I will repeat it:
Every time you make fun of an objectively bad person like Zukerberg not for the things they do but because they are fat/ugly/emotionally stunned you are hurting people who have these traits while Zucks don't give a shit.
Call them out for what they do.
"Bad guys are fat" internalizes as "fat people are fat because of their moral shortcomings" and it reinforces itself and we get a new cycle of judgement.
If I understand how masto works, most people who got the first post will not get the second one.
@charlag fuck to frank herbert for this in particular
@charlag he got disability, body weight AND queerness into the same villain. truly a visionary.
@Aleums @charlag I don't know if this makes any difference but Baron Harkonnen's physical condition was not a component of his evil, it was the result of a punishment by the Bene Gesserit. The Baron raped Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, so in retaliation she poisoned him with a virus that made him sickly and obese:
Also, one of the finer points of the "Dune" universe is that not a single one of the characters is morally absolute good or evil. They're all killers.
On a cheerier note, to counter the "bad guys are fat" stereotype, tumblr was passing around screenshots of the old comic The Outbursts of Everett True. True is a grumpy fat man who is presented as correct and good for physically intimidating and attacking bigots and abusers.
(Fair warning that image descriptions are not included, and also... tumblr.)
@charlag A difficult but important thing to remember!
@charlag same for Trumps hair, skin, hands and the way he talks.
@bird I am surprised so many people could relate to this, I say it from time to time. I'm glad it was useful to you
@charlag You proved some part of the Graham hierarchy of answers.
Months ago someone posted about making fun of someone. Told the part of the public that don't get it's a joke will get worse opinion about that someone. And that someone will get uneasy. Was it you?
I'll Follow you.
@xdej I didn't see any of these I think, there was just some post about giving Zuck an armchair autism diagnosis and I remembered what bothers me about it. I say it from time to time
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