saw this posted on my facebook and it made me smile... hope it does the same for you!
Seconded. There's such a double standard in society - you're meant to want to be super-skinny, yet embrace fat. Jealous, much?Love all quotes that give overweight girls a reality check, but I love this even more because it speaks of respect and not just righteousness.
When I say socially acceptable, I mean a trend in the amount of people who think saying these things is ok. No doubt that doesn't necessarily make it ok but there sure is a double standard with calling someone fat vs skinny.
I remember at one of my previous workplace's a girl called another employee 'overweight' and was fired for bullying. The girl she called overweight was constantly pointing out to the skinnier employee's that they were 'so skinny and emaciated'. I mean what the hell, how is that not bullying too?! How are they different.
I would love to freely talk about my skinny plans and losing weight and reaching my goals, but that's called narcissism.
Yet, those with "curves" and big mouths can give me attitude about their "comfort" at their weight (I put it in quotes, because I don't think knee pain and constantly out of breath would be classified as comfortable by any means). They can tell me I'm wasting away. That's called healthy body image.
I say, let's all just play nice. I won't say a damn thing about your flabby bits if you don't say a damn thing about how I should eat a cheeseburger.
Seems pretty fair. OR...we all get to just say what's on our minds and let the chips fall where they may.