Second, unless you live in the city, nobody runs down skateboarders anymore. Seriously, you city-dwellers, and just plain people who live in Florida, are seriously rude fuckers! So, since you live in the city, you're not loading chicken feed into a car so I don't have to help with that imaginary scenario.
Third, covering my mouth to prevent the spread of germs? Don't you mean: please appease my chronic OCD and germphobia?
What am I talking about?
Written by her...
I'm usually enthralled by a well-written article that I almost totally disagree with some original thought put to it. It is a legitimate question if others fat is anyone else's business than the person carrying it. It's an interesting point that we tend to treat other fat people as though they have some sort of obligation to not be fat.
So, do I care about your health or do I just think you're gross? Good questions that I'll get to, eventually. What I really love about this extremely well-written article is the assertion that her, or anyone else's fatness is nobody's business except the people whose limbs rub together excessively from normal, daily movement.
Theoretically, that should be true too. After all, I don't live in S.E Smith's body. I'm not married to her or interact with her in any capacity beyond reading her material on the internet. So, since she has no physical footprint in my life, I should have nothing to say about whether or not she's fat, healthy, or simply disgusting to look or not. After all, I don't have to buy her food, have sex with her, or pay her medial bills if her obesity costs her more money than my fit-oriented lifestyle.
Wait, I sense a problem...
There is another person who I genuinely don't care at all whether they're fat or not too.
So, do I care about you health? Kind of. I mean, I don't wish strangers who don't do evil any ill. If You're fat and causing yourself harm, then I wish you'd get to a point where you're not damaging yourself Do I think fat is gross? It can be, but even that depends. I've never complained about a woman carrying an extra 20-30 lbs in her boobs and butt, that's for sure (I'll refrain from the too-easy excuse to post T&A. For now). From your photos and your description, I don't find your fat composition particularly attractive, that's for sure.
I doubt Smith is as fabulously wealthy as Rush but I'm guessing that she's not. Since she's not, I doubt that she pays all of her medical expenses out of pocket. In other words, she may have health insurance for that. That's the problem I have with her notion that her fat isn't anyone's business. If she has insurance, and she needs more medical attention for her obesity, then guess what? HER WEIGHT IS OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS. Simply put, insurance is like a lottery: everyone pays in, a few draw out. If more people draw, more people have to pay. So, if bipedals of her ilk need more medical attention because they're fat then we all end up paying for that. The notion that fat and health do have relevance. We know that fat people are more unhealthy. The simple fact is they are usually more of a burden. So, we do have grounds to be pissed because fat people cost society money.
Once again, except Rush's. Rush pays for his lard, kitchen table to hospital visits to trips to the pharmacy (at least he paid for his Oxys instead of stealing them). If people like S.E Smith can't afford to do that then they better accept the fact that we're going to fat-judge. After all, your medical bills are making an impact in my life. Furthermore, as the government gets more involved, this will only accelerate. Just sayin'.
So, yes, you do have a right to be fat, much like you have a right to live your life as you see fit. There might be a good reason why right and responsibility alliterate: they're connected. If you're going to live fat, then you need to take full financial responsibility for being fat. If you can't pay like Rush pays, then maybe there's a lesson there. After all, your rights end where others begin and if you can't afford to pay for your medical bills, in full, then I guess you shouldn't be fat.