Fat acceptance


just saw jooky done a poll in the anonymous polls thread wherein a quarter of us said they think morbidly obese people are inferior beings.

that’s rank.

if you were just joking - don’t do that mates, it’s bad.

seriously, what’s going on there?

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Sorry guys!


It’s starting to irk me. I’m a big fella, not to the point where I’d have to buy an extra plane seat, but definitely to the point where you’d be a bit miffed at me sitting next to you on public transport.

My weight has been up and down over the years, but generally I’ve been ‘fat’. Currently I’m about 19 stone (6’1" tall though thankfully so it spreads it out)

The amount of abuse I’ve had from total strangers would shock anyone, I think. I couldn’t even list all the times its happened.

There’s a continued nastiness towards fat people on TV, social media etc. Even from people that are normally very ‘right on’ and inclusive. Recently I’ve noticed a lot of people taking the piss out of fat ‘alt-right’ /nazi types on twitter. You know, ‘look at this fat nazi scum’ etc. It just seems unnecessary. They’re nazis ffs, is that not enough ammunition to take the piss?


wow, 26% of drowned in sound too!

wanna fight me?


This isn’t just a fat thing tbf. I just think ripping into someone’s personal appearance should be off limits. It can be utterly humiliating.


plenty of bald jokes here too, actually. find that completely miffing.


Yeah, its one of the polls that shocked me the most.


i’d never really given it much consideration until my best mate started seeing a girl who was very big - the amount of fucking toxic shit she had to deal with when we were out and about was gutting to see. it’s the same as anything else - the low level behaviours from otherwise sound people who aren’t thinking let the really vile people have space to be vile.

agree on that stuff about nazis - the co-opting of “sub-human” and “degenerate” to describe them by leftwing people is fucking bizarre to me, if we’re not going to be better than them then what’s the fucking point?


I’d like to think (hope) people just take the piss a bit in them polls


i would too, then i’d like them not to do that


I think most of the bald jokes come from us bald guys don’t they? If not that’s not cool.

Old DiS was fucking rife with fat shaming. As an overweight fella with a gf who struggles with weight issues I’d hope we’re better than that now.


just remember bird the other week making a bald joke and getting away with it.


ah. that one was aimed at me, to be fair, and i suspect he assumed i could take it, as it were. bamnan actually leapt in and then told him to fuck off. and now he’s banned for being a prick to someone else iirc.

that’s something that’s… basically i only really get bald jokes made deliberately towards me by people who appear to want to ‘take me down a peg’. it’s been a long time since a random ‘alright baldy’ heckle in a pub, but that’s likely because i tend not to spend much time in shit pubs anymore.

but yeah. it generally appears to be weirdly aimed at me as part of an argument with someone. quite a few dissers even liked his cheap shot at my baldness, which again is a funny one. I tend to assume those that make or take pleasure at attempting to undermine people by mocking their appearance are deeply, deeply unhappy with their own lives, and therefore try not to yell back YOU’RE A CUNT THO SON.


i should clarify that that last para is specifically meaning ‘it generally only ever crops up as an ad hominem when i am arguing with people’


i used to give stick out to my mate who started balding at age 20 or so, the karmic force in the universe has (quite rightly) decided that i deserve to accelerate past him into shiny dome territory, and has also revealed to me that my head is a weird shape - A Lesson Learned.


i mean usually my first point to men who try that shit is that “i’ve already gotten over being bald. you however are growing your hair out at the front to try and hide the receding hairline i can see from fucking miles away.”

especially fun if they do not have a receding hairline etc. karma provides.


I always struggle to imagine how someone gets to the point of looking at someone and thinking ‘i need them to know that their appearance isn’t how i think it should be’. Imagine the level of bizarre insecurity you’d need to have.


i think (like near enough everything bad people do) it’s a socialised behaviour from childhood that they haven’t grown out of.

i’d like to think bullies are insecure, and they probably were as teenagers when they learned this stuff, but in my experience that impulse to hit out before you get hit ossifies into just really unpleasant people who are actually pretty confident in themselves, and haven’t thought about their actions very much at all.


just for balance, as a slim hairy man i look at and then hate myself every day