From Fat Heffalump:
Anyone who truly cares about the wellbeing of fat people cannot possibly feel the need to wage war on fat. That level of aggression and loathing negates any care that may have once been there. There is never any care or compassion from someone who enacts violence on another. It is no different in its effect on us than the open hate and bigotry we receive from the likes of bullies and trolls. It is all trauma enacted on us.
Look at what happens to fat people when they are given compassion, care and support by those who truly want to help in our wellbeing. When we are taught to value our bodies, and treat them with kindness and compassion, suddenly our quality of life gets vastly better. When we find supportive doctors, our health gets better. If we need help with eating and nutrition, those in the field who genuinely care help us heal the damage done by diet culture and fat loathing. When we find an environment that we can enjoy physical activity without shaming or stigma, we learn to enjoy things like dancing, swimming and other activities. When our families and friends love us and support us as we are – we are able to heal from the trauma of shame and stigma.
When we are treated with respect and dignity, our wellbeing and quality of life improves. Regardless of what weight we happen to be.