Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thin Person: Doctor, I have this really bad pain in my (insert area here) I’m pretty worried about it.

Doctor: Eat a burger you’ll feel better.

Thin Person: Um I ate a burger yesterday and it still hurts.

Doctor: Maybe if you took some responsibility for yourself and gained some weight you wouldn’t be in pain.

Shannon explains it all. I blogged about the difference between interpersonal body bias and institutional body bias. I used a template of conversation that I have had with doctors and lots of fat folks have had with them to show people who don’t get it what institutionalized anti-fatness looks like. Also, understand there is further context to this quote and you will need to read the entry to get it.

Notes

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