Hey guys! What’s up today? Not too much here, just been browsing for something to write about today, and guess what? I’ve found something interesting. So, you know how you’ll be on Yahoo.com, scrolling through the news stories, and you’ll see some article about obese people? Well, I’ve done a little work and rounded up a couple of them and will share the links, then discuss my thoughts (which will probably be negative and sarcastic, you know how I am!).
Okay, so here’s the first one:
The article is “Obese Drivers up to 80% More Likely to Die in Car Crashes”. This article discusses (obviously) how us fatties are more likely to die in car accidents due to the fact that cars are not made to properly hold or restrain an overweight person. The seat belt is usually positioned wrong, according to the article, which allows an obese person to be thrown around more in a crash. Yeah, read the rest if you’re interested.
This one is “Obese Mothers More Likely To Use The Television To Soothe Fussy Babies”. Pretty much, it states that fat mothers tend to watch more tv than thin mothers and therefore, if they have more active and fussy babies, they will stick them in front of the tv to shut them up rather than actually doing something with them.
And finally, one more:
“A Case for Shaming Obese People, Tastefully”. This is one of those crazy articles that says that there is nothing wrong with shaming fat people and making them feel terrible about themselves in order to make them lose weight.
Okay, so here is where I’m going with all of this. What is the deal with all of these studies focusing on obesity? Is there not other more important things to study than the fact that people are fat? I know that it has become an epidemic. I know it’s unhealthy. But why are they doing a study on fat moms and tv? Or fat people and car accidents? I have never once seen a positive article about fat people. Why can’t they funnel all of this time and money into finding something that will actually help? Something like how to make healthy food more affordable? Or how to better support obese people in order to help them make healthier choices? Why do we live in a world where people feel like the way to make people lose weight and become more healthy is to make them feel so bad about themselves that they want to just hide from the world? You don’t know what is going on with those people, why they are fat. I just don’t understand what is wrong with today’s society, why they think that that is the way to fix things. Whatever, people. Let’s get constructive. There is a problem, so let’s fix it, not do stupid, unrelated studies ad nauseam. Seriously.