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View Poll Results: How do you feel about "reverse weight'ism"?
Women NEED curves and those pictures are telling it as it is! 4 11.43%
Reverse weight'ism is just as bad as normal "weight'ism" 20 57.14%
Tamale and rice 11 31.43%
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:37 AM
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people are mean, and the vast majority of the meanness is aimed at women who happen not to be skinny. Life is worse by far, in terms of teasing and meanness, for overweight folks than it is for skinny people.
So is it okay to just throw insults back at people who haven't insulted you?

I'm "skinny" and don't have "curves." I have never teased anyone for being overweight so why is it okay for skinny people to be told they're not "real women"?

Skinny people DO get picked on as well. I was called "string bean" and told that I had "bird legs" as a kid. These insults hurt just as much as being called "fatty." Somehow this is seen as okay by people, thus the circulation of these pictures. I'm not offended by these pictures, but I think it's very hypocritical.

If I said that real dogs weighed under 10lbs, I'm sure that many people on here would think that is ridiculous! ALL dogs are real dogs- let's just celebrate that!
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:48 AM
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Im totally with yah Jessie. I was teased as a kid too, because I was incredibly skinny. My nickname was twiggy for a while.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:49 AM
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So is it okay to just throw insults back at people who haven't insulted you?

I'm "skinny" and don't have "curves." I have never teased anyone for being overweight so why is it okay for skinny people to be told they're not "real women"?

Skinny people DO get picked on as well. I was called "string bean" and told that I had "bird legs" as a kid. These insults hurt just as much as being called "fatty." Somehow this is seen as okay by people, thus the circulation of these pictures. I'm not offended by these pictures, but I think it's very hypocritical.

If I said that real dogs weighed under 10lbs, I'm sure that many people on here would think that is ridiculous! ALL dogs are real dogs- let's just celebrate that!
No, I don't think it's okay to make fun of people for being skinny--I don't think it's okay to make fun of or insult anyone for their body type. I also said, "and while I think there are better ways to get your point across (and better points to make)," meaning that I don't think it's okay, and that I do think it would be far better to talk up a particular body type, rather than talk down someone else's.

My BMI is 17.3 right now, and ranges between about 16.5 and 18 normally. I know about the insults you get being skinny, and I know about the, "Oh my GAWD, WHY are you SO skinny? It's CRAZY, UGH, I'm glad I'm not that thin, lol," and the insults. And while they do suck, they're not as constant as the teasing and meanness directed at overweight folks.

I just don't see these sort of messages as that big of a deal, especially given where the balance in media between 'be skinny' and 'be curvy' lies.

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Old 02-23-2012, 11:50 AM
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I keep trying to reply to this thread but I'm not sure what exactly to say. This kind of thing doesn't bother me - one because I don't see it unless it's pointed out to me and two because I could mostly give a crap less what "society" thinks I should look like.

So I guess I'm gonna with tamales and rice. Only in my mind the tamales are enchiladas.

ETA: I have to admit that I would probably feel differently if I had ever been teased over my weight - or lack thereof.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:56 AM
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Meh, IMO these are in defense after society pushing obscenely skinny as the only acceptable body. That said, yes we should all be PC.

I'm "average" I don't work out often (I never have the time or energy)and while I'm rarely thrilled with my weight I'm not "over weight" and maintain pretty well considering my awesomely gluttonous love affair with food.

If you want my god honest truth opinion Id like to see some posters talking about brains and character, not bodies. That would be far less offensive.
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I don't think anyone should be made fun of for anything.

But as far as the current trend emphasizing stick figures and big boobs....I think that the people who have those things, should let this slide. In all honesty I believe it is a better picture to portray than what is currently plastered everywhere encouraging so many girls to have eating disorders so they can be thin enough.

When they start making every single actress and every single model plastered all over in skimpy clothes or swimsuits have REAL curves, then I might feel a little bit more sympathy with those who are just naturally extremely thin.

I think the most important thing is to emphasize being healthy, but I also think that should mean showing REAL people, not photoshopped people or celebrities who have all the money in the world to pay for personal trainers, nutritionist, and plastic surgeons.
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I don't think anyone should be made fun of for anything.

But as far as the current trend emphasizing stick figures and big boobs....I think that the people who have those things, should let this slide. In all honesty I believe it is a better picture to portray than what is currently plastered everywhere encouraging so many girls to have eating disorders so they can be thin enough.

When they start making every single actress and every single model plastered all over in skimpy clothes or swimsuits have REAL curves, then I might feel a little bit more sympathy with those who are just naturally extremely thin.

I think the most important thing is to emphasize being healthy, but I also think that should mean showing REAL people, not photoshopped people or celebrities who have all the money in the world to pay for personal trainers, nutritionist, and plastic surgeons.
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I'm with you on this Jessie - I *don't* have curves and while I'm not "offended" I do find it very hypocritical. ALL *healthy* women are beautiful!

I'm generally happy with who I am and how I look, and I wish more women could say that and mean it!
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Jeans without pockets ARE useless.
Jeans with girl pockets are useless too. Why do they even put two inch pockets in? I can't fit anything worth carrying in that!!
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