A woman named Melissa wrote an article to challenge the idea that overweight people should be ashamed of their bodies. She claims that she has no problem meeting guys, and says that she has sex with strangers on a regular basis. Cenk Uygur and Hannah Cranston (Think Tank) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.
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“I am fat -- not curvy, fat. I have a fat stomach and I jiggle when I walk. I am most likely going to be the fattest person in the room at all times and I gladly accept that role. I adore my body and I don't hate myself. I love all of my imperfections and dimples. I never want to be skinny.
Society tells me that this is a radical notion. It's not. There are more girls like me out there. We just aren't given space to be visible. I feel like I was put on this earth to be colorful and take up space and I am not ashamed.
We are told by the media that we need to live in shame, stop eating seventeen cheeseburgers, and hide our bodies. We are told to wear something "more flattering" and "not to show so much skin" and "put your boobs away Melissa, you are scaring the children." Oh, I'm sorry, I would have cleavage even if I wore a turtleneck and I'm sick of trying to hide it.”