Body Shaming Definition
Body Shaming Definition: discriminating against or criticizing people for their specific body type, be it too thick or too thin. Society loved Marilyn Monroe, guess what...she had curves. When did we as a society have to worry about so much body shaming? People are judged for being too thin, people are judged for being too thick. It's impossible to satisfy everyone so why do people expect that we try?
When did it become acceptable to humiliate and condemn people that have not committed any crime other than being in the body they were given? We need to stop the hate being spewed and teach our children to love their neighbor again. What happened to the Golden Rule? Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, how hard is that? We don't want people criticizing and judging us, so why would we do it to others?
Body Shaming Is Emotional Abuse
The body shaming definition in Collin's Dictionary is, "abuse of a person due to perceived physical flaws." Abuse. When did this become acceptable or okay? Why are so many people letting in slide instead of calling it out? University College London conducted a study which showed that fat shaming or body shaming does not encourage healthy weight loss, in fact, in some cases it exacerbates weight gain.
Elliptical Reviews analyzed over 77,000 tweets for fat shaming. The results are profoundly sad. The top five tweets per million people were, "Lose weight," "Fat ass," "Stop eating," "Hit the gym," and "Fat bitch." How are any of these supportive or encouragement for losing weight or living healthy? This is straight bullying.
Be The Difference You Want to See in the World
Let's put a stop to body shaming and teach those around us to love their neighbors. Let's come together and be friendly and kind, help build each other up. Every time there is an act of terror or a natural disaster, we hear headlines about how people came together and helped each other out. Why does it take a catastrophe or atrocity to bring about such compassion for one another? Let's work together to stop the spread of hate. Please?
Forget skinny, I'm training to be a fit badass that supports and encourages the other badasses around me.
"Is fat really the worst thing a human being can be? Is fat worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring, evil, or cruel? Not to me." - J.K. Rowling
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