4 Reasons Why Skinny Shaming Is Not Acceptable
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4 Reasons Why Skinny Shaming Is Not Acceptable

Shaming or bringing attention to someone being underweight can affect anyone's self of steam.

4 Reasons Why Skinny Shaming Is Not Acceptable

Having a high metabolism is said to be a desired trait that many wish to have inherited. Metabolism refers to the collective chemical processes that converts food into energy. Just like a car needs its fuel, we need food to gain that "fuel". Having a high metabolism only means your body works twice as fast to get rid of that food, thus making you capable of eating anything without gaining the weight to show it. However, it has its downs.

1. Skinny Women Have Insecurities, Too.

The common misconception of a complement for someone who is noticeably thin typically runs along the lines of, "Your arms are so small!" "Do you even eat?" "Your legs are twigs!" "Those wrists are beyond skinny." "You're just skin and bones." However, you may not know the reasons behind someone being skinny. It could not have any reason, or there could be a condition behind it. No one would ever bluntly say, "Your arms are so big!" "Do you ever stop eating?"
"Your legs are so wide!"
to anyone overweight, so why is it acceptable to say such remarks to someone underweight?

2. Society's Negative Influence Has Destroyed Self-Esteem In Many People.

Creating the "norm" in society is commonly the idea that skinny bodies are more beautiful than curvier, larger body types. Every body is beautiful. There is not a norm for a beautiful body; a body is a body. It is natural for everyone to eventually fall in love with another body, however, such expectations in media, television and magazines gives young women the misconception that they will never be good enough.

3. Body Shaming In Any Form Is Harmful.

Criticizing anyone for their body, thin or fat, creates a mentality that no figure will ever be good enough. Many have been conditioned to feel this way, especially by the media manipulating us into focusing about attaining the perfect figure, while they only profit from it.

4. Emphasizing Weight/Size Over Health Can Cause Serious Issues To Teens

In an article about mistakes parents make abut their kid's weight, it shows the errors that can trigger further issues in the near future.

  • Over 50% of teenage girls and 33% of teenage boys are using restrictive measures to lose weight at any given time.
  • 46% of 9-11 year-olds are sometimes on diets, and 82% of their families are sometimes on diets).
  • 91% of women recently surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting, 22% dieted often or always�.


If you disagree, do so quietly.

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