A little post scriptum to the healthy eating/fat shaming post:
I do believe fat people are at disadvantage. I don’t think there is something like skinny shaming because the vast majority of our culture sees being skinny as something that is beautiful and desirable. If you’re being “skinny-shamed” you’re just surrounded by assholes or shouldn’t listen to Megan Trainor and Nicki Minaj, if that’s bothering you so much. (Like white people apparently should just not listen to others talking about “white people”……)
But if people are fat and NOT ILL/DISABLED IN ANY WAY (mentally or physically), and with fat I mean obese in a health-threatening way, then you’re just manoeuvring yourself into the comfortable victim role, always crying about how oppressed you are if you claim you’re being fat shamed just because your doctor tells you to lose some weight.
Bullying is not okay, it never is, but if your doctor says you should lose some weight, then you probably should jfc.
Oh oh can I say something?
I don’t live in the USA so fat shaming works differently here, ok, so bear with me.
But here’s the thing. I’m a small person. And I’ve always been a bit overweight. I’ve had phases when I was fit but trust me I was never THIN, let alone skinny.
Now due to a coctail of stress, depression and whathaveyou I’m in my ideal weight (ideal, not comfortable) for the first time EVER.
And I am SICK SO SO FUCKING SICK AND TIRED of people commenting on it. Those who make me feel like I look SICK make me want to tell them to fuck off (believe me these are the people who claim to love you and yet they would not look at you with that contempt in their face if instead of losing 10kilos you gained them)
I actually feel better than ever (physically, ok YOGA must have had a lot to do with all this), and those who tell me how pretty I look make me feel like I was disgusting before.
Amazing thing is, that one co-worker who is borderline a harrasser he’s always been so fucking disgusting, must be the ONE person who has verbalized comments about weightloss, and has managed not to be insulting and/or condescending.
I just wanted to say that yeah… I never thought that skinny shaming existed, but seriously…. People need to STOP judging, diagnosing and generally verbalizing their appreciation of other people’s bodies.
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