If you’ve been unfortunate enough to read arguments in support of fat shaming, you’ve probably found that one of the most common claims regarding the arguments is that it somehow helps the victims. Yes, a degrading, horrible practice that is widely recognized as a leading cause of depression and anxiety disorders, is helpful to the victim. But the individuals in support of the claim go beyond this. Using some pseudo-philosophical pseudo-stoic reasoning, they say that the shaming and
Body positivity is extremely important. It is important that everyone feels comfortable and confident in their body, no matter what. Over the last few years, the “Body Positive Movement” has become more and more popular. The movement aims to create a society “in which people are liberated from self-hatred, value their beauty and identity, and use their energy and intellect to make positive changes in their own lives and in their communities”. While a lot of
Being a teenage girl in a high school with strict dress code enforcement is frustrating. Being a teenage girl in a high school who’s dress code only targets certain body types is more frustrating. Sure, we all get angry when the words “leggings” and “banned” are in the same sentence, but are we really noticing how the dress code actually works? Are every single one of us being sent to the nurse’s office to change?