I’ve said it before, and know many of you feel the same way—it is great to have a safe space, these blogs, for all of us to discuss the challenges, hopes, fears, etc. we all experience around losing weight.
I get nervous reading about weight loss issues outside of our community. It generally takes reading only a few comments on any given article before someone is either blaming individuals for lacking willpower, or criticizing people for being lazy, no matter what the topic of the article is.
Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon wrote a great summary of the HBO documentary The Weight of the Nation.
And while her piece is itself great, also great are the comments. By the time I read the article, 37 comments had been posted, and they were more about continuing an interesting dialogue than shaming the fat people.
So, if you’re considering whether to watch the documentary, or if you are curious to see people behaving well out in the world (where world = the comments section on a website that draws its fair share of trolls), check it out. Thanks, Amanda!