FAT LADY MARILYN WANN SETTING DANGEROUS EXAMPLE FOR KIDS IN HER NEW BOOK, FAT? SO!
Posted Nov 11 2009 10:02pm
Ray Salomone, Personal Trainer and Wellness Activist
Marilyn Wann, by her own admission is fat. After reading about her new book, FAT? SO! , I believe her to not only be fat, but short sighted, naïve and somewhat ignorant.
After over 20 years of working with overweight people struggling to regain their wellness, it is clear to me that Ms. Wann is not only employing a classic defense mechanism, but is embracing it and exploiting it at the expense of defenseless children.
Her mindset is flawed and very dangerous to not only herself, but to tens of millions of others who will latch on to her easy cop-out.
My position: If Ms. Wann, or any other able-minded adult wishes to gorge themselves to death, it is their right, but if their actions in any way influence others, especially children, then she gives up that right. By authoring her book and extolling what she wrongly perceives as the virtues of being fat, she is sending a dangerous message and setting in motion a deadly cycle. Vulnerable adults will buy into her theory because it’s much easier than getting their hand out of the bag of potato chips and their ass of the couch.
The actions (or inactions) of these adults will directly harm defenseless children.
As I always do when I call someone to account, I have sent an email to Ms. Wann with a link to this posting.