come in a myriad of shapes and sizes, and the enlightened among us would say that this is all perfectly fine. While there may be difficulties or handicaps or struggles with having or striving for certain body types, it is up to each person to find comfort in a life they choose for themselves. Again, this is the enlightened opinion. There's also the opinions of angry idiots on the internet, who loudly shriek that drawing a correlation between weight and health is equivalent to committing a hate crime. This may surprise you, but we're spending time with the latter. This week, The F Plus gets mad at corporate skinny cats.

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CONTENT READ, IN ORDER
  1. The comments section of Pixar joins in on fat-bashing
  2. thin privilege is not having to look at weight limits when purchasing a groupon activity
  3. Chairs. Yup. Fucking CHAIRS.
  4. 21 Things to Stop Saying Unless You Hate Fat People
  5. Discussion Thread: When Fat-Shame Didn't Stop Me
  6. Today In Fat Hatred: FAT SOLDIERS
  7. Two Days In The Life of Fatty Fatastrophe
  8. Discussion Thread: I Was Fat Shamed

MUSIC USED

  • AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
  • Dr. Feelgood & The Interns - Dr. Feel-Good

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 18:30  

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+3 #193 Miles Beavis 2014-05-20 15:45
Quoting anony:
Don't think of it as losing weight, think of it as getting healthy if you're so caught up on semantics. I know it can be hard and it can be slow but it's not impossible.

"Getting healthy"? Just what are you insinuating here?!
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+4 #192 anony 2014-05-20 10:52
Man, I don't get these people at all. I was pretty overweight for a few years and every time I'd try to lose weight I'd fail either because I wasn't losing fast enough or one week I'd step on the scale and see I gained and get discouraged and give up. Eventually I changed my mindset but not in the way these people do. I didn't go "Okay, I'll just pretend I'm happy and shove 16 donuts down my throat while crying!", I just didn't step on a scale anymore. I changed my eating habits slowly but steadily, so it became a lifestyle change and not a temporary diet doomed to fail. Salads every day, no second helpings at dinner, less fried food, etc. I lost weight and I'm much happier now. Honestly if you hate diets don't diet, just cut back on garbage at a pace you're comfortable with. Don't think of it as losing weight, think of it as getting healthy if you're so caught up on semantics. I know it can be hard and it can be slow but it's not impossible.
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+2 #191 dodoman1 2013-12-12 14:46
Quoting yellow jester:
Hey guys i actually found one she wrote before on the thisisthinprivilege blog ring. lindabacon.org/.../...


Recognizing that fat people are often unfairly mocked and put down in our current society is one thing, but this is like the weight equivalent of the people on Tumblr who go "I can't enjoy my life anymore because I know that some people are worse off than me so I don't deserve anything good that happens."
(This happens, for the uninitiated.)

Also her name is really appropriate for this and it makes me smile.
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+1 #190 yellow jester 2013-12-12 12:32
Quoting yellow jester:
Hey guys a teacher at my school named Linda Bacon just wrote a lovely article on the topics of fat acceptance and reducing fat stigma. Watch this space, I'll upload a reading of it because it's really... something.



Hey guys i actually found one she wrote before on the thisisthinprivi lege blog ring. lindabacon.org/.../...
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+1 #189 yellow jester 2013-12-12 12:12
Hey guys a teacher at my school named Linda Bacon just wrote a lovely article on the topics of fat acceptance and reducing fat stigma. Watch this space, I'll upload a reading of it because it's really... something.
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-1 #188 a non 2013-11-11 01:07
Quoting ForTheLoveOfSpartans:
I meant he's got some issues there

the guys a nut job
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+3 #187 Rebochan 2013-10-21 22:30
I don't care that this is old, but I assumed "Lady Frenzy" chose her moniker from the sexpot villainess on Bots Master.

Also that makes me feel old.
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+4 #186 ForTheLove 2013-09-07 18:44
*cnn announcer voice*
THIS.
IS THIN PRIVILEGE.
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+3 #185 Stupid Privilege 2013-09-07 09:07 Quote | This is spam.
 
 
+1 #184 yellow jester 2013-01-23 12:24
I absolutely need a follow up episode of stog reading additional content.
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0 #183 PORTAXX LOVES W-E 2013-01-20 21:13
Quoting montrith:
This, on the other hand, is fucking hilarious. Thank you, Watchful Entity.

.../thin-privilege-is-being-ab le-to-see-people-of-your


watchful-entity.tumblr.com/... /...

Watchful-Entity helpfully adds a relevant tag to it too
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+1 #182 thisisthinprivilege 2013-01-20 18:21
Quoting montrith:
This, on the other hand, is fucking hilarious. Thank you, Watchful Entity.

.../thin-privilege-is-being-ab le-to-see-people-of-your


I AM FAT AND ALSO HAVE PEDESTRIAN TASTE IN MUSICALS. PLEASE VALIDATE ME HOLLYWEIRD.
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0 #181 montrith 2013-01-20 17:49
This, on the other hand, is fucking hilarious. Thank you, Watchful Entity.

.../thin-privilege-is-being-ab le-to-see-people-of-your
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0 #180 KingKalamari 2013-01-13 10:48
Quoting montrith:
Quoting Reecer6:
I am oppressed by the laws of physics!


Every single time I read about Tumblr social justice I can't help but to go full nerd and think of this.

www.youtube.com/.../

Except a lot dumber of course.


I always end up thinking of this: www.youtube.com/.../
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0 #179 montrith 2013-01-13 04:17
Quoting Reecer6:
I am oppressed by the laws of physics!


