it’s like everyone HAS to hate everyone. no one can just be like “hey. you’re a person. i’m a person. i respect that we have that in common.” being a ‘fitspo’ blog, i see a lot of ‘thinspo’ stuff roaming around. my only thought to that ever was that i hope those girls get the help they need (sorry if that offends anyone). well today i witnessed for the first time ‘reverse-thinspo’ aka the justification of your eating disorder based upon the hate of an overweight person’s body. ‘reverse-thinspo’ blogs are actually posting pictures of real, overweight people and talking about how disgusting they are and how they should all be killed or ‘all locked in a warehouse until they all slim down or something.’ as a woman who has struggled with her weight her entire life, i was instantly offended and saddened by this group of people ‘fat-shaming’ another entire group of people and hating them for no substantive reason. but this shit happens everyday. why am i so upset about it? because today i realized it comes from both sides. the ‘fatspo’ tag is also full of people posting pictures of other people, ‘thin-shaming’ them. you guys are doing the EXACT SAME THING. both groups are degrading, shaming, and hating people solely based upon their appearance. you know nothing about them other than what they look like in the picture you have seen and the levels of hatred you can muster solely upon sight disgusts me. it makes me physically ill. everyone just stop. going to extremes on either side of the weight spectrum is unhealthy and there are people on both sides trying desperately to reach the healthy medium. these people should be respected. hell, EVERYONE should be respected. they’re your fellow human beings and it’s about damn time you started acting like it. i’m done.