Monday, January 5, 2015

Jealous Fat Girls Need to STFU

One of Yahoo Style’s editors has a girl crush on model Issa Lish. Dora Fung professed this obsession with the Mexican-Japanese Vogue Italia cover girl in an article detailing the 18-year-old’s impressive résumé. But instead of readers feeling similarly to Fung, writing of Lish’s recent accomplishments in a tough industry to stand out in, instead they critiqued the young woman’s body. 
The Skinny on Skinny-Shaming
Jealous Fat Girls Hate Her!

“Eat a hamburger for Gods sake,” Anna Vanderwalker wrote on Facebook. “She’s portraying a woman role model. This is not idealistic in any way shape or form. She’s a model. There’s NOTHING natural about that in today’s society. Give me a break.” Another commenter, Debby Laprade, accused Lish of being “anorexic all the way,” and Cie Reynolds thought it was “so sad” that someone “paid her for looking so bony.” Of the 25 posts in the thread, more than half took a negative view of Lish’s look. Of course, snarky comments are everywhere on the internet, but this photo touched a nerve and added fuel to the seemingly never ending debate over body image.


Vanderwalker’s controversial comments soon set off a debate on size, not only about the largely unhealthy and rigorous standards that professional models are held to, but also about women and girls who are naturally thin. “Perhaps you could try to accept that some women are naturally skinny,” Josie Witt wrote. “Every woman is different and should be lifted up. We are doing a disservice to our daughters when we judge and body shame one another.” 

The idea of “body snarking,” which, according to Claire Mysko, Director of Programs at the National Eating Disorder Association, is basically embarrassing someone for their figure, as Witt noted, isn’t simply restricted to those that are overweight or obese. Women and girls who are slim oftentimes receive similar verbal abuse, such as the “eat a burger” comment, and talk such as this is prevalent, especially in the media.


Tara Reid recently received similar treatment as Lish from commenters after posting a snap on Instagram over the weekend. The 38-year-old shared a pic of her bottom half, which was quickly removed following comments such as “You should eat something!” and “You look anorexic” started populating her feed. 

U.K. singer and producer Natalia Kills recently tweeted how lyrics in Nicki Minaj’s hit Anaconda  (“Yeah, this one is for my bitches with a fat ass in the f***ing club / F*** those skinny bitches.”) glorify plus size while disgracing thin bodies. “Why are we publicly deemed “skinny BITCHES” if we’re naturally smaller than sz 6? Horrified i’m considered a bitch for not being overweight,” she wrote. “Larger framed women need to stop bullying/victimizing girls with small frames, less voluptuous figures as if they’re unattractive/anorexic.” Meghan Trainor’s hit song All About That Bass has also received backlash for hating on “skinny bitches.” While her smash hit on the surface sings as a body-positive anthem, its message is actually pretty limited. 

Kendall Jenner’s appearance has been an ongoing topic of conversation. Last month, a tabloid claimed that the 18-year-old was being told she was “too fat for runway,” and needed to lose 8 kilograms, or about 17 pounds. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has also received the opposite kind of analysis. Multiple reports have accused Jenner of having an eating disorder and for being too thin. “What people don’t understand is that calling someone too skinny is the same as calling someone too fat,” she told Harpers Bazaar Arabia. “It’s not a nice feeling.” 

Just because someone is slender doesn’t necessarily mean that they have an eating disorder and accusing them of so is still damaging and hurtful. “You never know what someone is dealing with just by looking at their body size,” Mysko tells Yahoo Style. Additionally, people who struggle with eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes and stigmatizing the illness in this way is disrespectful to those who are actually sick.

But while judging and belittling someone based in their weight, in general, is intolerable, the practice is especially damaging for people of larger sizes. Mysko explains that one of the main differences between fat shaming and skinny shaming is that there is a cultural stigma associated with being fat that is not associated with being thin. People of larger sizes face actual discrimination (but that fact doesn’t excuse the practice of skinny shaming). “It really doesn’t help anyone to shame them because of their appearance,” she says. “Making fun of someone is never OK — regardless of that person’s size.” 
Fat Bastardo's Op Ed:
Skinny women are not the ones fat shaming fat girls. Men fat shame fat girls but they do it for the benefit of the fat girls. Fat girls are gluttons and that would be OK but fat girls can't handle the fat. Fat girls are miserable, gluttony denying sluts and nobody likes fat girls not even other fat girls but everybody likes fat guys because fat guys are fun and jolly.
Now for some fat girl shaming!

Related: Fat Shaming Fat Girls is Tough Love!

Obese woman, 25, told she was 'disgusting' by a stranger as he threw a drink over her says the shame drove her to lose 10st... and if she met him now she'd shake his hand

  • Dropped from 22st 5lb and a size 26 to 11st 13lb and a size 12
  • Incident made her look at the riskof her unhealthy lifestyle
  • On top of normal meals bought crisps and sweets and ate them in secret
  • Crowned Woman of the Year by the Cambridge Weight Plan due to success
  • Says she feels pressure to keep the weight off to be a role model to others  
A woman has lost over 10 stone after a stranger threw a drink at her on a night out and told her she was disgusting.
Steph Hammel, 25, was devastated when she was humiliated in front of all of her friends and a bar full of strangers after the man threw a drink at her on the stairs of a bar in her hometown of Preston.
It was the turning point Steph needed to finally do something about her 22st 5lb frame.
Steph managed to shed an impressive 10 stone after the eye opening event at a bar in her home town in Preston
Steph Hammel after the weight loss
Now Fuckable!
Steph managed to shed an impressive 10 stone after the eye opening event at a bar in her home town 
Now, she weighs just 11st 13lb and is a size 12 - and has been crowned Woman of the Year by the Cambridge Weight Plan.

Steph, who is a local government authority officer, said: 'I was never a skinny girl, even when I was younger, but I was never fat either. I danced four times a week and was competing in championships on nearly a weekly basis.

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