When we tell people that constant social stigma is damaging to our health, we are told that the problem is that we need to be told that our bodies are socially unacceptable more often and more aggressively than we already are. We are told that if we don’t accept someone else’s account of how we think, eat, and exercise, then we’re “in denial”. We are told that we are irresponsible, lack self control, and have eating disorders. It’s a system designed to make us powerless. They get to tell the world who we are and what we do and how we think, and if we disagree they call us liars.
- 15th January