I was blocked on twitter yesterday by a certain “weight loss guru”.
Apparently, laughing at the odious idea that there should be a “Fat Tax” on clothing, and calling it the most ridiculous idea I think he had come up with, was a step too far.
Apparently, having a belief that every person on the planet deserves respect and acceptance is a poisonous idea.
Personally I believe wholly in health. For me, and for my journey, size acceptance is about accepting my body as it is currently, and not criticising and ridiculing it, but also learning to love my body and value it, and discover ways to treat it more as the valued home it really is.
As I’ve blogged about here and here my thoughts on size acceptance are my own, and may be vastly difference to other Size Acceptance and Fat Acceptance believers and supporters. But whether it is or it is, human decency, and respect for others, is not some utopian dream that is unattainable. With more respect, and less hate, change is possible, on a personal level, and in the wider sphere of our lives.
I find it interesting that the weight loss guru never ever responded to any of my questions or requests. He bangs on about success, but I asked for evidence of sustained success over the years.
I also didn’t name call. I would call him out on things he was saying, and ask for him to actually look up Size Acceptance, because he missed a whole load of everything every time he used them in his attacks.
But then, you know what they say;
I have said before and I will say again, and again and again; Real changes have come for me through acceptance of myself, through kindness to every part of me. Sure I could punish myself slim. But that never lasted. The only long term changes, and I mean those that have stayed, have been in the last 2 years, when I really have embraced self/size acceptance.
Our journeys are all different. One man does not have the answer to change the world, or “The Obesity Crisis” as he keeps calling it. And you DO NOT need to call yourself all manner of nastiness in order to have a better life.