Too busy trying to ‘correct’ fat people and they seem to have forgotten that not everyone can walk.
But didn’t you know? Being overweight is a disability!!1!
The amount of time and energy people spend giving me shit about such things… like, okay. I live in NYC; between my apartment being on the third floor and the lack of elevators/escalators at most subways stations, I go up and down many, many flights of stairs just to get from one place to another. I don’t mind at all. Some stairs, however, give me trouble, especially going down, because my epilepsy meds give me nasty vertigo.
Case in point: I spend however many nights I can afford to at the Met Opera. Their main staircases, while lovely, are spiral, and I can’t walk those without getting dizzy and tipping over and stuff. Plus, I sit in the cheapest seats, highest up; that’s too many stairs for my asthma to go up, and too many for my chronic-fatigue drained ass to go down at the end of a long night regardless. People find it necessary to be so fucking nasty to me while I’m waiting for the elevator with the older folk and those with canes and wheelchairs and whatnot. I’m ‘taking up space’ that I ‘don’t need’, right? Because my disabilities are invisible. When I was skinnier, I’d just have people commenting that I should make room for the people needing the elevator, at which point I felt perfectly free to be slightly nasty over the assumption that I didn’t need it just because my legs are fine. Now that I’m overweight again, I get the “you could stand to take the stairs” treatment, and for some reason that makes me less inclined to be nasty, because there really is the societal assumption that I’m a bad person for being overweight.
this sure makes whoever created the campaign look like a dick.