October 2017


Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 03:47 pm
I barely have time to breathe, I'm so busy, and yet very little of it is of a kind which can be repeated. I don't even have any opinions other than 'this government stinks' which can be repeated.

Having said that I came across an entry on the "Where's the Benefit" blog the other day (yesterday) though it was actually posted on the 17th. Shocked headline as fat disabled woman has fun. It appears that the Telegraph now views the idea that someone who is fat and disabled might want to go out an enjoy themselves as evidence that she is (a) faking and (b) therefore not entitled to benefits. OK, the article is more nuanced than that, but not much.

It's not the article quite so much as the stupid little questionnaire thing. That really got my goat. Now I'm someone whose idea of amusement is a committee meeting, but as one of the people who made comments said, you'd think by now I'd be used to this kind of hate, but I'm not. It's almost like you don't dare be fat, disabled or (worse) both in public.

They can fuck off, frankly. The idea that there are Torygraph readers concern-trolling my menu choices is enough to make me eat a litre of chocolate ice cream just to be contrary.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
It's really common, that one. I see the complaint everywhere that "you see all those fat people riding on scooters" and nobody ever once considers that once you are disabled enough to ride a scooter, you may well have a hard time getting exercise. To say nothing of how many drugs -- thanks, Lyrica -- have weight gain as a side effect.

Basically, I want all the people diagnosing disability by eyeball to unfuck off and not have any fun at all.

Incidentally, I was out having fun and smiling yesterday, and I had a quite serious concern that I might be photographed doing so and thus endanger my own disability diagnosis. My lawyers warned me that I should assume henceforth that I'd have private eyes tracking me.
Edited 2012-02-23 05:49 pm (UTC)