Ok, I'm sick of it. I'm sick of the constant abuse that seems to be thrown around the television, and social networks, at anybody that doesn't meet a certain standard.
Not a day goes by, that I don't read a status on Facebook about going to work, to keep the dole bums going. Am I a dole bum? I mean, I haven't worked for 7yrs, I'm 'just' a stay at home mum. Yet I haven't claimed dole in about 20 years! I'm not on any sickness benefits, so am I who you aim that status at??
Oh and now that couple went on the TV claiming they were 'too fat to work'. I didn't watch the programme, I have no interest in what TV land does in these programmes. I know they would have picked the worst kind of people to do the programme, the people who are not even trying, because it's OK to ridicule and embarrass them isn't it?? It's OK to set them up for abuse, they're asking for it.
Do I agree with what the couple were saying?
I've been overweight all my life, yet rarely been out of work. I'd like to think I was a hard worker, but my former bosses could answer that better. Maybe the people on the TV show weren't employable because of they're attitude, not their weight?
Fat isn't a disease. However, the current TV trend of 'fat shaming', is deeply upsetting. It seems OK to put us up there, to be pointed at and told how we should change! As I said, I've been big all my life! I do log my food, I do move more and eat less, I do everything I'm supposed to do...............yet I'm still big.
Does that mean it's OK to point the finger of blame?
I was a working mum, who was overweight.
Now I'm a stay at home mum, who's obese.
Apparently that makes me a subhuman in certain areas of the media.
Well I'm not! I am doing what is right for my family. I do not claim any more benefits than the average working household, because my husband is on low earnings. I cook for my family, as healthy as I can, given the food issues my little one has.
Before you judge, THINK.
Not everything is black and white.
I, for one, am not standing for it any more.