Fighting fatphobia

Commenting on someones’s weight, assuming they’re lazy, or fetishizing them: that’s fatphobia. And its victims won’t be silenced anymore.

06/21/2017 12:00 AM
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  • Jim C.
    06/21/2017 22:41

    Awww! I would say screw you but I'm not into mountain climbing!

  • Francia C.
    06/21/2017 23:43

    In a world and country where illnesses like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and dementia is pretty much determined by weight and dieting? Okay, I don't shame fat people! But body positive when you are overweight is promoting preventive illnesses. It sucks that people treat them like that, but it's gonna suck more when their health begins to deteriorate as well.

  • Cait D.
    06/22/2017 01:21

    Here's a girl who ate pure GARBAGE. Overate. Stretched her stomach. Disgusting. Opposite this is a young woman who spent time at the beach, getting some sun, swimming and enjoying herself, and she gets called every name in the book. Screw you all.

  • Leoman D.
    06/22/2017 01:59

    Health implications. That's all

  • John R.
    06/22/2017 02:50

    What is this bullshit

  • Carolina F.
    06/22/2017 03:47

    To the people saying is bullshit: thanks for proving fat phobia is a thing.

  • Paul S.
    06/22/2017 04:22

    It's not a matter of 'fatophobia'. There is no 'fear' involved. It's a matter of disgust. Stop fucking eating so much. Unless you're suffering from some disorder akin to Willie Prader syndrome, it's a simple matter of excuses and over stuffing your mouth. So many times I've watched the electric lard carts struggling to haul your asses around grocery stores and WalMart with baskets full too the brim with everything but health balanced food. If all you burn is 1500 calories per day yet take in 5000 plus, guess what? So, if you've got more that 15 lbs of candy wrappers under your bed, don't expect others to like or even empathize with you.

  • Nancy L.
    06/22/2017 05:10

    Skinny people don't understand their "helping" has always done more harm and never any good.

  • September C.
    06/22/2017 05:33

    So all those healthy folks on here talking about health issues and obesity umm... Americans are all dying from the food we have here... So, I hope you don't eat meat, dairy, eggs, sugar or pretty much anything that's not an organic vegetable or fruit because you can get cancer from all of those other things. You can get diabetes, heart disease and a whole host of other diseases. Oh and you can get prostate cancer from drinking milk and less bone density. We're all going to die. It's all a waiting game. So in the meantime: mind your f#cking business let people die the way they want to.

  • Krystle M.
    06/22/2017 06:05

    if fatphobia is a thing then so is skinnyphobia because i have seen nothing but people bash people for having an opinion then accuse them of being skinny. ijs. im just saying

  • Zachary D.
    06/22/2017 06:11

    I would smash every single one of these beauties.

  • Jason K.
    06/22/2017 06:22

    Just quit stuffing your face late at night and you wouldn't have to go get a Ph.D. about the "root causes of your loneliness".

  • Josh M.
    06/22/2017 06:32

    "Targets of fatphobia might be less likely to get a raise, seen as lazy". Shows someone sat on a chair on their phone, only moving their head to look at the camera. If you're fat you don't move enough. "Exercise is needed to lose weight". Yes, only if you gained it.

  • Monica H.
    06/22/2017 08:05

    "You're sick! You're SO unhealthy! Stop telling me to let you love your body! It's unhealthy! Exercise and diet will make you thin!" Honestly, you think people don't know that? Their health and their body is THEIR business. No one is telling anyone to be fat, or to eat unhealthy foods, or to get sick or anything like that. They just want to be able to live life without people shunning them or looking at them as lesser people, and that's a basic human right. They know they're not the healthiest, and some of them, yes, might be sick. But seriously, mind your own business. You can't tell them how to live. If their life is not infringing on the rights of others, than why say anything?

  • Lisa M.
    06/22/2017 09:34

    What I find the most madding is that articals such as this almost all the time, (mind you, I said almost) focus on women. Society doesn't body/weight/heath shame men on nearly half the same level as women. Women's weight and appearance are on constant scrutiny by everyone in almost every situation even when it has no direct effect on it. Women are shamed for being too fat, too thin, too old and the list goes on.

  • Damion M.
    06/22/2017 09:52

    But... Phobia is greek for to fear or something on those lines.. Aand i dont fear fat people, i just like em

  • Victoria A.
    06/22/2017 11:38

    Well.. im not shaming but you need to be healthy. If youre not healthy lose some weight.. if you are? Great. But whos gonna make an article about skinny shaming?... hmm.. nobody talks about that, huh?

  • Heather G.
    06/22/2017 12:01

    Just like drinking, smoking, stress and lots of other life factors aren't healthy and people STILL DO THEM. The difference is people with overweight issues cannot hide them and get judged by anyone who sees them. I think that is the point of this video. Most people have issues with something, but to judge others on why and how they got there is unfair. The author in this video was gang raped at age 12, which led to her gaining weight and a life long struggle accepting her body. I think we have to see past the food and see what lies beneath. It's rarely food. Love is always a good starting place on helping.

  • Samuel V.
    06/22/2017 13:18

    Ever notice all the people defending this are fat bitches?

  • Jeanne T.
    06/22/2017 14:07

    People can overlook anything except when you are overweight. Its crazy!!!!