Sorry, But The Word "Fat" Is Just An Adjective
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Sorry, But The Word "Fat" Is Just An Adjective

It's not the word "fat" that's bad, it's the actions that come from labeling someone fat.

Sorry, But The Word "Fat" Is Just An Adjective

When many people hear or say the word fat, there is a stigma about it. Yes, I know what it means to be fat. Yes, I know that means I probably like to eat. And most certainly, I know that diet and exercise would help me but if I could do it in the snap of my fingers, I would. But it's not really like that.

However, it doesn't necessarily mean anything. Fat is just as much an adjective like fluffy, majestic or purple. All of these adjectives can describe a person, place or thing, can't they? However, it's like fat is a whole different adjective. It's okay for people to be called skinny, so shouldn't it be okay for people to be called fat and leave it at fat? People who are fat are also human beings just like anybody else. It's just me, and it's totally okay to describe people like this-- just don't have a stigma around it.

While being fat is something people can control (to an extent), it doesn't mean that we're not trying to lose weight. In fact, many people (including myself) don't mind being described as fat. It's just all the giggles and whispers and avoidance from others that come at times. I'm not saying that it's discrimination to call someone fat, but when it comes to excluding others from a group or company, that's going a little too far. It happens more often than you think. So, the next time you think about someone as being fat, call them it, it's just all the actions that come with it that makes the word "bad."

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