I’ve been hoping for a while now that Jess would write something and let me post it here. So I was totally thrilled yesterday when the timing of her reading that article and the two of us emailing worked out so well. *grin*

I just want to mention that, while health was discussed as a valid meterstick for personal goals, HEALTH IS NOT A MORAL IMPERATIVE.

Being healthy by some arbitrary set of standards is not a requirement for being treated like a worthwhile human being. Being healthy by some arbitrary set of standards is not a requirement for being worthy of love, attraction, life experiences, and everything else. Being healthy by some arbitrary set of standards is not a requirement for being a part of the fat acceptance movement.

Now just seemed like a good time to reiterate that point.


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2 Comments

  1. Jess
    Posted July 5, 2007 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Yeah, I was hoping that it would be clear that I was discussing health as a valuable goal and not as a moral imperative, but honestly, this bears saying as many times as possible.

  2. admin
    Posted July 5, 2007 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    I know you absolutely feel like that, I just wanted to say it one more time. *grin* And thanks again for guest-blogging. I really love your post.

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