I can handle blatant fat sha/ters because they’re so easy to dismiss, but it’s the concern trolls that are our most dangerous adversaries. They wrap their bigotry manure in a fancy package of misplaced compassion and top it with a sparkly bow of [self] righteous indignation, but it’s still nothing but scorn and disgust in a gaudy box of bigotry which never passes muster with any other faction of the population in civilized society.
In response to a campaign that speaks out about, and seeks to stop, doctors shaming women who are members of oppressed populations, Dr. Lisa Girgis has penned a spectacular tribute to derailment, tone-deafness and victim blaming. I wrote about it for the ASDAH Blog. So this was at the top of my mind when I read several articles today about a recently-built hospital that was designed to be accommodating to fat patients and fat visitors. The articles were all problematic in the way that they talk about fat patients (too problematic for me to link to them) but it was the comments that were really interesting to me (TW: The indented sections contain fat hate, concern trolling, and general crappy behavior)
Hospitals aren’t helping these people by accommodating them.
Actually, making healthcare facilities accessible to people, and then providing them with the healthcare they need is basically the definition of helping people…
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