HOW TO RESPOND TO FAT SHAMING COMMENTS:
*Do you need to eat that?
     - I thought that you were an accountant, are you also a dietitian?
     - Yes, because dealing with your rudeness is depleting my glycogen 
       stores at an alarming rate
     - If I want to talk to the food police, I’ll call 911
     - Thanks for trying to give me your insecurities, but I was really      
       hoping to get a Wii for Christmas this year
     - No, but using my fork to eat helps to keep me from stabbing you   
       with it
*What are you doing about your weight?
     - Moving it through space with grace, power, and joy
     - Dressing it in fabulous clothes and taking it out on the town
     - My weight is fine, what are you doing about your rudeness?
*Don’t you know that being fat is unhealthy?
    - Don’t you know what is and is not your business?
    - No, I don’t and you don’t either.  It looks like you need to do some
     research.
*This Health at Every Size stuff is just fat people justifying people being fat.
     - My fat body is amazing and requires no justification. Your rudeness 
      on the other hand is inexcusable.
     - Health at Every Size says that healthy habits are the best chance to
      improve our odds for a healthy body.  Are you suggesting that we
      should tell people to practice unhealthy habits?
     - It sounds to me like you are just trying to justify your fat bashing.
*You’re pretty for a fat girl.
     - Why on Earth would you think I care what you think about me?
     - That’s weird, I was just thinking that you are attractive for a rude
     person!
*You’re not fat!
     - Holy crap, we need to go to the Optometrist right freaking now!
     - I am absolutely fat, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  I think
      what you might mean is that I don’t fit your stereotypes of fat – in  
      which case the problem is with the stereotypes and not my size.
     - You know, when you say that I’m not fat, when I obviously am, it
      makes it sound like you think there’s something wrong with the body
      that I live in all the time, there isn’t.
Written by: Ragen Chastain
Picture from: Tatiana Mercedes

HOW TO RESPOND TO FAT SHAMING COMMENTS:

*Do you need to eat that?

     - I thought that you were an accountant, are you also a dietitian?

     - Yes, because dealing with your rudeness is depleting my glycogen 

       stores at an alarming rate

     - If I want to talk to the food police, I’ll call 911

     - Thanks for trying to give me your insecurities, but I was really      

       hoping to get a Wii for Christmas this year

     - No, but using my fork to eat helps to keep me from stabbing you  

       with it

*What are you doing about your weight?

     - Moving it through space with grace, power, and joy

     - Dressing it in fabulous clothes and taking it out on the town

     - My weight is fine, what are you doing about your rudeness?

*Don’t you know that being fat is unhealthy?

    - Don’t you know what is and is not your business?

    - No, I don’t and you don’t either.  It looks like you need to do some

     research.

*This Health at Every Size stuff is just fat people justifying people being fat.

     - My fat body is amazing and requires no justification. Your rudeness

      on the other hand is inexcusable.

     - Health at Every Size says that healthy habits are the best chance to

      improve our odds for a healthy body.  Are you suggesting that we

      should tell people to practice unhealthy habits?

     - It sounds to me like you are just trying to justify your fat bashing.

*You’re pretty for a fat girl.

     - Why on Earth would you think I care what you think about me?

     - That’s weird, I was just thinking that you are attractive for a rude

     person!

*You’re not fat!

     - Holy crap, we need to go to the Optometrist right freaking now!

     - I am absolutely fat, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  I think

      what you might mean is that I don’t fit your stereotypes of fat – in  

      which case the problem is with the stereotypes and not my size.

     - You know, when you say that I’m not fat, when I obviously am, it

      makes it sound like you think there’s something wrong with the body

      that I live in all the time, there isn’t.

Written by: Ragen Chastain

Picture from: Tatiana Mercedes