When reading the news these days, sometimes it’s difficult to determine if a piece is satire or not.
With all the insane crap being peddled by the Left these days, half the articles seem like something straight out The Onion.
You know times are bad when the lines between satire and supposed reporting are too blurred to differentiate.
But that’s where we are as a nation, all thanks to the hapless Left. Even worse than mindless journalists ranting and raving about the most trivial things, is when the same mentality infects academia.
In America’s case, it’s a chicken or egg question, because who really knows if the Ivory Tower poisoned the media or the other way around?
Either way, both have lost their collective minds. One example of such insanity can be seen at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where one leftist professor is taking “fat acceptance” to the next level.
As reported at Breitbart, professor Jennifer B. Webb recently penned an academic paper that argues obesity should be “fashionable and fit.”
The kicker being she’s part of the “health psychology” program, whatever use that is to the world.
Webb’s groundbreaking article is entitled, “Fat is fashionable and fit: A comparative content analysis of Fatspiration and Health at Every Size Instagram images,” which analyzes Instagram photos under two fat acceptance hashtags for the trends they reveal about individuals focusing on radical body acceptance.
The paper has a central focus on the Health at Every Size (HAES) movement and its promotion of radical body acceptance.
The HAES movement was started by Linda Bacon, who has a doctorate in physiology and argued that individuals should focus on happiness rather than size:
“Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good.”
Most people don’t really think about it, but the fatness epidemic in America is a pretty significant element plaguing our healthcare system.
And it’s only getting worse, as leftists seek to normalize being the size of a whale, the rest of us in the insurance risk pool be damned.
But that’s the point really, crashing the healthcare system with no survivors, giving them the excuse for the government to come to the rescue and implement their fever-dream: a single-payer system.
The journal article claims that HAES encourages individuals to adopt a “weight-neutral” approach to health and wellness.
Under HAES principles, this allows morbidly obese individuals to consider themselves in excellent health, despite real concerns that medical professionals may have about their condition.
“Specifically, HAES® holistic principles encourage adopting a weight-neutral approach to health that prioritizes wellness overweight loss by centering on: (a) appreciating the full range of body size diversity;
(b) eliminating weight stigma;
(c) reducing contextual and intrapersonal barriers that exacerbate health inequities;
(d) cultivating an intuitively-based relationship with eating that advocates flexibly eating for well-being and vitality; and
(e) nurturing engagement in pleasurable, life-enhancing forms of physical activity (Association for Size Diversity and Health, 2013).
In doing so, the HAES® size-acceptance approach acknowledges the intrinsic synergy between psychological and physiological well-being (Tylka et al., 2014).”
What a mind-rotting, tripe-ridden paragraph of gutter trash.
The belief is that Western standards of beauty greatly exaggerate the importance of being physically fit. Therefore, fitness is just a narcissistic endeavor that serves to satisfy and reinforce our faulty notions of beauty.
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The crazy thing is, for being so in love with science, the Left loves to shame men for, you know, finding attractive women attractive, even though biologically, we’re wired to especially like a specific range of “beauty.”
I’ll give you a depressing activity to try:
Go to your alma mater’s website or any college for that matter, and then find the liberal arts academic section. Then go to majors like psychology, history, and if you’re really brave, women’s or black studies.
What you do is head to their graduate and PhD sections, where sometimes you’ll find little blurbs about current students, their areas of interest, and even thesis topics.
Here you’ll often find evidence for the End Times, as the “interests” and thesis many of these students write, no matter what liberal arts discipline they’re in, are absolutely insane.
Get a shot glass ready, because if you take this journey, you’re going to need something to take the edge off.