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Why Weight Loss Praise Makes Me Eye Roll - She Might Be Magazine
“Oh hi, you’ve lost so much weight!” I’ve heard this weight loss praise on and off over my yo-yo BS diet career, but it’s only the last few years that I’ve seen it for the pile of garbage, ridiculously weird comment it truly is. In my experience it’s not how we greet dudes. And if we’d find something bizarre when said to a bloke, then it should apply to us women too. Equality, mofos. We don’t praise people for getting fat, so why praise them for getting thin? Weight loss is as interesting as cutting your dead ends or growing your toenails or taking a crap. I’m not going to congratulate you for those bodily things. It 100% reinforces woman should be small and take up less space. You’re worth more, the less you weigh. You need to lose weight to become acceptable to your peers. What if I lost…