The Weightism Epidemic – Shamed to be Fat or Skinny

 

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The Weightism Epidemic Shamed for Being Fat or Skinny — Tiger Fitness Weightism is discrimination because of weight. This can be because of a perceived or real skinny or fat condition. Weightism is discrimination because of weight. Weightism Epidemic?

SHAMING The Fat and Skinny Skinny Fat Explained Dealing with Being Skinny but Belly Fat Lingers Duration: 3:24. PictureFit 1,687,601 views. 3:24.

Shaming is not a positive change agent, it will only cause more harm. That includes body shaming of any form. Don’t shame someone for being too fat or too skinny. Skinny shaming also exists and it is just a reflection of the insecurities of the bully, just like fat-shaming, or any shaming for that matter. Don’t shame people for being human.

Topics fat shaming health care Sign up for our SELF Daily Wellness newsletter All the best health and wellness advice, tips, tricks, and intel, delivered to your inbox every day. Related The Weightism Epidemic: Shamed for Being Thing or Fat There was no “healthy vs unhealthy” foods, all foods I saw as bad. After eating anything I only wanted to burn off the calories as fast as possible. It is worse to be fat shamed.

It is worse to be fat shamed because, while both thin women and fat women are shamed for their bodies, fat women deal with the shame on top of discrimination and downright oppression. TV and billboard campaigns still use slogans like “Too much screen time, too much kid” and “Being fat takes the fun out of being a kid.” Cat Pausé, a researcher at Massey University in New Zealand, spent months looking for a single public health campaign, worldwide, that attempted to reduce stigma against fat people and came up empty. against people with obesity. If epidemic means. widespread, or affecting a large num-ber of people, then yes, obesity is epidemic. If epidemic means. rapid spread —which is implied in most news reports of obesity rates—then obesity is not epidemic.

Americans have been getting steadily heavier in the past 15 years at a modest rate. Skinny shaming is no less harmful than fat shaming. News flash: when you tell someone they’re too skinny, you’re not giving them a compliment.

We all know what “too skinny” means. When you skinny shame, it only makes you look envious. If you’re secure with yourself, then it shouldn’t matter to you at all what anyone else looks like.

Arguing “it’s for their own good,” some people use blame and shame in an attempt to motivate obese individuals to lose weight. We know.

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They didn’t necessarily see a difference between things like ParticipACTION’s “fat is NOT where it’s at” campaign, a doctor shaming them for failing to follow a diet, and a parent telling them to lose weight.

“Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada” by Jenny Ellison
from Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada
by Jenny Ellison
University of Toronto Press, 2020

Their approach, while loudly criticized by fat activists, purports to find a middle ground between pathological views of obesity and one that is respectful of the lived experience of people who seek medical support to deal with their weight and the stigma they encounter in daily life.

“Turbulent Times, Transformational Possibilities?: Gender and Politics Today and Tomorrow” by Fiona MacDonald, Alexandra Dobrowolsky
from Turbulent Times, Transformational Possibilities?: Gender and Politics Today and Tomorrow
by Fiona MacDonald, Alexandra Dobrowolsky
University of Toronto Press, 2020

But many of the clinicians who have evolved the HAES approach have seen the devastating consequences of pursuing weight loss, in either the nearly universal failure of weight loss dieting (Mann et al., 2007), or the pursuit of thinness in individuals with eating disorders (Neumark-Sztainer, 2006).

“The Fat Studies Reader” by Esther Rothblum, Sondra Solovay, Marilyn Wann
from The Fat Studies Reader
by Esther Rothblum, Sondra Solovay, Marilyn Wann
NYU Press, 2009

But, and this is the key point, they never became thin.20 According to HAES advocates, the conventional focus on weight loss, rather than healthy living, fuels a dangerous and profitable diet industry as well as the growing field of weight loss surgery.

“Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture” by Amy Erdman Farrell
from Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture
by Amy Erdman Farrell
NYU Press, 2011

Although it is true that some stigmatizing occurs when any group is singled out for special treatment, this objection — and it was voiced widely and vehemently throughout the decade — ignored the most basic truism about fat and stigmatization: The best way to prevent it is to avoid becoming obese in the first place.

“Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World” by Greg Critser
from Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
by Greg Critser
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004

In fact, its members seemed convinced that fat-phobia was the most burning issue of the day, that they were being unfairly singled out for the most abuse.

“Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression” by Jana Evans Braziel, Kathleen LeBesco
from Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression
by Jana Evans Braziel, Kathleen LeBesco
University of California Press, 2001

Considering obesity as an epidemic is not about condemning fat or overweight people.

