In this world of hyper political correctness, it seems to still be fine to make fun of fat people. You hear jokes and derisive comments all of the time. People use the excuse that it is fine, because fat people either have no discipline or no concern about health. Wouldn't they lose weight if those things were not true?
Fat people do care about their health as much as other people. What about those who smoke or drink? How about those with multiple sex partners? Eat red meat or sugar? Don't those people care about their health? Don't they have the discipline to only eat sprouts and drink water? (Although, I do remember a food poisoning outbreaks from-gasp-sprouts...) Or, is it fine to be unhealthy as long as you look as perfect as possible?
Fat people that you don't know personally can't win. If they eat a salad in public, people think "Who are you trying to kid?" If they eat a burger and fries, or dessert, people think "What a pig! Why don't you go on a diet?"
It is so easy to judge others.
It is fine to say "You are thin." "You are tall." "You are young." But for some reason, fat is not a valid thing to be. People, being fat is not a crime, nor is it something bad about someone. Just because someone is fat does not mean they are a child molester! Yet, people shun saying the word like it is.
Even stores hesitate to use "fat" or "large" for clothing sizes. "Women" or "Queen" or "Plus". Hmmm. So all women wear those sizes? Only royalty? And plus? Do the slacks have an extra leg? Can't the stores say "Large" or "Fat"?
The whole country wants to be fat free. How about instead we start concentrating of being judgment free? How would that work for a change?
The next time each of us wants to judge somebody, how about if we remember that old saying: "When you point your finger at someone, just remember that there are 3 fingers on your hand pointing back at you." How's that for a big, fat reminder that you aren't perfect either? If we were, we would all look alike.