Thursday, January 28, 2016

Fat Shaming or Fat Acceptance?

So my daughter has been telling me about fat shaming and fat acceptance on forums.  Some heavier people get shamed and made fun of because of their weight.  That's fat shaming.

Fat acceptance is convincing others it's okay to be heavy.  They should be accepted, no matter of their size.  They're entitled to certain things, because thinner people can get the things.  They also believe it's possible to be heavy and healthy, and heavy and athletic.

It seems to me that people should be accepted for whatever they look like, and not be allowed to put others down for their looks.  However, given our society, that happens a lot.  Bullies run rampant.

On the other hand, being overweight isn't healthy.  Heavier people run the risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and various other diseases, just because of their weight.

What do you think?  Should heavier people be singled out in any way, or should they just be accepted for what they are?  I'm feeling a future plot coming on.  LOL!

Have a great week!
Markee/SweetTale Books

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