Fat shaming week on twitter.....apparent ly.

(39 Posts)
Darkesteyes Wed 09-Oct-13 23:42:08

And yet people seem to think that its women putting pressure on themselves with regards to looks and weight hmm

www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/some-terrible-people-on-twitter-have-decided-that-its-fat-sh

aturtlenamedmack Fri 11-Oct-13 15:33:10

The links in that article are great, particularly Fat Heffalumps blog post!

Darkesteyes Fri 11-Oct-13 01:46:57
Darkesteyes Fri 11-Oct-13 01:46:41

Now they are trying to bring it offline.

http://adiposeactivist.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/fatshamingweek/

Didactylos Fri 11-Oct-13 01:18:47

so, when do we get to have #arseholeouting week then?

aturtlenamedmack Thu 10-Oct-13 18:37:34

Another in support of banning the use of 'real women'.
Absolutely hate it.

Darkesteyes Thu 10-Oct-13 17:22:24

<claps Joyful>

I haven't seen this on Twitter yet but I certainly won't be keeping quiet about it if I do. I am fat/obese/lardy/whatever you want to call it.

I felt the urge there to explain why I'm fat but I don't think that's really relevant to this thread. It just buys into the idea that it is something to be ashamed of - you know "I'm fat but it's not my fault, please don't include me with all the other fat people". hmm

Anyone who judges a person on their appearance (whether that's fat, thin, short, bald, hairy, big boobs, small boobs, anything) and then wants to make them feel ashamed, is not someone worth knowing.

And yes to banning talk about "real women". Being thin doesn't make you imaginary or any less a genuine woman, FFS.

Darkesteyes Thu 10-Oct-13 17:09:16

Thankyou scallops thanks

scallopsrgreat Thu 10-Oct-13 17:06:36

Well done for standing up to them, Darkesteyes. I think that's really brave of you.

And good luck with the exercising/eating healthily. Sounds like it is going well if you are experiencing looser clothes etc.

Darkesteyes Thu 10-Oct-13 16:52:00

Thankyou thanks

mignonette Thu 10-Oct-13 16:49:41

Darkest - The way to maintain a reduced weight is to lose it slowly so you are all doing exactly the right thing and of course the more muscle you build, the more calories you can ingest before gaining weight. Muscle needs more energy to function. Am happy for you.

Darkesteyes Thu 10-Oct-13 16:43:27

Thanks mignon I think thats true There are 3 of us in that class who are excersising regularly and the weight is coming off really slowly. We all seem to be experiencing it the same way ...those of us that are excersising.

mignonette Thu 10-Oct-13 16:35:31

Oh and muscle weighs more as you probably know so getting slimmer doesn't always mean weighing less initially.

mignonette Thu 10-Oct-13 16:34:47

Darkest

flowers for you for standing up to them. Pathetic little worms that they are.

Well done for feeling better in yourself. Addressing the psychological impetus to eat is the way to go in the longer term and exalting in the good feelings that exercise and food enjoyment give will help. Power walking is great as is any kind of walking and it is a democratic, free way to lose weight, improve health and enjoy the outdoors. The boobs sound painful. Maybe there is a thread on here that can advise re sports bras?

Darkesteyes Thu 10-Oct-13 16:30:55

I was attacked by some of these men on Twitter last night when i stood up to them.

Ive been excersising and healthy eating for two months and only lost half a stone.

There are two other ppl in my Slimming World group who are experiencing exactly the same thing. Rather than showing on the scales its showing in my clothes loosening and im feeling a bit happier in myself.
I power walk for an hour every day I cant run because i am still looking for a sports bra to accomodate my 38K boobs (and genetics plays a part in this My paternal grandmother had a big chest too) but today i was so angry i DID run in short bursts. I now have slightly bruised and red breasts.

YY about Giles Coren mignon A few months ago he did an article for Easy Living about how men are badly objectified.

The same month he appeared in Red as one of four men in an article about how much they loved their wives.
He basically listed her body parts.

scallopsrgreat Thu 10-Oct-13 16:25:28

"I also don't think people should shame anyone." Yet your 2nd sentence on here was "It's a bit lazy to be vastly overweight in most cases."

mignonette Thu 10-Oct-13 15:53:22

Yes they are usually inadequate little people ATurtle. I would never give A&F a red cent of my money after their discrimination against disabled staff members. We all do have economic power with regards to issues like this if nothing else.

aturtlenamedmack Thu 10-Oct-13 15:34:13

I agree mignonette.
Same goes for the Abercrombie and Fitch guy.
I think it says more about them than it does about fat people.
They must feel seriously inadequate to get their kicks from publicly lambasting strangers for their appearance.

mignonette Thu 10-Oct-13 15:19:16

It is usually physically inadequate men like Giles Coren that fat shame. He has written a fair few columns aggressively targeting overweight people when he himself is a little tub with several chins. Nothing wrong with that until you berate others for the same appearance.

aturtlenamedmack Thu 10-Oct-13 15:13:03

I find it gobsmacking that the response to this article is a debate about other peoples weight.
The concept of a fat shaming week is beyond vile.
Dressing it up as concern for the health of others is laughable.

Yougotbale Thu 10-Oct-13 15:01:48

Chaos - it is largely self inflicted but not always. I agree. I don't think the other things are directly self inflicted at all.
A person may not be educated on nutrition, but because being overweight may be linked to an illness, visiting a GP will give them the information they need.
I was saying that other people judged me when I lost weight. I also don't think people should shame anyone.

I was just asking what were other potential signs of illness that are acceptedly mocked and shamed (not that I think fat is accepted). I could only think of baldness.

CaptChaos Thu 10-Oct-13 14:50:39

Obesity, as referred to by pp, is not always self inflicted. Before you judge someone's attractiveness dependant on their body fat % next time! perhaps you might take the time to get to know them.

By your measure, living in the wrong area, being poor, being ill advised or any one of a myriad other things could be classified as being self inflicted. Return of kings appears not to wish to tackle or shame any of them though. Would probably get in the way of their busy MGTOW/punter/PUA schedules. hmm

Yougotbale Thu 10-Oct-13 14:50:06

Sal - true. It can also be a problem at cinemas, on planes, buses, etc.
I think it's more the moaning about weight that does my head in. My mate has been to the doctors (no illness), he's stopped exercising/dieting, and still moans about being fat. I got him a gym membership for his birthday but I can't get him to join me. Either he is happy how he is or he does some exercise. So annoying

SinisterSal Thu 10-Oct-13 14:34:48

The only objections I have are health

Only if it's your own health. Otherwise STFU, internet.

Yougotbale Thu 10-Oct-13 14:27:09

Chaos - I agree you shouldn't shame. In my experience, I did get more attention from women, when I went from 14st to 12 st. It coincided with depression and exercise treatment so I wasn't presenting myself as more selfconfident. I think people will judge someone's fat %. However, they don't need to shame.
What other self inflicted indicators of health are there?

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