This is something I really feel the need to address, not just because I am a man of size myself, but because it strikes me as incredibly unjust.
In my couple months here, I've read back on some older threads involving people who have come out publicly, have been on television shows, and so on, and also on stereotypes of what an AB is like. I get that a stereotype can be an annoying thing to have to counter. The stereotype of an AB is that of an obese, middle-aged, probably balding man who comes off like a creep with terrible social anxiety. I can understand why some people may be tired of that, but what I don't understand is when I read comments about someone making them feel less worthy because they are fat, or in the case of Riley Kilo, transgender.
It's always backhanded, like when that guy Brett went on Dr. Phil, some were saying, at least he isn't obese. What the fuck is that? So, people of size should shut up and let the "beautiful" people in diapers go on television shows?
I can understand personal preference towards a body type, we all have them. But to make people feel bad because they are big is a form of bullying and it's still very accepted to bully, harass, and shame people because they're fat. That's completely unacceptable to me.
We shouldn't be separating ourselves like this. Members of a subculture so small shouldn't have these bullshit pecking orders. And we should all know better than to make someone else feel uncomfortable and unwanted.
:::steps off of soapbox:::
That is all, for now.