“The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements” by Sandor Ellix Katz
from The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements
by Sandor Ellix Katz
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2006

As a result, HAES is embraced by some fat activists and criticized by others.22 Another significant strand of fat activism focuses on expanding definitions of beauty.

“On the Politics of Ugliness” by Sara Rodrigues, Ela Przybylo
from On the Politics of Ugliness
by Sara Rodrigues, Ela Przybylo
Springer International Publishing, 2018

In other words, not only does the thin majority regard obesity as unfashionable and unaesthetic, they also consider it “morally reprehensible,” a “social disgrace” (Cahnman, 1968, p. 283).

“Deviant Behavior” by Erich Goode
from Deviant Behavior
by Erich Goode
Taylor & Francis, 2015

Terminology such as ‘the headless fatty’ (Cooper 2007) has allowed scholars and activists to unpick the ways in which obesity epidemic discourse works to objectify fat people into a de­individualised, abhorrent and threatening mass.

“Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism” by Helen Hester, Caroline Walters
from Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism
by Helen Hester, Caroline Walters
Taylor & Francis, 2016

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  • Fat women lower the social status of the men they’re with and do not have feminine qualities. Facts. That’s why almost all men don’t choose them. It’s biological. IF you’re mad that you’re overweight, think of how mad all men are that you wrecked the dating pool. You made the average thin woman’s stock skyrocket. Get fit and get your revenge! Don’t end up with Amber’s mentality. Please.

  • “Having a humble heart and Having a life full of gratitude, and living a life full of purpose… That’s what makes a person “beautiful”, It’s charisma.” #MICDROP

  • her: I waS reAllY tHirsty so I dRank 3 gLASses Of Diet CoKe and like— I felt that thE mExiCan WaitER was judGIng Me—I FEel Like I hAve To ExplAIn myself That it Was yA gOrl was beInG DehYdRatED

    brIwbdjahwh drink FUCKING WATER EVEN 3 CUPS OF DIET COKE WONT HELP YOU GET HYDRATED

  • I started loosing weight because I wanted to be treated like a person. I got sick of people telling me loose weight, making jokes and bullying me and I mostly got sick of people telling me about diets. I just want to order food without being judged, I want to be able to walk into clothing stores without being glared at. I want to talk about my favourite sports such as tennis and swimming without being laughed at, I want to eat and not feel guilty. Being fat you get treated like shit and it sucks

  • I’ve lost a good amount of weight 62 pounds to be exact and I still need to loss 30 more and I’m going to document it here on YouTube I feel like it motivates other and it keeps me motivated.. all natural with a lot of cardio, exercise, and healthy eating..

  • They say especially girls, but that’s because fat girls (currently) are screaming that they are attractive and people have to date them. It’s a loud minority but you really don’t see that many fat men trying to make a name for themselves using the body positivity movement. But at the end of the day there are a lot of men who like fat girls, more than the other way around. I think fat men and fat women are judged the same, but fat men are treated a little harsher because no one really cares as much about how men feel.

    And the reason that people hate them, is for numerous reasons-they are often gluttonous and are weighing down the healthcare system through their own lack of self-control (not everyone! But a lot of them). That being said, the food culture in the US has problems, people need to have a basic go-to cuisine at home that won’t put weight on them and is nutritious. And these people do keep saying “In our culture, in our culture,” trust me it’s gonna be a lot worse for fat people in other cultures, America is one of the best places to be a fatty socially. But for God’s sake don’t make fun of fat people at a gym, that is exactly where they need to be!!

  • Some big people hated each other (aint generalizing). My friend who is more than 200lbs always compares herself to someone who is “heavier” than her. She always goes.. “look at her, her arms are bigger than mine, her fat rolls are three while I only have two”. Pathetic.

  • Hey, I need your help…
    Is it normal, to feel fat as a girl? I mean, i’m 160cm in height, 14 years old and on 57 kg (114 pounds). Even, when BMI says its a normal, If Not, a perfect weight, i still feel fat. I already lost 3kg (6 pounds) my legs are too fat, and i dont have the skinniest waist. I want to loose More weight, i want to weight 40 kg (80 pounds) is that healthy? Or is 50kg (100 pounds) a better choice? And by the way, i dont want lose muscle, i want to lose fat. How can i do it?

  • Why did he form a relationship with a girl he was not attracted to? He just wanted someone he had power over, someone he could humiliate and control.

