I’m sick and tired of hearing it.
Whenever something involves people with bigger bodies, some jerk yells it from way in the back: “Stop glorifying obesity!“

concern trolls

– I like and comment on a person’s picture of her/his big body looking hot in a crop top?
“Stop glorifying obesity!“

– I speak up against weight-discrimination and its hurtful impact?
“Stop glorifying obesity!“

– I support someone who has stepped out of a lifetime of food-restriction and overexercise and who has gotten their life and laughter back by allowing a few rolls?
“Stop glorifying obesity!“

– I speak highly of a new size-inclusive fashion-label?
“Stop glorifying obesity!“

– I applaud someone with a big body who tells the world that they have amazing sex?
“Stop glorifying obesity!“

– I speak up for fair medical treatment and access to appropriate health care for bigger bodied people?
“Stop glorifying obesity!“

– I promote the Health At Every Size principles?
“Stop glorifying obesity!“

– I think that equal job opportunities for people with big bodies should be a given?
“Stop glorifying obesity!“

– I cheer loudly when someone celebrates their big bikini body with a picture on Instagram?
Stop glorifying obesity!“

– I love it when someone with a big body is looking ridiculously happy on Facebook?
“Stop glorifying obesity!“

– I point out the detriment of weight stigma to physical, mental and psychological health, especially at the intersection with other forms of social injustice like racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism or classism?
“Stop glorifying obesity!“


It’s hurting my brain and makes my heart riot.
All of these examples don’t glorify anything.
They simply point out basic human rights.

That stupid, worn-out, generic comment, however, does glorify some things:

It glorifies discrimination.
It glorifies ignorance.
And it glorifies separation.

So, for fuck’s sake, don’t be jerks, people.
And let’s agree to just drop that phrase, shall we now?

Thank you.



2 Comments on Stop “stop glorifying obesity“!

  1. Cynthia R.
    2016-07-29 at 9:22 PM (6 years ago)

    Love this blogpost, Meret! You have such a succinct way of getting to the heart of an issue, yet so eloquent. Thank you for making your voice heard! See you on Life. Unrestricted. 🙂

  2. Meret Boxler
    2016-07-29 at 10:52 PM (6 years ago)

    your comments are like a carpet that carries me and keeps my feet warm. i am VERY grateful for you!