I opened up the article tractor_gal linked to and then spent far too long staring at this line:

But that's just the numbers-icing on the can't-get-treatment cake. The real problem here is shame, which I guess is trans fat in this metaphor.

because I couldn't make sense of "trans fat". We talk about trans issues all the time, and we talk about fat all the time, but what does "trans fat" mean? Like, trans and fat? Or... I don't know, you've always been fat, but you identify as thin? Is this some new tumblr thing I don't know about?

And then I realized: duh. Trans fat. It's a noun, not an adjective.

I think I need to go do something else for a while.