- Seemingly well intentioned instances of fat shaming — like discouraging someone from eating dessert or saying they need to be more active — are socially acceptable because they’re framed as concern.
- But in a sick twist, fat shaming is proven to be counterproductive.
- The language we use to talk about weight and the assumptions we make based on a person’s size can contribute to more weight gain and less self care, like seeking medical attention.
- Fat shaming can spike stress hormones that can increase weight gain. Read more
I'm so sick of seeing all these people in the "body positive" movement shitting on thin people. What about the “thin” girls with eating disorders and body dysmorphia? And not to mention, not all thin girls look like the ones on billboards or magazine covers. In fact, 99% of us don't. We get cellulite and stretch marks, too. We feel insecure, too. We get picked on, too. So kindly get off your high fucking horse and stop assuming we don’t struggle just like you.