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I also just read this awesome article that made me wish I could use a high lighter on my MacBook screen. Here is one of my favorite snips from the article:
9. There are worse things in the world than being fat.
I’ve heard quite a few thin women say things like, “Thank God I’m not fat. I’d kill myself.” Or “getting fat would be the worst thing.”
Oh? Worse than child abuse, genocide, homophobia, or being allergic to chocolate? Worse than being an asshole? Worse than treating people like crap because of how they look?
Is being fat worse than being an ignorant bigot? Worse than being a murderer? Worse than drowning kittens? Amebic dysentery? Losing a loved one? Losing a limb?
Hating yourself is pretty damn awful too. Trust me, it’s way worse than being fat.