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"Fit Mom" Maria Kang on being booted from Facebook and why "Fit Pride" isn’t hate speech.
A great article about censorship and health.
I think the poster of the lady with her kids is not hatey, it’s just a bit obnoxious, like not all people give a crap about having abs, so they don’t need any ‘excuses’ not to look like her. She makes it sound like outstanding health and fitness is everyone’s greatest goal and um… no, it’s not?
I mean I could make a post like that with myself, listing all the amazing knowledge, skills and my other achievements, that will make me look smarter and more successful than an average person and add “What’s your excuse?” Will that motivate ignorant people to go learn some more? I doubt that. Will it piss people off? It sure will.
Because it will be boasting. “Oh look, I am more intelligent than you, why don’t you just drop what you are doing right now - your ‘excuse’ for not being as intelligent as me - and go read a book instead?”
Basically, while I don’t think she should be bashed or that her post was hate speech, I do see why it would irk people. People don’t like when other people brag, gloat and assume everyone has the same priorities as they do. You can be healthy and fit without countable abs, make up, salon-tan, full-body waxing and three sons. In fact you might not want to be like that at all.
Oh, and intelligent people raise intelligent children, leading to a brighter future. And personally, I’d rather live in a world of not so healthy, but smart people, than in a world of dolled-up jocks (not that I assume she is one, but if we follow the fitness first scenario, we might as well arrive there).
P.S. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be fit, or achieving one’s goals, but boasting always did and always will piss people off.
What you say is really interesting because this parallel is actually very close to her own reasoning !
More under the cut !
and remember that one time sansa thought about how much she’d like for janos slynt to be beheaded but that it wouldn’t happen because there are no heroes
and then jon snow beheaded janos slynt
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