Weight and body type has been a discussed issue for some time. In the past women promoted in the media were those who had an unhealthy relationship with food and the only people who tried to deny the fact that the media was promoting eating disorders were the women with the eating disorders(along with the fashion industry). Because of the controversy, the fashion industry explored the idea of using plus sized models. Plus sized models start at a size 6, but today we see many who are well over a size 16. Rarely do you see an average sized plus size model. So instead of promoting this:
The media gives us this:
The plus sized movement was perfectly fine when the largest model was the size of Ashley Graham, but the fat acceptance movement took it to another level. The fat acceptance movement argues society should not judge people(women in particular) for being overweight and attempts to convince everyone they are still healthy when fat. They also like to change the meaning of terms. How are people the size of Tess Holiday considered to be curvy now? There shouldn’t be a comparison of super fat versus super skinny when discussing health. Neither should be promoted in the media.
“Are you a doctor? How do you know how healthy I am?”
God, this is one of the most annoying questions ever. You don’t need to be a doctor to know something is unhealthy just like you don’t need to be a plumber to know your drain’s clogged. Being fat is a known health hazard. In fact, being overweight increases an individuals risk of:
- Heart Disease
- Breathing Problems
It’s understandable everyone wants to feel beautiful and accepted, but can the fat acceptance movement negatively influence women who really do have weight problems and need help? Some things are taboo for a reason. Maybe we should make it that way again.
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