Ashamed Americans Fat Should
I am American(North America, of course)
I am obese
I am not ashamed of that fact, but I have been shamed for it since I started Pre-School.
I am a Third Generation Italian American, some of my family originates from Florence Italy, and some from Palermo, Sicily. I also have some from Germany, Ireland, and Scotland, but I type this just to give my ancestry a bit.
I come from a long line of large family members. I was born large, and have never been considered remotely thin. My family, when it got together for events and holidays, ate as well as any Italian family. Every other day of my life though, my family ate with health in mind, plenty of fruits and vegetables. We even had vast gardens of vegetables and fruit trees to feast on. The first time I ever ate at a fast food restaurant I was already a teenager.
I am not obese from excess, but my whole life others have made me feel like I was some kind of criminal for being "Fat". Even as an adult at 37, I get snide remarks and unkind words. Even though, I've been in sports and other things like Track, Gymnastics, Volleyball, and Football. I have been able to do things a lot of thin people I've known can't, like I can do the splits like Jean Claude VanDamme, I've climbed Half Dome in Yosemite Park, I've hiked many mountains in the U.S(We have a bunch in California). I exercise and eat as healthy as I can, yet I am still Obese.
With this in mind, I come to this website and see this thread about, "Fat Americans should be ashamed" started by an alias named GOSSIP. How dare you. Are there not fat people in other nations?!? Is it the fact we should be ashamed because we are Americans? By golly, this sure does sound like a form of harassment and bigotry, all started by someone who can't even post under their own name.
This has angered and saddened me, but I am trying to make a calm and worth while response to this thread. Shall I also state that I am a Pre-Op Male to Female Transgender Woman to give you more to try to knock me down with? Try to think of something new, I've most likely heard it all before.
I will end with this. I understand many things in life, like "One bad apple spoils the bunch", "To err is human, to forgive Divine". I also understand to "Never judge a book by it's cover". The Axis Powers were the worlds enemies during World War 2, but we do not hate every German, Japanese, or Italian, do we?
Why does it seem everyone hates fat people?
Why does it seem I am hated just because I am American?
Why does this world keep perpetuating an aura of hate?
Edited: Stefflabunny on 7th Jan, 2013 - 7:36am