I don't get it. Genuinely don't.
In this age where most people (at least on GAG) are pro-choice, why is there still so many people who ridicule overweight people?
I've heard the reason "I don't want other people to have a say about MY body. It's MY body, so it's MY business and MY choice" being used by pro-choicers.
Are the bodies of overweight people or anorexic people if it matters not also THEIR business too? And nobody else but themselves have a say in it?
Yet fatshaming or skinnyshaming is still widely spread? Where are those people who claim that only the person having the body should have a say in what happens to their bodies? Someone's body is no one's business but the owner's, no?
Most Helpful Guy
Well one issue might be that in almost all of these cases, their choice ends up being not only theirs but other's as well. Really obese people take up more space in public transport - some of them may sit on two seats yet refuse to pay two tickets. Pregnant women who choose to undergo abortion pretty often can not financially support this action themselves and thus the tax payer has to pay for them - and many tax payers don't want to support what they see as infanticide.
by the way I'm not trying to shame.1
Most Helpful Girl
I agree with you. I don't think it's right for people to shame someone else about their body. It's their body and their business. It's not possible to just look and someone and say "oh, you are fat, therefore you have diabetes." I'm fat, and I do not have diabetes. My blood sugar is perfect.
I have other health issues that make it hard to control my weight. But no one can tell that from looking at me. That's why I feel it's not okay to just shame someone. People think it motivates me to lose weight by harassing me. But it doesn't.
Actually, I don't go out on walks much anymore because of the harassment I faced when I went out. People think it's perfectly fine to throw things or yell mean things to someone trying to improve their life. I just got sick of having to dodge insults and bottles.
I also don't sit on the couch all day eating bon bons. I'm actually not a bad eater. I could do better, but who else is guilty of not having the 100 percent perfect diet 100 percent of the time?
I think overall, people in society need to be more compassionate and empathetic towards other people. It's so easy to go into 'Attack Mode' and just start bashing people without fully understanding their situation.2