Except, obesity isn’t a disease. People of any size have cancer. Obesity is defined not as the presence of so-called ‘fat diseases.’ It’s a simple volume calculation.
In other words, there’s no way to divorce ‘fat people’ from ‘obesity’ because obesity is defined as fatness of a certain degree. A war on obesity means a war on fat people. The whole idea is to change fat people, either through therapies or pills or shame or forced behavioral changes or some means. But it’s the fat person who is being focused on, the fat person who the anti-obesity warriors want to alter, not some abstract disease called ‘obesity.’
It just goes to show you how successful the War on Obesity propaganda has been, that it’s redefined a body size as a disease and abstracted it so that people who are being called to arms against it don’t see themselves as fighting fat people, but as some dehumanized concept called ‘obesity.’
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This is why I talk about orientations based on gender, not genitals. Heterosexuality is the sexual attraction to people of a different gender, homosexuality is the sexual attraction to people of the same gender.