To the Plus-Sized ‘Body Positivity’ Movement: You’re Killing Women

10 min readJul 22, 2022

No, I’m NOT fat shaming the plus-sized population

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The plus-sized movement is on a roll to promote body positivity, self-love, highly inclusive sizing, and a rage against the slim community. Inadvertently, they’re also promoting self-destruction and praising the act of slowly killing yourself.

In general, inclusivity is a good thing. When it comes to race, sexuality, gender, and religion — but preaching ‘confidence over health’ isn’t something that should be applauded.

Accepting fatal flaws that will wind up killing you in your forties is just sugar-coated complacency.

I’m not going to sit here and pretend that it’s healthy to be 100 pounds overweight.

I’m also going to make this perfectly clear — I used to be 300 pounds, maybe even a little more at one point. I know the struggle. I also know the excuses, the frustration, and the judgment from outsiders, and I’ve experienced it all firsthand. I have every right to comment on the realities that come with living as a fat person.

Also to be made clear — this is not geared towards anyone whose weight is influenced by medical conditions. This is directed towards a specific audience and group of people — mostly plus-sized influencers and promoters of self-love rather than self-care. The two need to go hand-in-hand.

Here are 4 ways this movement is preparing to demotivate, financially drain, and eventually kill off the next generation of beautiful, smart, and strong women.

Being overweight puts you at risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cancer — and it makes you want to avoid the doctor

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I’m not spouting bullshit.

In fact, let’s check out the CDC (you know, the government we all trust so much when it comes to other things we put in our bodies…ahem).

Here’s their website — have a look before hitting the comment section.


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