|Barked: Sun Nov 10, '13 8:18pm PST |
|I just read the entire topic over again to see if I missed something. I'm pretty sure I did not. After the first few posts, the whole topic is about mental illness. The OP could have backed off and acknowledged Ms Bine's mental illness, as it seems the OP was not aware of it when the OP started this topic. Instead the OP attempted to back pedal by saying that people need to take responsibility for their actions. When called out on that statement, the OP added a disclaimer for the mentally ill.
The thing is, there is no context in which that is not offensive. Mental illnesses are not something you choose, and psychotic breaks are not something you can control as they are happening. That is not an opinion. That is well researched medical fact. A discussion about a person who is mentally ill is not a place to have discussion about the choices made by people who are not mentally ill. See my previous point about glandular-related obesity.
I mean, really...
"Ew, you guys are all so disgustingly fat. What gives? Don't you know any better? I hope you don't have pets or any responsibilities because you're clearly not fit to care for anyone."
"Um, we have a glandular disorder that makes it difficult or impossible to control our weight."
"Well yeah, but really, fat people need to make better life choices."
"We do, but it doesn't make a difference in our weight, because of the glandular disorder."
"I know, not you guys, just people in general."
Completely, totally, wildly offensive, right?
That's what this topic is.
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