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Things Not To Say To A Fat Person
9 things you should never say to the fat people in your life
I spent the first 16 years of my life as a plus-sized girl. During that time, I rarely ever felt like I was beautiful. And it was hard to see myself as attractive when the media bombarded me with images of thin and beautiful women all the time. It was hard for me to accept how I looked when I was constantly pressured into going on diets to lose weight. Being told that I should take smaller portions of food, or having people assume that I was incapable of doing certain things because of my weight was not only rude, but it also took a huge toll on my self-esteem. It even got to a point where I started to believe that I looked unattractive because of my size. I learned that, in spite of what society may think, you can be both fat and fabulous.
As an adjective, it joins words like tall , hairy , fluffy , or bright. However, the body positivity movement, fat activism, and popular books and television shows centered on fat characters are proving that narrative is wearing thin. For much of history, as W. Ferris and N. Technology and industry in the 19th and 20th centuries made food stabler, cheaper, and more widely available as well as increased the overall standard of living—but that came with more sedentary lifestyles and processed foods, creating new concerns about weight. By the —50s, thinness had spread as the new ideal for health and beauty.
It has lasting effects on our physical and mental health. Size-based discrimination even controls most aspects of our daily lives. Often, well-intentioned comments can be hurtful. Fat folk are frequently subjected to concern-trolling. From strangers, we can take it and move on. From loved ones, it hurts to see them actively harming us under the guise of concern, as if fatness is always conflated with unhealthiness.
Elizabeth Ayres has been fielding lots of questions since her Facebook post about her experience at the London Marathon went viral. Ayres saw water stations packed up early, official sweepers pushing the runners forward and even contractors yelling insults.
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