Shout out to all the closeted LGBT people who have to return to unsafe family environments this season. Remember that there is nothing wrong with you and that no, you are not a hypocrite for loving the people who raised you despite the things they have done to hurt you. Above all remember that you will always have friends who support you even if your family does not.
Now, I’m not usually involved in the ever-present politicking about weight and fat-shaming and stuff like that. But I am very concerned that this development is going to be assumed to be an attack on fat, and it is most certainly not.
How many of you are familiar with pharmaceuticals on an intellectual basis? I don’t mean armchair science, I mean academics. There’s a thing called dosage, which I am positive you’ve heard of before without actually understanding what it means. Dosage is measured as a ratio between patient weight and the amount of medicine prescribed. I’ve found a handy tutorial for those of you that want to see it in action.
So the point of this post then is to present all that information to build up to this: there is no fat-prejudice here. The dosage is just too low for effective absorption inside the bodies of higher-weight individuals, because we’re unable to effectively tailor oral drugs to specifically aim for and reach the intended organs with any sort of efficiency. That’s a failure on the part of science, not a malicious design. The drug fails to do its job in even average-weight women. A redesign must be prioritized.