Lady. No one is worried about whether you wear a size 8 or a size 12. I’m saying you’ve never had to worry about being too fat to get decent health care, get a job, get treated decently when you walk down the street. You’ve never been actually fat, as opposed to overweight according to the BMI, which is both roundly disproven and totally irrelevant to health. The fact your doctor disagrees is unsurprising, unfortunately, because research proves that doctors are poorly trained to understand or deal with fat people. You should actually read some of the research out there, instead of parroting back what you’ve been told. “Health=wealth” — well I suppose those of us born with incurable diseases should go ahead and fuck off and die then.

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