Why do some people feel it's perfectly okay to skinny shame others? Why can't we just focus on our own bodies instead of commenting on other people's?
I have noticed that, over the past year or so, it has become a sort of trend to say things like "skinny b*tches" and shame women that are skinny by saying things like "your promoting an unhealthy image." Why is it okay to comment on skinnier people's bodies in a degrading manner, yet as soon as a skinny person says anything remotely close to fat shaming it's all of a sudden rude and unnecessary? Shouldn't we just not comment on other people's bodies at all? Skinny shaming is just as bad as fat shaming.
What are your thoughts on shinny shaming and have you ever been skinny shamed?
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- Thread Starter
- 04-10-2017 21:31
- 05-10-2017 02:40
I think it’s ridiculous that people think it’s ok to shame people on their weight full stop. Ok, if they’re obese then obviously they’re unhealthy and need to change their lifestyle choices, but that doesn’t give someone the right to shame them. I’m naturally very skinny and have been the subject of a few comments. I feel like women are more likely to be subject to this kind of judging, and it can seriously affect someone’s self esteem and creates a society that both shames and objectifies people (mostly women). I feel like the people who call women ‘’skinny *****es’’ are just jealous and insecure about themselves due to a society that favours the slimmer woman.
- 05-10-2017 05:54
The 'wow, do you ever eat?' comment is the most retarded. Imagine a skinny girl asking the fat girl 'wow, how much did you eat?'. Body shaming is bad, regardless of your size. People assume it is ok to comment about skinny women because they see it as something positive but at the same time it is not preferred to be skinny in some countries.
- 05-10-2017 12:25
Skinny shaming is ridiculous, not only is it offensive, it can be really damaging to those who have eating disorders. I think people should stop commenting on other people's bodies unless it's something positive.