Maggie Doesn’t Let People Shame Her For Her Health Management
Inspired by a troll who seems to think fat people with health management needs ought to be too ashamed to do anything awesome. Well, some fat people have diabetes and some don’t. Some have high blood pressure, and some don’t. All of them deserve respect and none of them deserve to be shamed for their body size or their health needs. All too often, fat people with health concerns are held up as cautionary examples of the horrors of fatuosity. They deserve better. We deserve better.
If you are a fat person who is diabetic, you aren’t a cautionary tale. You are just a person with diabetes and you deserve respect for both your health needs and your body. You aren’t a bad fatty for having health needs. Definitions of health intended to shame and stigmatize do no good. Nor do treatments that fail 95% of the time and up. We should stop shaming people for their health management needs and we should stop withholding treatments from fat people under edicts that they become not-fat people before they will deserve treatment.
Part Fifteen in a Series of Maggie not living by the rules of a fat-hating society.
“Maggie Gains Back the Weight and Learns to Accept Her Body”
“Maggie Gets a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies”
“Maggie Joins a Roller Derby League”
“Maggie Learns to Belly Dance”
“Maggie Goes to Re/Dress NYC”
“Maggie Joins a Punk Rock Band”
“Maggie Protests Fat Stigma”
“Maggie Explores the Galaxy”
“Maggie Reclaims the Word Fat”
“Maggie rejects Fatphobic Fashion Dictates”
“Maggie Makes a Yay Scale”
“Maggie Goes to the Beach”
“Maggie Takes Up Hiking”
"Maggie Goes on Friend of Marilyn"

Maggie Doesn’t Let People Shame Her For Her Health Management

Inspired by a troll who seems to think fat people with health management needs ought to be too ashamed to do anything awesome. Well, some fat people have diabetes and some don’t. Some have high blood pressure, and some don’t. All of them deserve respect and none of them deserve to be shamed for their body size or their health needs. All too often, fat people with health concerns are held up as cautionary examples of the horrors of fatuosity. They deserve better. We deserve better.

If you are a fat person who is diabetic, you aren’t a cautionary tale. You are just a person with diabetes and you deserve respect for both your health needs and your body. You aren’t a bad fatty for having health needs. Definitions of health intended to shame and stigmatize do no good. Nor do treatments that fail 95% of the time and up. We should stop shaming people for their health management needs and we should stop withholding treatments from fat people under edicts that they become not-fat people before they will deserve treatment.

Part Fifteen in a Series of Maggie not living by the rules of a fat-hating society.

“Maggie Gains Back the Weight and Learns to Accept Her Body”

“Maggie Gets a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies”

“Maggie Joins a Roller Derby League”

“Maggie Learns to Belly Dance”

“Maggie Goes to Re/Dress NYC”

“Maggie Joins a Punk Rock Band”

“Maggie Protests Fat Stigma”

“Maggie Explores the Galaxy”

“Maggie Reclaims the Word Fat”

“Maggie rejects Fatphobic Fashion Dictates”

“Maggie Makes a Yay Scale”

“Maggie Goes to the Beach”

“Maggie Takes Up Hiking”

"Maggie Goes on Friend of Marilyn"