We live in a society in which it has become OK to shame people for being skinny, but to come out and say 'You’re fat. Not healthy, not a good look' would be tantamount to a crime.
It's about time we stopped tiptoeing around the size issue, stopped kidding ourselves that anorexia, however serious, is the biggest eating problem we face, and started to tackle fat for the problem that it is.
Not because celebrities and models are worthy of emulating but because fat is a blight on both individuals and society.
One way to start might be by calling a fat girl a fat girl*. No apology required
Same thoughts cross my mind everyday. People don't have to be SG skinny (that is a/our PERSONAL choice) but the rampant obesity these days (especially among the young!) is insane!
Amen! But correction, fat GIRL OR BOYS both need to care please. Men are no longer just 'husky' these days and shouldn't just be able to skate by this issue. The de-fatting of society needs to include them and make them address their own overweight issues as well! Singling out women is just proof of a double standard that a women has to 'look good' and is superficial.
It occurred to me that if these girls hated their bodies and were racked with self-loathing, as we're so often told that the majority of young women do and are, they were doing a grand job of projecting exactly the opposite impression.
Hahaha, you didn't happen upon this article from a certain subreddit, now did you?
Yes the article is opinionised and biased. Maybe she shouldve interviewed those girls? Who knows they couldve started a starvation diet yesturday? Yes, because i wouldnt wear a dress for a woman who has bags of cleavage. Dress your age is the same concept.@perkybones, don't be sorry. I didn't mean I don't like the article I actually like that woman's view and agree with most of what was said, it needed to be said. it's just what got me was that it was like she was mad because those fat girls seemed to be happy and wearing the clothes they did that she thought they shouldn't have been. Like they should be sad and depressed for their weight. I've been there and have felt incredibly insecure about my size before even though I've never even been anywhere near average but Just because a person is bigger I would never ever wish for them to be depressed and hide. I mean come on they were at the airport on their way to probably a holiday I didn't realize they had to be depressed. She took a 5 minutes of what she observed and generalized it. She made it sound as those crochet shorts weren't meant to be for that girl. How do we know whether when she went to the store she wasn't crying about not finding anything her size or that was the only thing or whatever else. Ok I get it some clothes some girls shouldn't wear. Again I also don't like a lot of the stuff that fat people wear and feel they shouldn't, they should wear the right size and for the body they have but some of it seemed like a bit harsh or it came out a little mean to me.
Un-PC of me as it may be to criticise my sex for their size, when it comes to weight I'm not afraid to say it: I am unapologetically fattist. It's unattractive, it's unhealthy and, given the problems that being fat can cause, it should be as unacceptable as smoking.