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University Of Maryland Offering “Fat Studies” Class With “Fat Liberation Manifesto”

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As a guy that takes immense pride in his personal appearance and fitness, I find the obese to be utterly repulsive. These fat beasts should not only be shamed for their vile lifestyle, but caged like the carnival freak shows they are so the physically fit can pay admission and pelt the paunchy bastards with the greasy food they crave. There’s just no room for these porkers in an already overpopulated world. Seriously, they’re taking up too much damn space. On the sidewalk, at the grocery store, on society’s carbon footprint. Between them ripping ass from the digestive problems they’ve developed from eating too many fried cheese curds to the excess vehicle emissions they produce by weighing down both cars and planes, these doughy sacks of shit are literally killing us all.

That’s why the University of Maryland’s new “Introduction to Fat Studies” course has taken public acceptance too far.

The class will not treat these whales as eyesores or acknowledge that it is both medically and morally wrong to be overweight — gluttony is a sin in the eyes of “the Lord” — but instead will address “fatness” as “an aspect of human diversity, experience, and identity.”

From Campus Reform:

The field of Fat Studies, the syllabus claims, is “a field that is not concerned with the eradication of fatness, but with offering a sustained critique of anti-fat sentiment, discrimination, and policy.”

One assignment for the course requires students to read three articles with the tag “Fatshion” from, a website “where women go to be their unabashed selves.”

Another assignment requires students to “explore the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance site.” The NAAFA, according to its website, aims to “provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and support.”

Other reading material for the course includes an article titled “My wedding was perfect – and I was fat as hell the whole time,” and the “Fat Liberation Manifesto,” which labels diet books, diet foods, and diet doctors as “special enemies.”

How about providing these rotund sloths with the self-empowerment of a gym membership and a grilled meal for once? I refuse to let you accept you for who you are. Why should you be happy? I haven’t eaten a carb in three months. You think I’m happy? I’m miserable. But that’s not the point of life, you Hindenburg looking motherfuckers. It’s about self improvement, crippling insecurities, and never being satisfied with where you’re at. Then you die. That’s it. Stop trying to validate your existence and enjoying yourselves, fatties.

[via Campus Reform]

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Dan Regester

Dan Regester @Dan_Regester is a Senior Writer, Podcast Host, and Video Guy for Grandex Media. He's Delco trash to the core and a UCF cinema studies graduate because he never got around to applying to an actual film school. Dan is a gambling man, crypto investor, and procrastinator. He enjoys long walks to the water fountain between bench press sets and is not a fan of the homeless, the elderly, or the Phoenix Airport. Email tips to

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