Instead of “if I can do this, anyone can”
I’m going to be like “If I have to work this hard and go through this much bullshit just to have a decent life, where does that leave people who have even less ability/opportunity/resources than me? the system is fucking broken and we need to fix it.”
Health is not a moral imperative.
The state of a person’s health does not define their worth or their success.
Being unhealthy is not an invitation for judgment or ridicule.
Framing health as an achievement is not only misguided, it is actively harmful.
Basing your respect for a person on the state of their health is violence.
the language of social theory often seems so disconnected from reality. the struggles of real people don’t lend themselves well to being boiled down to -isms and -zations, and that’s not to say that theory doesn’t shed light and provide a framework, because it does. but trying to shoehorn everything into fitting in the realm of theory ignores complexity and the complaints of the people who make them.
just a heads up, if i ever weird you out on any level, too friendly, too flirty, anything at all, i encourage you to be very vocal towards me about it to make sure i dont continue to make you uncomfortable. i dont want anyone feeling like im not someone they can trust and be comfortable around.