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My main point is that a lot of people use "health" as a tool to make the fact that they find fat people "unaestheticly appearing" politically correct, even if they couldn't care less.

I. The reason I choose to use the word "fat" instead of a word like "overweight" is mainly due to the fact that I agree with the body positive community that "fat" should be reclaimed as a neutral word. But also that the word "overweight" implies that the person weights more than they should or want to.

However you want to define "weighing too much", I consider it an impolite word, and I wouldn't call anyone that, just as I wouldn't call a skinny person "underweight" in everyday talk.

II. If you read this and thinks "It's not true, I really DO CARE and make comments about EVERYBODY'S health, not only fat people", congratulations. You don't fall under the category "hypocrite", but your friends probably find you really annoying. js.

Edit: fixed some unclear and odd wordings. I hope the message gets through better now. Thanks ~ClockworkLyre for the feedback!

It can be read in original Swedish form here: [link]
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Urgh, I know. That's one of the things I hate about some people perception of things. @__@

I'm one of the person who sit around all day doing nothing and eat, but I don't gain more weight from it (so far I haven't, it'll probably kick in someday). I'm not going around saying I'm healthy. Because I'm not and I know it. Just because I don't gain weight means my body is healthy.

A bunch of more heavy person are more in shape than me.
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psychedelis Feb 16, 2013  Student Artist
yep body and health can be so different (people are sometimes rude to thin people too for this reason too, that's not nice either. :[ )
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Mangamad2K9 May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, 'overweight' is a clinical term, referring to being over the weight that is healthy for humans. Obesity is a very serious health problem, as is being too skinny. In other words, you need a balanced diet. Junk food is bad for you when you have too much, just as anything else. People should never be discriminated against, and certainly not because of their weight.
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odezia Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree, but I always call smoking out as a nasty unhealthy habit. Weight and what you choose to eat is more of a personal issue, smoking affects the health of the people around you as well as yourself.
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AngelRose552 Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done.

Can't fix it if it ain't broken.
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Tris1994 Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gosh i love your work!!!! its such ...GAH I CANNOT EVEN EXPLAIN!!!!!!
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psychedelis Nov 13, 2011  Student Artist
Thank you!
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I think it's healthier to be fatter than to be skinnier. I burn calories really fast therefore lose weight very easily, so I have to be careful not to skip meals just so I can keep my energy up! Also I find it more someone with extra ounds more apealing than someone too skinny!
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PlaidSheep Oct 22, 2011  Student General Artist
My girlfriend is bigger, simply because of genetics. The only thing I'd want from her is to be happy with how she looks, and if she wants to lose weight because of that? I encourage her then! If she doesnt? I've nothing wrong with that in my mind. If she was bigger due to eating habits... I'd be a little more concerned. And if she was skinny due to bad eating habits like eating disorders? I would be very concerned! But she eats perfectly healthy and fine, so I think that's good. I'm no health nut, but its always moderation, moderation, moderation. (to me, at least)
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