Here are the top 10 stupid-a** things people say about obese women (otherwise known as myths), that just aren’t true:
MYTH #1. Fat women should be educated on how to eat right.
Not true. In fact, because popular society is constantly reinforcing that being a woman of size is undesirable, many women of size have a Ph.D. knowledge of food, calorie intake, and exercise. When you are an obese woman, you are reminded of it constantly.
Your doctors (and others who like to act like they are) tell you that any ailment will be solved with exercise and proper diet, and sometimes people yell shitty things at you in the street. Friends often try to be “helpful” by giving you pointers on diets.
Trust me, a woman who has been dealing with obesity knows more than her doctor does about nutrition, so having information and knowledge about calories, carbs, fat, etc. isn’t what she needs more of.
MYTH #2. Fat women are “easy.”
This is disgusting. I take a lot of issue with any woman no matter what her size being called easy or slutty or anything like that.
I can’t even go into why this misperception makes me so angry. A woman of size won’t just take any scraps she can get just because of her size.
Why does that stupid idea persist? I don’t know.
But I want to go on record saying that a woman of size has as much discretion and intelligence as a skinny woman.
MYTH #3. Fat women have no willpower.
I’d venture to say that the opposite it true. As I said in myth #1, many women of size have been on multiple diets and willed themselves down over and over and over again. But as we know, restrictive diets don’t work in the long term.