Fat Shaming Vs Body Acceptance! #WomenOnTheMove

Posted: June 15, 2016

Fat shaming is profound in the public space these days; whether on social media or on the roads or on television. It is time we call out for a change. #WomenOnTheMove

Does ‘being fat’ mean ‘being ugly’? An idea that gets vilified not only by our culture, but also by our media, or school text books, brand advertisements etc. These days nobody misses an opportunity to chime in on topics of body acceptance, fat shaming, or just expressing their opinion about how a human body should look like. So who decides what is acceptable and what is not? Do we really need to care about what others think about us or we should do the talking for ourselves?

In our weekly Twitter Chat we asked our readers to share their point of view and this is what they said:

Being ‘FAT’ is more insulting than accepting it as a body condition

Slim is beautiful: fanning stereotypes

If you are comfortable in your own skin then it doesn’t matter what others think & say

Women: We should start breaking the stigma and support one another

Brands have an important role to play

Image: Measure of the body fat percentage by Shutterstock

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