Well said. Specially when you do have actual nutjobs screaming “die, veggie scum!” to the camera as the faces of the movement. People whose views are no less toxic than the shame using bullies and asshats. In the interest of not being misquoted on this myself, I specifically mean the popular(honestly I hope I’m wrong on this one and it’s just overexposure to internet weirdos) body positivity folks worldview about people who keep themselves on diets and generally put effort and sacrifice to stay the shape they want to be are supposedly innately broken by the toxic body norms and standards of the mainstream. Said view takes away agency from people like me and puts me in an indefensible position of a a priori declared madwoman, no matter what I say or do unless I start pounding up like crazy.
I’ve never used BMI as a whip in my life(it’s a crappy baseline standard anyway), I’ve never bullied a person or shamed them on their weight basis and in fact for a long time in my life fought weight issues myself. My book says long as you are comfy with you and nobody else suffers through it, go for it but that includes both the body positivity folks AND people who consciously want to keep their shape lean and thin because that is how they innately picture themselves. As long, as you do not try to strip me of my agency and don’t scream in a doc’s face for a simple medical advice, we’re always good and I do not tolerate bullying in principle.