Fat people are not the cause of our broken healthcare system

Notes from a Big Beautiful Woman” — thrilled a sold-out crowd of 1,200 at Town Hall here in her hometown on Wednesday night. Her sharp wit and kind soul both shone as she talked about her path from feeling broken and wrong in her body to becoming a vociferous (and hilarious) defender of women’s bodies,plus size bodies and every body’s right to be respected and accepted.

After Lindy and I talked recently, the column I wrote about her and her crusade got a number of responses like this one, from a post on The 155461_LW_LINDYWEST_05-1020x709Seattle Times’ Facebook: “This is why universal health care mandates suck, because a lot people  choose to be unhealthy and its no one else responsibility to pay for it.

Healthcare is brought up over and over again in this context. Lindy already addressed this canard, though not directly, in last week’s column — instead of shaming and devaluing people, she would suggest: “Why don’t you just campaign for healthier school lunches? Why don’t you campaign for longer recess? Why don’t we raise the minimum wage so that moms — or dads — don’t have to work three jobs, and they can be home and cook food for their families? Instead … we stigmatize them and call them stupid and obesity for feeding McDonald’s to their kids. The whole system is broken, and the only solution people can come up with is to punish the people victimized by that system.”

I emailed Lindy for more specifics on the fat-people-and-healthcare “issue.” She sent a characteristically eloquent mini-essay:

Why don’t we complain about old people, who are the biggest drain? If big beautiful singles have shorter lifespans, we’re doing our bit for the economy, dammit.

I reject the premise on the grounds that I’m in favor of universal healthcare, because I believe that should be considered a right and not a privilege. I believe we should all be pitching in so that people who need medical attention can get it, end of story. Picking and choosing who ‘deserves’ it, as opposed to who should literally have to pay for their perceived sins, is inhumane bullshit, as far as I’m concerned. Fat people are not the cause of our broken healthcare system — they are victims of it, just like everyone else.”

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10 Strategic Steps to Finding Love


BBW online dating is no longer a numbers game. It’s a strategy. A no-games, smart, efficient, and effective pre-qualifying strategy that includes profile mapping, photo analyzing, and asking specific questions in order to elicit substantive responses.

To improve your big beautiful women dating success. Follow these 10 strategic steps to find love online:
mostly, find a good dating site, such as BBW couple(BBW dating site).
It is important to find who has same interests or hobbies.
1. What Are You Looking For On BBW Dating Site?

You want to reveal something about yourself that comes from your core values, your essence, who you really are. If you have something funny about yourself, share that.
2. Write Your Profile Towards That Purpose

An authentic profile is an invitation to attract certain bbw- the ones you share things in common with, while simultaneously filtering through the wrong matches.
3. Narrow the Playing Field!

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Maybe it’s something that makes them feel like they get you, and definitely something that they can personally relate to.
4. Match Their Purpose With Yours

As you know chances are high that it simply won’t be a fit from the get go, as the both of you are looking for different things.
5. Profile Mapping

NOTICE that I didn't mention “looks." Although extremely tough, you should try and look at the photos LAST. When it comes to lasting love, do looks really rate higher than core values?
6. What Do Their Photos Describe?

Their photos can reveal a lot on who they are, what their lives look like, and help you determine if you are more interested or less.
7. Are You Attracted?
8. Start Communicating

If they sent the first message- great! If not, send them a short message (not a wink or instant message), referencing something from their profile that you relate to.
9. Avoid Fraud – Do Your Research

Don’t worry too much, most big beautiful women dating site have great security that provide a safe dating experience overall.
10. Initiate a Call

This call should truly be like a date- set a time, then talk for as long as you feel right. Be real and revealing and learn about your dynamics. If, by the end of the call you’re STILL interested, set a date!

 

 

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