  • What he did was completely wrong but girls ask urself u do this to boys all the time u all choose boys based on physical features if guy is skinny or fat u will never date him many girls do say that to the face

  • Being overweight is not a problem
    Don’t do anything about that, cause damn if you want to live a long healthy life is not a good choice, is an issue
    about that the better thing to do is do sport have a good sleep routine and eat better

  • She keeps saying “I’d understand if the plane were full.” Gorl, if the plane were full there wouldn’t be room for you, let alone another seat for you to buy.

  • If he liked skinny girls, why did he date you in the first place? He’s nuts. You’re beautiful inside and out, no matter what you weigh.

  • I’m not to fond of fat because I’ve got a fucked up relationship with food and I’m only just beginning to realize I’ve had it my whole life. I’m at the point where I’m desperately trying to control my eating and looking at fat people and looking at my fat body makes me anxious and really uncomfortable, and it sucks because a lot of my favorite people are fat

  • I don’t hate fat people. They annoy me a bit when their fatness directly impacts my life e.g. when their fat spills over on my seat. When people have fat rolls spilling out of their clothes it does disgust me a little but I try not to show it because I believe everyone has the right to wear whatever they want no matter how bad it looks to me. Other than that I really don’t care about other people’s health and lifestyle choices unless they’re close friends and I’m genuinely concerned about their health.

  • Well…..from this story I got to know that my boyfriend is a lot more concerned and loving thn hers
    ..he supported me during my obesity and is motivating me now and then and I’m also getting motivated a lot and hence lost 33lbs untill now…❤️

  • I once had a bf who tried to change me. He didn’t like my hair, makeup or figure. So I walked away. Don’t change for anyone. It’s not love ❤️

  • As controversial this is, I think it does exists. While no matter what weight you are, you will be judged its definitely different when you weigh more.

  • In fact, I suffer from pigmentation, eczema, chicken skin, stretch marks, excessive thinness, hirsutism.. I am bored of being ugly. ������

  • I’m a 1.65 meters guy and it’s also very difficult to find clothes since the smaller adult sice is big for me and the bigger kid size is small for me.

  • My ex boyfriend told me I’m not the right kind of fat. He insisted I lose belly fat without losing my butt and hips. Now how the f*ck do I do that?

  • I’m 220lbs and never get women to swipe right on me on tinder. Luckily I’m bi so I get a lot of attention from men, but zero women give me a second look. It’s really shaped how i view women, I understand not being attractive to skinny or attractive women but even girls who look as big as me or even bigger than me doesn’t give me attention either.

    It really turned me off dating ladies altogether. I’m working on losing weight and I eat healthy and exercise daily but I guess all people see is a big fat guy that just eats junk.

  • This is why I won’t go out with someone who doesn’t appeal to me visually.
    In any direction.
    I have no problem admitting that I care about the outside as much as I care about the inside.

    It’s not that I think of anyone as less. Everyone has equal worth.
    But I simply can’t do this to myself or anyone else. It’s not fair.
    Know yourself, know what you like, and what really turns you off, and don’t start something with someone you’re not into.
    Because those things WILL come up later, in some way. And that’s cruel to everyone involved.

  • REMINDER FOR EVERYONE:
    Weight shouldn’t matter beauty standards are stupid don’t listen to them. There is no such thing as beautiful/handsome or ugly. You don’t have to be skinny to be loved or handsome/beautiful.❤ If your hair is naturally curly or straight there might be those people who say the opposite of your natural hair would look better on you. Just be happy the way you are and your hair is stunning the way it is you don’t have to change for anyone. But before you change anything you have to remember to love yourself and make sure this is what you want and not because someone told you or insulted you about it. You can stay with your natural hair or body etc. you don’t have to change and if you like yourself the way you are,don’t change for anybody because the first person that matters and is most important is YOU. It’s your decision not anybody else’s. I hope whoever you are you have an amazing day/night and remind yourself that you are a baddie. And get any toxic people out of your life and not let them bring you down. Be careful you dropped this ��! Now go be a king/queen and lift that head up I don’t want to see you talking bad about yourself and trashing your self-esteem. ❤��☺����������

  • A note for overweight women:
    YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL CURVES! YOU’RE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE BECAUSE YOU. ARE. CURVY. AND. BEAUTIFULLLLLL!!!!!! ����������

  • How dare you claim thin privilege, Sydney! You’re a cisgender, straight, conservative, white person. The only thing marginally making you still count as human is that you’re female.

