In an article about a space/time experiment NASA did, there is this:
Time and space, according to Einstein’s theories of relativity, are woven together, forming a four-dimensional fabric called “space-time.” The mass of Earth dimples this fabric, much like a heavy person sitting in the middle of a trampoline. Gravity, says Einstein, is simply the motion of objects following the curvaceous lines of the dimple.
bolding by me
Really? Really? There’s not 1000 other ways you could have stated that without invoking fat stigmatization? Because, I don’t know what trampolines the author of the article have been looking at, but they tend to “dimple” even when a normal weight person — or even, you know, an athlete get on them. That’s part of the way they work: the elasticity gives whenever any stress is put on it. A person just standing (or sitting) still, and it just “dimples”. A person walking and it pushes back a little. A person jumps, and it pushes back a lot.
Ya’d think I wouldn’t have to explain this to somebody writing an article about a NASA experiment.