You should read this. And open your mind.
So, like the close minded person I am, I went to the website and checked it out.
I read the post this link brought me to. For the record, I know thin people who are unhealthy, who can't climb a flight of stairs without being completely out of breath. And I know large people who are active and healthy and can run up that same flight of stairs without batting an eye. I know thin doesn't equal healthy. That wasn't my point, Anonymous.
Then I looked at the rest of the site. Which, for the record is very interesting and well done.
The jokes regarding the Lane Bryant shooting* are absolutely sick. I'm honestly shocked that anyone would actually make jokes about something like that. Because it has nothing to do with the fact that these women were overweight and twisting it that way is completely sick.
The BMI index - well duh. Most athletes, it seems are at least overweight, not far from obese according to that thing. Why people lose sleep over their BMI is beyond me. People, check out the BMI Project which illustrates just how riduculous the BMI actually is - and this very interesting article.
Well, Anonymous (I hate it when people don't have the courage of their convictions enough to sign their comments, even with a pseudonym as most of us do on the internet), this close-minded blogger was quite happy to check out the link you gave me and the rest of the website. I learned stuff, I saw stuff I already knew. I know it's hard to be fat in a society as look obsessed as ours. I don't hate fat people, I don't have anything against them, hell, I'm far from "thin" myself. But I still believe that if you are physically incapable of doing a job, you shoudn't be doing the job. Period. God knows, I could never be a firefighter - there is no way I could handle the physical aspect of the job. I have the upper body strength of a kitten. I also know there are tiny women who are firefighters and can handle it. More power to them.
OK, that's it. I'm done.
* all links from http://kateharding.net/