The Fat Pride Movement Promotes Dignity, Not a “Lifestyle”

A recent column in the Guardian opens with a headline that I can only assume is supposed to shock readers, even though it confirms countless societal cues: “It’s not okay to be fat.” In a brave challenge to a particularly dangerous contingent of the body-positive movement that has “taken things a step too far,” writer and editor Lizzie Cernik asserts that the Overton window of acceptable self-love can only be expanded to include so many bodies. She writes that the body acceptance...

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