  • Because I take up—uh i mean yall take up the whole sidewalk. In all seriousness, when I was heavier finding a seat without armrests was important. I dont over eat but for the amount of movement I used to do I slowly got bigger. I still dont have the best food available but Im at least moving and slowly losing weight again. Just fucking moving makes a difference. And accidentally looking in a full body mirror also made me more self aware. Maybe its because Im young but I truly feel like I wouldnt know I was fat if I hadnt seen that shit. I wear the same clothes which is sweats so I would not see it in my clothes unless I suddenly changed my style to something more form fitting. I can run and run and I dont get tired going up stairs thats why I wouldnt have known. I took it as a sign that I was supposed to be doing more active shit because it was not torturous for me. Maybe I dont feel unhealthy but Im not lying to myself like I was then. There coulda beena time that I suddenly couldnt run or have ankle pain because I chose to stay at the weight I was, when I needed to do that shit the most. Im down 70. That shit makes a difference. I dont understand how people shorter than me that weight what I did or more are not struggling tbh. Im 5 9 and my body started shutting down at fucking 370. Never even saw 400. Unless they are lying but yo its hard to lie when you cant wear your only pair of shoes one day all of sudden. But thats enough of my rant. Just stop lying to yourself. Even if you feel no symptoms be realistic. This shit is not a “nobody ever died from smoking weed” argument. People die all the time from being “big boneded”. Dont spend the best years of your life in denial. ALSO YOU SAVE MAD TISSUE YO

  • People hate fat women because women have zero expectations placed on them except not to get fat and they still somehow fuck that one requirement up. Pathetic and gross.

  • Personally I’ve always been skinny and have found it really hard to imagine how someone could get fat. I eat ‘whatever I want’ and have never been overweight, so for the longest time I figured that the only way to get obese is to make the conscious decision to eat uncomfortably large amounts of food all the time. When I am full, eating more makes me feel sick, so the idea of anyone eating that much is disturbing.

  • I’ll be honest I don’t like obese people because they just physically repulse me. I don’t care about their health I just want them to lose weight so that I cannot be disguisted by the fatness. I’m sorry. I know it may not be their fault but I just can’t help it.

  • 1) they themselves are scared to be fat
    2) people need a socially acceptable reason to look down on someone
    3) the good one: ppl shame in hopes of getting someone to change

  • People don’t hate fat people, per se, they just hate seeing people destroy themselves and in pain and having a poor quality of life when there is something that can be done about it. It’s not like a disability that can’t be changed. Unless there is a true medical condition, a person can lose weight if they try.

    Fatness represents laziness and gluttony. Sad to see people eating enough food to feed a family in one sitting when there are so many hungry people in the world.

  • Lol that lady in the middle talking about self image and loving yourself but look at how much fillers she put on her cheeks and the michael jackson nose. Scary

  • I feel like it’s almost normal to compare yourself with others it’s not fare though when you do it to feel better about yourself and to look down to others, I use to do it now I compare myself to someone I actually wanna be, you will feel bad with yourself but you have to option to use it to improve, here she is making herself believe she is not that bad

  • If I ever had a girlfriend I’d treat her with the respect she deserved, I’d complement her every chance I can, and would love her no matter what she looked liked.

  • I dont think theres a stigma that makes people dislike heavy women more than heavy men… both are equally unhealthy… at least personaly i witnessed bad treatment for both fat guys and gals…
    To a degree id like to believe that theres eventually gonna be a breaking point for heavy people at some remark about them where they go “Fuck it… i wanna lose weight and be healthy at least i wont have to deal with this shit”

  • There’s actually a cute chubby guy that I like but unfortunately he’s gay, but i still think he’s adorable and his bf better treat him right

  • Why is there anyone one out there, WHO want too stay fat?There is no benefits of beeing fat.You cant do your housework without setting like a pig, you cant ho outside during the Winther without beeing afraid of falling, because you Are not able too raise yourself.And you do not find any clothes WHO fits you, atleast not here in Norway.I am glad i am in a healthy weight.

  • ALRET IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED THEN GET FUCKED I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS AND NEITHER DO FACTS NOW BACK TO THE COMMENT ��

    Plump People making up and complaining about thin privilege: Being skinny makes you evil because you can fit into smaller clothes than me
    Me: WELL YOU EAT THE FUCKING CAKE �� seriously tho Thin privilege I’m sorry I eat healthy and play sports because that’s what I enjoy doing the sports bit I eat what I eat I don’t enjoy that it’s just a necessity to keep me from starving actually no I’m not sorry grow up quit complaining about your own problems that you yourself caused fat didn’t sneak up on you you didn’t wake up one morning and go oh fuck I’m fat you eat the bloody cake fat ain’t a disease it’s a choice if you’re not happy with then do something about it change your lifestyle workout more eat healthier don’t complain and try to shame and imply that because people can do things just because they are skinny they’re somehow insulting you no they just decided not to be fat

    Great video by the way keep it your awesome boo! ��

  • Dude I see obese people losing like 150npounds a year. And I’m merely 30 pounds overweight, and I cant lose it. I try to change but it wont stick. Anyone have any tips. I’m 16.