Every single time I read about Tumblr social justice I can't help but to go full nerd and think of this.

www.youtube.com/.../

Except a lot dumber of course.
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+3 #178 Reecer6 2013-01-13 01:07
I am oppressed by the laws of physics!
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+4 #177 KingKalamari 2013-01-05 15:45
Quoting Calaveron:
I'm kinda surprised the FA fatties haven't hunted down and eaten you guys. They're a pretty vindictive group.


They couldn't fit through the restrictively small doorways at The F Plus Building
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+5 #176 Calaveron 2013-01-05 15:21
I'm kinda surprised the FA fatties haven't hunted down and eaten you guys. They're a pretty vindictive group.
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+4 #175 ForTheLoveOfFat 2012-12-20 23:46
Umm sorry, but, Do you have this tank in size XXL?
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+5 #174 Bionichute 2012-12-20 21:33
I would just like to say that Wall-E is one of the best movies ever and that these people are dumb.
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+6 #173 Isfahan 2012-12-20 21:22
Quoting September:
About the "fat soldiers" thing: Don't soldiers have to travel in specialized military vehicles?


They absolutely do, and those things are neither spacious nor designed for comfort. Beyond the fitness tests and BMI measurements, being a soldier requires some greater-than-ba sic command of one's own body, meaning agility, dexterity, and flexibility. Even if a fat soldier can pass a PT test (SPOILER: most can't), he'll still struggle with obstacle courses and show his deficiencies in general field operations. Stuff like dismounting vehicles quickly, putting up bivouac, carrying shit around, mantling over low obstacles, climbing hills, etc. It's not just about how strong you are or how good your cardio endurance is, you have to be able to function quickly and efficiently in everything you do.
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+5 #172 ForTheLoveOfFat 2012-12-20 18:01
Also the chances of a morbidly obese person getting in the military have to be pretty slim.
EEEYYYYYYY
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+5 #171 September 2012-12-20 13:42
About the "fat soldiers" thing: Don't soldiers have to travel in specialized military vehicles? Not just tanks, but cramped buggies and vans built for transportation. If Private Fryin' (sorry) is twice as large as the others, he's taking up space that could have been occupied by two smaller soldiers.

And, again: The Man has literally no reason to go kicking people out unless they can't do their jobs. "You know what we need? Fewer soldiers."

"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome": This one is under the umbrella of conditions that may or may not be psychological (see fibromyalgia). My pet theory is that some people with it have sleep apnea they don't know about, so they aren't getting half as much rest as they think they are.
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+5 #170 September 2012-12-20 13:11
Quoting orville redenbacher:
To be fair, if you are very, very fat, a doctor might recommend a diet as low as 500 calories a day for a short period. But you have to be, like, really fat.

so that's probably where they got that idea

If I recall correctly, people who are obese to the point where it's become an immediate medical emergency or it is impeding surgery are sometimes put on mostly- or all-liquid diets with a low calorie count to get their weight down quickly. In those cases, it's pretty much a last-ditch attempt to stop someone from dying. I'm sorry, I mean it's because the establishment hates fat people.
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+4 #169 Tanny 2012-12-19 12:10
Quoting Julia:
Oh man that reddit thread linked earlier is terrible.

"Could you eat 800 calories a day and exercise like it's a second job for the rest of your life? I know I couldn't do that without major mental health implications, with which I am intimately familiar."

800 calories, what the fuck? It's like these people don't have the concept of a middle ground between extremes. So if someone suggests that they maybe eat less calories, they somehow turn it into "you should be anorexic".
What can I say? When they set out to do something, they go whole hog.
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+3 #168 orville redenbacher 2012-12-18 16:57
Quoting Julia:

800 calories, what the fuck? It's like these people don't have the concept of a middle ground between extremes. So if someone suggests that they maybe eat less calories, they somehow turn it into "you should be anorexic".


To be fair, if you are very, very fat, a doctor might recommend a diet as low as 500 calories a day for a short period. But you have to be, like, really fat.

so that's probably where they got that idea
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+1 #167 Madtrixr 2012-12-17 02:34
Quoting Victor Laszlo:
Quoting Madtrixr:
This was a great episode. I mean, i'm a sucker for Revolution X references, but it went beyond that into one of those episodes that is just pure gold. Poor Victor.

You misspelled that. It's "YAY VICTOR". All caps is important.

haha well sure, I mean. I just felt bad because you have to hear and read about people who dont know about such things like Physics and General Body Health and Not being a fat piece of shit work.
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+3 #166 Julia 2012-12-16 17:27
Oh man that reddit thread linked earlier is terrible.

"Could you eat 800 calories a day and exercise like it's a second job for the rest of your life? I know I couldn't do that without major mental health implications, with which I am intimately familiar."

800 calories, what the fuck? It's like these people don't have the concept of a middle ground between extremes. So if someone suggests that they maybe eat less calories, they somehow turn it into "you should be anorexic".

Quoting Runic With Huge Tits:

I wanted to change it to Runic With Huge Man-Tits, but that wouldn't fit in the form field.


Runic With Huge Moobs
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0 #165 ForTheLoveOfSpartans 2012-12-15 23:29
I meant he's got some issues there
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0 #164 ForTheLoveOfSpartans 2012-12-15 23:27
Woops was too enthused about VICTOR PRIDE to quote correctly!
That huge quote was supposed to be just "WARNING:Do not share this page!". Ah well, live and learn, right Victor?
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what's that Victor? Can you be little clearer?

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