I think it’s positive and beautiful in a way that people are not denying themselves of self-love and self-appreciation. Yet realistically, if you don’t take care of your body, your body won’t take care of you. Excess body fat can cause legitimate, harmful health problems that may take years off of your life. It’s not just some simple matter of superficiality. I don’t think we should encourage ourselves or others to do things that are not going to improve the quality of our physical, long term health.
I don't really think the size itself is an issue. What worries the shit out of me, and prompted me to lose 30lbs since August 2014, is the future health issues being nurtured at this very moment.
I lost a relative a while ago to a heart attack. Being in her 50's, she was almost the youngest of her generation. She was like this lady depicted, grossly overwieght. This lady might be reasonably fit and healthy now, but the human body is not designed to cope with this long term. In a few years, it will be too late to find an easy route to shed the excess weight. It gets harder with age. I have no doubt her life expectancy is shorter than it should be!!
Damn. That's so unhealthy. All these women just want men's standards to drop down by having their pictures plastered all over the place while their standards be maintained or increased in men. Because these women who are for fat positivity don't care about men and their pictures. But hey, I'm glad I don't see fat men but I really don't wanna see these women either. Fat positivity will only lead to more fat people accepting their unhealthy lifestyle rather than having hope to start exercising soon and lose weight.
It's ok to be overweight because I understand not everyone can change it, and some try hard
But to to act like that picture is good and people should be ok with that, I think it's dropping the standard for humans im general
It's not her weight that's the issue, it's the personality that allows her to actually be ok with it thats the issue for me... is she too lazy? Is she not strong enough? If yes I'm not attracted to that type of character
If she was busting her ass and still like that, it's all cool
I don't see any sense in glorifying a health problem. It's one thing to have a healthy amount of fat that some people may prefer that dose not effect your health, it's another entirely to be obese to the point were it is hazardous to your own well being. That's never good.
I do think people should stop fat shamming but fat is unattractive this is not an opinion, it's a fact that girl in the pic looks terrible if she lost some weight and got somewhat in shape she would be gorgeous but sadly she is not. I'm all up for people feeling good about themselves but I'm against this "fat is sexy" delusional crap
There are two parts to this: 1. Being happy with who you are and loving yourself is one thing 2. That being said, you still have to live a healthy lifestyle. Doesn't matter what people in society will say, but question is are you happy living that way (health point of view).
thats saying its ok to be unhealthy. thats saying its ok to be content with what you are and view negativity as false positivity instead of trying to strive to be better than you already are. overall i don't agree to this however there are people who unfortunately born with horrible genetics that is hard to change, for those people i feel for
I have mixed feelings on the subject, if they're just celebrating the acceptance of others and tolerance then i'm all for it. But when they're actually celebrating being "fat" then I feel bad because I know their health is at risk. I have the same feelings with celebrating/glorifying unhealthy "skinny".
I'm also just tired of people being so superficial and with how much appearance is glorified in general, there is more to someone then how they look, it would be nice to see people praised for other things for once.
I think it's good to show a variety of body types/shapes/sizes, I just wish all of those body types were remotely in a healthy weight range for their height, give or take a little under or over would be fine but these extremes are what bother me. I wish health and fitness was promoted more than underweight and overweight people.
It's body positivity, actually. It's a movement that allows you to love yourself regardless of your size or shape. Body positivity is a healthier attitude than fat shaming because if you love yourself, you are more likely to want to treat yourself well (ergo, be healthy, lose weight, etc) than if you are denigrated.
i think it's fine. nothing wrong with it at all. im not all about it and i dont talk about it all the time and i'm not some sort of activist, but i am certaintly not against it. everyone has the right to feel good in their own body.
I'm sorry but I'm against this. I agree that body shaming is wrong for sure but eating disorders or an unhealthy weight like that shouldn't be promoted because the more it is "accepted", the more people will actually get to that size because they think "who cares" - it's a doom-loop. Anorexia or underweight aren't accepted and promoted as "body positive" so I don't see why this should be since both conditions might be equally fatal.
To be body positive is good, but when you are morbidly obese and don't try to lose some weight, that's a bad thing. @.@ Yeah, if you don't look like a VS model but you are healthy (both weight and body fat %) you should be comfortable in your skin. If you are overweight (counted in body fat %), you should lose some weight, for health reasons, not to be considered sexy by society.
I feel like it's their life to live and I don't have any right to step in and tell them if whether I think what they're doing with their body is wrong or right. I can see the positivity in being fat positive as it promotes body acceptance in those who are that size. However, I hope that they understand the possible health consequences to their size and having that percentage of body fat.
This is the glorification and normalization of obesity.
I understand the concept of loving yourself no matter what your body looks like, but this movement is *literally* treating obesity as a positive thing. When I was addicted to xanax it was okay for people to say that I'm unhealthy and weak and ruining my life and that addicts need to change... But when someone's leading such an unhealthy lifestyle that they're obese, we're supposed to congratulate them?
She's a beautiful women, but we shouldn't be encouraging obesity. It's wrong to bully people for being fat as well. Instead of shaming others and causing them to feel bad about their bodies, we should be encouraging people to get healthy. I don't like all of this fat phobia either. They are people just like us who were misguided. We should be helping each other. Just my two cents.
every body has beauty and worth, even bigger ones. if you're unhealthy, you should get healthy, for many reasons, but this doesn't always mean get skinny. there is such thing as healthy chubby people. the body in the picture is beautiful, but sadly unhealthy. i promote body positivity and loving yourself if you're bigger, but you should keep in mind that obesity does a number to your health.
As long as it isn't an unhealthy, life threatening weight, be whatever fucking size you want to be. If you love your body the way it is (and it won't kill you) then love it. If you want to gain or lose a few or more pounds then do it, but do it for yourself. Bigger women (AND MEN) can still be beautiful in the way they look without needing big breasts and a tiny waist or nice abs.
They are beautiful but if they work to get to a healthy size (they certainly don't need to be skinny to be beautiful) than i think they will be even better!
Who cares. I don't think that we should glorify obesity, because it's still bad for you, but we should let people be happy as they are. The reason people create campaigns like FatPositive is to combat all of the shaming. If people didn't fat shame (or any type of shame) people, then they wouldn't have to counteract it. People have been fat shaming people for a long time. The FatPositive movement is a way to help fat people come to terms with theirsleves and become happier people. So I think the FatPositive thing has good intentions, which were poorly executed. Along with teaching people to be happy in their own skin, they should also encourage them to try to lead a healthier lifestyle. In the end though, it doesn't effect me. If other people are happy being fat, then good for them. I'm happy as I am, and they're happy as they are, and that's all that matters.
im on the fence on this one.
Looks like an excuse to not lose weight Everyone has a different body type but that does not mean everyone should be overweight. When someone eats healthy they don't stay overweight, it makes no sense why would someone stay overweight if they excercise and burn more calories then they consume or they maintain their weight Some people have health problems but the only reason why they know about their health problems is because they focus on their health but eating badly Is no excuse for having a health problem that affects your weight