  • I was one of these fat shamers when I was 16. Btw I’m 18 almost 19 now at the time I was newly 16. Let me say Karma is a major bitch. I had lost weight at the time I went from 142lbs to 96lbs (btw I’m 5’1). I dated a guy for a month he was about 5’10 230-260lbs. I remember every day I would tell him he was too fat and he needed to lose weight. I feel so bad now. That can really ruin someone especially if ur bf/gf tells you that. While he lost about 20-30lbs I gained it ��. Karma is a bitch y’all lol.
    Currently I have a friend who is a beautiful big girl she’s like 235 5’3 (to paint a picture). She refuses to date any guy who isn’t skinny or ripped. She fat shamed so many guys for being “too fat and not fit”. Yet all she does is bash guys on her Snapchat all day for not wanting to date a bigger woman and says men aren’t shit.

  • I’ve been on a plane where the person next to me was Amber-sized and refused to buy another seat. She smelled like ass and her fat was pressed against me the entire time. It was awful. If you’re told to buy another seat, do it or don’t get on the plane. You did this to yourself, Amber, and you can fix it. Don’t blame society, you’re not oppressed, jfc

  • It’s tribal. People naturally don’t like those that aren’t healthy in any perceivable way. It’s not license to be a jerk but it’s just biological remanence of our evolution in tribes.

  • just proves that you cant please everyone and you shouldn’t try too! She was beautiful before and she carried that confidence along with her through that weight loss and looks amazing! She is happy and healthy and that is all that counts!

  • i’m considered obese (currently 226lbs at 5’9”) i’m trying to lose the weight but i am considered obese and i agree with that one person. it’s easier to hate people bigger than me bc if i don’t i’ll fall back into my old ways and gain the 54lbs i’ve worked so hard on losing back.

    also also, if you won’t date a fat guy while you’re fat then stop being surprised when a ripped dude won’t date you bc you’re fat ��

  • That is my problem with most self proclaimed acceptance groups. Most just want to tear down their counterparts instead of actually wanting to be accepted

  • i will admit that while i don’t ‘hate’ fat people, or think they should all burn in a pit or something, i do hold a certain..distaste, for them. this is coming from someone who was once overweight and has lost around 20kg ( 44lbs ) in a year and is starting to build muscle. i eat healthily and exercise everyday. i dislike, i guess, fat peoples because i was once a fat person and i hated it. i don’t like them because i never want to be like that again, and i’ve channeled all my loathing into them. it’s also a great way to keep myself motivated. so, yeah, that’s the honest truth

  • Honestly he was able to do this cus you allowed him. You don’t know your worth and you’re a pick-me. No offense.. love yourself n don’t settle for less

  • That’s ultimately the problem with those types of people. The fact that they think everyone should change and cater to them. Clearly it’s just insecurity and jealously. It’s easy to point your finger and blame other things and force them to change rather than do the hard work to get fit. Even fat people don’t bother me. It’s the fat people that run around going “You need to not have fit women in it, you’re objectifying them and making others feel bad” as well as the whole “You have to find me attractive. Not only can I be 300 pounds but if you call me out in any way or don’t accept me you’re a sexist, shallow pig” Those mindsets are the problem

  • low carb fks always put the weight back on after couple of weeks or months. no wonder so many fat people on reddit when everyone recommends low carb

  • I’m going to join boxing, I thought it would help w my my shape that I want to achieve because I have low self esteem because how chubby I am. I’m also typically fast at running so this summer I was going to practice at the football field by running a mile a day and eventually build up the distance and when school comes back around I’m going to join track and Volleyball.

  • Hold on. You started the relationship. He gave you a chance. And when you realized that he wants you to improve your self and have a longer, healthier, and happier life with him you blame him for starting the relationship.

  • my mom is overweight. A year ago, I was underweight. We would go to the same places and do the same things, but whenever we were eating, she was given looks. even if I was eating more then her

  • It’s not fat shaming when people tell you you can’t ride an amusement park ride/ride elevators due to a weight limit. They aren’t going to endanger others just to save your feelings, Alr.