Am I the only one that notices that Ragen’s blogs are fucking depressing? There is never anything positive or happy. Day in and day out it is just one more post about how much your life sucks because you are overweight. How you are oppressed. And how society is bringing you down. You are suffering as a fat person. The only time she talks about anything positive is in relation to herself.
Here is the kicker… just like the diet industry, Ragen has a vested interest in the weight of her ‘customers’. In Ragen’s case, her ‘customers’ are her blog followers. She does not have a job. In fact, her entire career revolves around blogging and speaking to an overweight audience. It is in Ragen’s best interest to convince her readers that it is okay to be overweight.
So answer this… how is Ragen any different than the diet industry? While they have opposing goals, the end game is the same. They are both exploiting your weight to make money.