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    Why we can't stop body-shaming

    Why we can't stop body-shaming - CNN.com


    "It's never been this intense, this relentless," she said. "There have never been so many forums in which you can gaze at different images of women, evaluate them, comment on them (and) share them with your friends."And it's not just celebrities anymore, she adds.
    "There used to be a class of people who had to worry all the time about how they looked, because it was their job," she said. "Now we don't really have a front line between those people and everyone else."

    Here's a friggin idea - how about people stop giving a damn about what other people think?

    Toughen up.

    Live your life and stop worrying about what other people say or think about you.
    Do you honestly think you're that important?

    Be happy with yourself and basically say a big "F U" to everybody else. Especially if they are strangers.

    Stick and stones yo. Sticks and stones.
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    Re: Why we can't stop body-shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Why we can't stop body-shaming - CNN.com






    Here's a friggin idea - how about people stop giving a damn about what other people think?

    Toughen up.

    Live your life and stop worrying about what other people say or think about you.
    Do you honestly think you're that important?

    Be happy with yourself and basically say a big "F U" to everybody else. Especially if they are strangers.

    Stick and stones yo. Sticks and stones.
    On some level I agree, no matter fat, thin, in shape or otherwise I am going to be judged. It is up to me how I allow that to effect me.

    However, using someone's body shape to attack and belitte speaks poorly to the one doing so. That type of person has more self loathing than the invectives they spout at others.

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    Re: Why we can't stop body-shaming

    If I run into you, the chances are, I'm fatter than you, and hairier than you. If you're a dude, I'm probably shorter than you.

    I'm also way cooler than you, my wife is more awesome than yours, my friends are better than yours (unless you are my friend, in which case, congratulations, you made it), and my life is ridiculously blessed.

    Keep your chiseled jaw, piercing blue eyes, and the physique that requires that you spend 2+ hours at the gym/day and a regimented diet to maintain. I'll enjoy barbequeing whatever the heck I want, and watching my awesome kids play outside, instead.
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    Re: Why we can't stop body-shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Why we can't stop body-shaming - CNN.com





    Here's a friggin idea - how about people stop giving a damn about what other people think?

    Toughen up.

    Live your life and stop worrying about what other people say or think about you.
    Do you honestly think you're that important?

    Be happy with yourself and basically say a big "F U" to everybody else. Especially if they are strangers.

    Stick and stones yo. Sticks and stones.
    Sometimes, our culture goes too far.

    Other times, people are projecting their insecurities.

    However, it is exceedingly rare for the suggestion "calm the **** down" to treat a person in the midst of a panic attack.

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    Re: Why we can't stop body-shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    If I run into you, the chances are, I'm fatter than you, and hairier than you. If you're a dude, I'm probably shorter than you.

    I'm also way cooler than you, my wife is more awesome than yours, my friends are better than yours (unless you are my friend, in which case, congratulations, you made it), and my life is ridiculously blessed.

    Keep your chiseled jaw, piercing blue eyes, and the physique that requires that you spend 2+ hours at the gym/day and a regimented diet to maintain. I'll enjoy barbequeing whatever the heck I want, and watching my awesome kids play outside, instead.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: Why we can't stop body-shaming

    It's really not that easy. A lot of people that have self image issues develop them over many years of their life. In some cases this can go all the way back to early childhood where they might have been fat or short or just the below the norm in some area or another. It's not as simple as just getting over it at that point. Depression is a legitimate mental health issue and self image issues do cause it.

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    Re: Why we can't stop body-shaming

    Yeah, the lack of internet privacy is a problem. One can avoid putting anything out on the internet for the masses to grind, but other people can just put you out there for you.

    But most of that drops off once people get to know one another. Co-workers, friends, etc. So unless you are just tying your well-being to the internet, hopefully it isn't that huge of a shift to the bad side.
    I think there is some ability to moderate that stuff too, if you contact side admins about posting your image, etc., never had to worry about it but apparently there are some things you can do if someone is harassing you that way.

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    Re: Why we can't stop body-shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Why we can't stop body-shaming - CNN.com





    Here's a friggin idea - how about people stop giving a damn about what other people think?

    Toughen up.

    Live your life and stop worrying about what other people say or think about you.
    Do you honestly think you're that important?

    Be happy with yourself and basically say a big "F U" to everybody else. Especially if they are strangers.

    Stick and stones yo. Sticks and stones.
    Good advice.

    Not gonna happen.

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    Re: Why we can't stop body-shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    It's really not that easy. A lot of people that have self image issues develop them over many years of their life. In some cases this can go all the way back to early childhood where they might have been fat or short or just the below the norm in some area or another. It's not as simple as just getting over it at that point. Depression is a legitimate mental health issue and self image issues do cause it.
    But it's self image. I have my own preferences as to what appeals to me at first glance, and perhaps more so if and when I get to know more about you. Anybody who says otherwise is lying, either to themselves or other people.

    If you don't like yourself, the only person that change that is you.

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