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Do You Eat at All?

There is an issue I have been battling with in my life for a while... It is called "body shaming" or as I'd like to call it "You look uniquely different, so I'll make you feel bad about it"




Here are my thoughts:



Let's look at an actual definition for it. According to www.bodyshaming.org, body shaming is defined as inappropriate negative statements and attitudes toward another person's weight or size. Let's look at another definition from another source that is NOT dedicated to body shaming. According to www.macmilliandictionary.com, body shaming is considered the practice of criticizing people publicly for being too fat or, less frequently, too thin. 

I consider body shaming as negative statements or actions on one's body size, facial construction, and any other body parts and/or their attributes.



Examples of body shaming on overweight individuals could be, receiving disgusted looks from others, while eating, comparing one's body size to ano…