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I'd guess that most people who are even remotely interested in fat accceptance have already seen this story on fat people who are - GASP! - fit and active and healthy. I like it so much, however, that I'm going to repost the link here anyway. I love the photos, but I think I love the snarky intro even more:

... a lot of angry readers demanded to see one fat person who could climb a mountain, or run a marathon, or show any sign of athleticism. (Fat people, they seemed to think, spend all their time at buffets and sitting next to you on airplanes.)

Date: 2009-09-13 12:36 am (UTC)
tehkittykat: utena is no prince charming (Default)
From: [personal profile] tehkittykat
Newsweek FTW. I love the recent trend of FA and HAES stuff appearing in their health section rather than the same old bull. I just hope they keep it up long enough to get past the lone voice crying out in the wilderness phase of getting truth out to people.

I totally agree with the equestrian about waiting to see a starve-yourself-thin chick lift something, too. I'm always a little boggled that most of my female peers (who are always eating like they're on diets) can't handle the lifting and carrying that I can do no problem. People are always asking me if I need help carrying things, too, when they see how much I can manage to juggle sometimes!

Date: 2009-09-14 02:10 am (UTC)
hillarygayle: (With Chopsticks!)
From: [personal profile] hillarygayle
I'm a new RN, currently doing floor nursing in a hospital. OMG, the patients I can lift without breaking a sweat. Could I do it if I'd starved myself to lose weight? Not a chance.

Date: 2009-09-13 01:15 am (UTC)
fascination: (Eat me.)
From: [personal profile] fascination
That's awesome. It reminds me of some of the stuff Kate Harding mentioned on her website--this was a good find! :)

Date: 2009-09-14 02:05 am (UTC)
hillarygayle: (Hottie Pout)
From: [personal profile] hillarygayle
HAHAHAHAHAHA that is one seriously good piece of snark. I alone, just as a single person, know several fat people who've climbed mountains, at least one who has run a marathon, and four who kick ass at softball!

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