When someone against the concept I propose here; of human beings loving themselves for who they are regardless of how fat or thin they may be; tries to use “logical arguments” to provide the necessary proof that Fat is Unhealthy (and therefore should be reviled, shamed and driven out of any body that is its host); I will inevitably hear something along the lines of “But it is UNNATURAL! You don’t see any fat animals in nature, do you?” And, as if those few words and the anecdotal evidence they are meant to bring to the front of your mind are proof enough (that’s just how it is, doncha know?); the proponents of Fat is Evil (and therefore Fat Bodies are Sin on Earth) dust off their sparring hands and grin as if to say, “Ha HAH! Check-mate bitchez!”
Well, fine. You want to fight science with anecdata instead of having a civil discussion? I will go out and find some examples of “Fat Animals in Nature”. Because you know what? Fat is simply a tissue, a part of nature, a NATURAL part of our bodies. With no other form of tissue do we form such a love-hate relationship as we do with adipose tissue. And yet, it is a naturally occurring substance that our bodies strive to produce and hold onto. And this “sinful” tissue is not unique to humans. Animals carry fat too. Just because we don’t have a BMI system with which to measure the wild animals in our environment, doesn’t mean they do not have “Fat” on them; it doesn’t mean they can’t be Fat.
And no, I’m not just talking about the pets (cats, dogs) over which people get all huffy, thinking that only us humans would find ways to ruin nature and create obesity in nature’s beasts. I’m talking about nature itself, showing us animals, wild and natural, daring to have that dreaded FAT upon their frames. Perhaps these are the lucky survivors in a harsh world. Perhaps they are genetically pre-destined to be the size and shape they are. I’m going to bet though that none of the animals I’m about to show you end up wasting time every day wondering if eating that next bite will be the act that renders them “too fat”.
So, without further ado, I bring you Fat Animals in Nature! Start the show critters, and let that fatty tissue sway as you grace our Natural Runway Show….
Stop trying to assure the masses that there is one set way we are all supposed to appear. Human beings have bodies that come in many variations of shape and size. So do animals. It is, afterall, natural.