Two women run a blog I follow that's political in nature. One poster on that blog is a guy who mentioned some months back that he has an unnatural disgust of fat people. I mean, he was downright vile about his comments over the months. What made it worse was that the two women who own the site never moderated it. Even when we told them that this guy would call women on the site "c*nts" and other horrible names, nothing was done. However, other folks had been banned for bad behavior, but not as bad as THIS guy.
So, there was a big blow-up in a Facebook group today over this, a group that these women are also members of (I say this to say that nothing was said behind their backs). There was a long thread talking about this guy and wondering why they let this idiot stay there and say the things he does. One of the two women came on and, instead of taking ownership, pointed fingers at an entire "room" full of folks.
What makes this interesting, however, is that one of the two women (the one who went on the attack) has her OWN separate blog, and some of my friends had turned me onto a keyword she uses: "landbeast." Yep, landbeast. This is what she calls fat people, y'all. Not only does she call fat people landbeasts, but she had 13 pages -- PAGES -- of posts dedicated to mocking fat people. So, if you put in the keyword "landbeast" into her blog's search feature, it pulls every single one, and each page had probably five to seven posts. So, when I say pages, I mean lots and lots of posts mocking fat people.
I decided to call her on it on the political blog she shares with the other woman. And, I placed it on the thread she had written saying that women have self esteem issues because people like Robyn Lawley (I discussed her below) are called plus sized. I said,
"Actually, [link to 13 pages of landbeast posts] this is ALSO why women have self-esteem issues. I think I see the problem... and why the disconnect. Wow...She replied with:
This is the dumbest thing ever.Now, many of these people never promoted their photos. Hell, many didn't even know photos had been taken of them, much less posted online! Somebody posted them, yes, but many were taken of people, very obviously unbeknownst to them.
Yes, by all means, take a look at who I call landbeasts, and you'll notice that first and foremost, they are shameless, idiotic morons who display themselves in ways even I, at a size 2, would never consider.
I love, seriously truly love, a lot of overweight people. In fact, many of them LOVE the landbeast section of the [blog name], because they're every bit as mortified by the people who are highlighted there as any other person should be. They get it. They know I don't have a personal issue with obese people. They know I have an issue with idiotic morons, who are featured prominently all over that site no matter what size they are.
And when your argument consists of you needing to search a totally unrelated site, to dig into posts from 2011, well, then you pretty much have no argument.
So, not only does she mock fat people, but she justifies it. You know, cuz she's a "size 2," and they're just asking for it. What disgusts me is that I met these women this past summer, so we're not just faceless, nameless entities. But hate of fat people seems to be the last allowable sin.