Sure, that doesn’t change my point that if you’re going to be discriminative towards any group of people (obviously better not to be discriminative at all), fat people is probably the best you could choose.
Is it? Shaming was much worse for centuries and centuries for all kinds of things, it’s just information spreads at exponentially faster rates these days and we’re more aware of the adverse effects of damaging types of information. But your mates daughter didn’t starve herself ONLY because of the nature of information spread, she also did because she no doubt is overly sensitive/has some type of body dysmorphic disorder, which no doubt has existed long before we had a name for it.
Of course not, I didn’t say that. I said in terms of heuristics that we use to make blanket judgment of large groups of people, judging fat people is probably the least unfair one we do.
The thread is called “You know what really grinds my gears” and she said “whales are generally frustrating because of the space they take up and how slow they are”. It’s hardly a terribly serious thread and her comment was nothing more than an anecdote. It’s fine to get frustrated by fat people getting in your way (or sitting next to you on a flight)…fat shaming is another thing but then she didn’t say “and because of this, I actively engage in fat shaming”, did she?
Ah, the classic, “but, but, I have gay/black friends!”
Just kidding, actually totally agree with your second paragraph haha, but couldn’t resist.