I want to start by making it crystal clear that it is never ok to tease, bully, or ridicule someone’s body, fat or thin- EVER. It’s never ok to body shame someone and it needs to stop now. With that being said, I am tired of people crying about being “skinny shamed” and saying that it’s just as bad as being fat shamed. Skinny shaming is wrong, harmful and hurts people’s feelings but it does not compare to the systemic oppression that fat people face every single day.
Open up any magazine and a thin person will see themselves represented on every single page. They’ll see themselves on (more…)