I really, really wish I didn’t have to do this. But the sheer number of asks pleading for me to disseminate the same links and information I’ve passed along dozens of times already on this blog and which are linked through the sidebar, makes this short list of lists necessary.
Let me make it completely clear from the outset that I do not believe ‘health,’ however defined, is a reasonable measure to determine whether or not someone deserves respect, civil rights, and fair treatment. If you have a problem with how health markets apportion your premiums or where your taxes go, then by all means, rage against the system. But do not think for a minute your assholish behavior towards people you imagine use more than their ‘fair share’ is justified.
Further: shame on you damn healthist fatphobes. I’m going to throw a fucking party the day people wake up to how arbitrary and oppressive the ever-changing, ill-defined, and disputed notion of ‘health’ is.
A fucking party. That’s right. It’s going to be EPIC.
In the meantime, before you get all your info from Livestrong and WebMD and the CDC’s obesity scare site (which informs most pop science articles), please check out:
1. Michelle’s “Articles and Evidence” on the Fat Nutritionist
2. Sandy Szwarc’s excellent blog (archived)
3. ASDAH’s article repository specifically the research section which is up to date
4. The Truth Behind Fat (note some links are broken)
5. “Rethinking Thin” by Gina Kolata, “The Diet Myth” by Paul Campos, “Health at Every Size” by Linda Bacon (I trust you can ask Professor Google about these)
There are at least a hundred articles (likely more, I didn’t count), so go on and keep yourself occupied with actual literature instead of trolling fat blogs. And no, that’s not an invitation for you to come back here and hairsplit those studies. Fuck you and the healthist train you rode in on. Go back to scratching your ass and feeling superior as you read WebMD and the latest obesity scare press release and leave fat blogs the fuck alone.