People are now carrying these "don't weigh me" cards so they don't have to get weighed when they go to a doctor (because "fatphobia")
· Dec 17, 2021 ·

Warning! This is not a parody account.

This is an actual person who has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The BBC.

And she's being serious.

Here are some words from the link she shared:

Reasons we can ask to not be weighed:

  • Most health conditions can be addressed without knowing weight.
  • Because we live in a fatphobic society, being weighed and talking about weight causes feelings of stress and shame. Many people feel anxiety about seeing the doctor, and will avoid going to the doctor in order to avoid the scale.
  • Weighing a person every time they come in for an appointment and talking about their weight like it's a problem perpetuates weight stigma, which is a bigger health risk than body weight.
  • People can follow a Health at Every Size program and pursue healthy behaviors regardless of weight status.

As a treat, I left the "fatphobic society" hyperlink in there for you. Enjoy that.

Here's the card they are offering to people for free:

How progressive!

I don't see how, in any way, this is going to be helpful.

This website claims that being weighed at the doctor perpetuates "weight stigma," which is a nice way of saying it reminds you that you're overweight and that you should probably start making healthier choices.

But we don't want that!

Essentially, fatness is a lifestyle these days, just like being in that one acronym, and anyone who points out your obesity, even a doctor, should be ashamed of themselves.


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