Being into feederism is a totally different issue from being into Fat Acceptance.
Being a feeder/gainer is NOT Fat Acceptance.
It is just as opposed to Fat Acceptance as dieting is. It hasn’t got the same social power behind it as dieting does, but it is still a state of not accepting your body as it is.
Needing to gain weight because otherwise you are going to DIE, frankly, I think there is more compelling evidence that suggests having weight related goals in that case is the rule rather than the exception. Because being fat is not going to kill you – malnutrition? ABSOLUTELY 100% of the time going to KILL YOU.
Gaining weight so as not to die is way more in line with the fundamental principles of Fat Acceptance than purposefully seeking to lose weight. This is where the intentions really DO matter – the person who uses weight gain as a goal is trying to be kind to their body and not starve it. The person who uses weight loss as a goal is conflating heath with weight loss.
There may very well be situations other than that in which people are trying to gain weight – I just can’t think of any off the top of my head. Because, again, dieting is the default state for women in our culture.
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