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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, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Paige View Post
And I HATE POCKETLESS PANTS. Or little pockets. Or fake pockets that are just meant to look like pockets but arent really there. Those are the worst
Oh man, I bought my jeans online... and didn't realize when I was buying them, but now ALL MY JEANS ARE FRONT POCKET-LESS. They are just made to LOOK like they have pockets. WHY?
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Paige View Post
I think the world should stop focusing on people's weight, size and shape as their only redeeming quality. Stop judging each other for being curvy, thin, big, small, fat, skinny and everything inbetween. I'd personally love to see a human being judged on their character, personality, morals and opinions vs their measurements.

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:39 PM
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I don't necessarily find it offensive, but a bit irritating. As a naturally skinny-ish person, I don't appreciate the little dig, but there are bigger fish to fry. I just don't see why it's so hard to simply say take care of yourself and respect your body.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:53 PM
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I'm not a naturally skinny person, I have found my entire life a good number people have judged me on my weight, my height, and my build and linked it to how I am as a person and it's hard to not either build a bit of rhino hide on the matter or say you know what... F YOU! These images which I've seen plenty of are a bit of the F you scope which IMO is fine. You hear enough of the other side frequently enough that a bit of pushback from time to time should be expected.

We have threads here on weightloss - society seems to be consumed with it but not much on "No, that's alright. I'm satisfied with how I am even if it conflicts with your opinion on how other people should be."
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:01 PM
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I am not ok with it. While I am on the opposite side for sure (and very self conscious about being overweight) I am not ok with doing the same to the other "side" as it were.

Talking about celebrating your curves, discussing the obsession with being skinny, etc are all fine. Implying that there is something "wrong" with women who are just naturally skinny is not.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:24 PM
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I think its like any group of people who have been victimised, they promote their stance. Those boney buggers have hogged the limelight for long enough, its time for us fatties to rule supreme

My actual view is I hate marketing, I hate fashion and how it dictates looks = hierarchy. But I find embracing your figure no matter how it looks liberating, and promoting curves in a couple of pics isn't even gonna make a dent on the amount of YOU MUST BE THIN marketing out there.

I would prefer more effort going into being fit and healthy than looks.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:55 PM
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In college, I started off at 111 lbs and 19% body fat. I was a size 4 (thin waist, but muscular legs and butt). Even so, I was self-conscious of my size. Things happened, and I went through a very rough patch. Controlling what I ate was pretty much the only thing I could control. E en though I was already slim, and well-muscled, and healthy, when I started losing more weight, I started getting compliments on my looks. When I hit 100lbs with 10% body fat, I was deemed "hot". (my lowest weight was 88 lbs, and you could count almost every bone in my body....I will freely admit that I looked gross)

Yet gain enough weight back to get back to a healthy weight of 105, and to many I "let myself go".

13 years, 3 kids, and 50 extra pounds later, I will tell you first hand that society is not kind to those who are not thin. It doesn't matter your age or if you are a mother or not, discrimination runs rampant. You hear it from strangers, you see it in their looks (heaven for I'd anyone over a size 2 eat a burger or something), you hear it from your doctor (thanks to those insurance-based charts), you see it when it comes time to buy clothes....I won't even get into media marketing.

Yes, I'm losing weight to be healthy. But I'm not going to lie and say it's only for health. I'm losing weight because I'm tired of being looked at and talked about and not being able to find clothes that don't scream "I'm fat and trying to hide it!".

This is just the truth of it all right now. Yes, it needs to change. But it won't until being a size 0 is rewarded and being a size 12 is the equivalent of leprosy.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:59 PM
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That last sentence should read:

"But it won't as long as being a size 0 is rewarded and being a size 12 is the equivalent of having leprosy."
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:01 PM
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Curvy women are real women. Skinny women are real women. Women who have had boob jobs or lip enhancements or liposuction are still real women. Women who wear makeup are real women. Size 0 may make no sense mathematically, but a woman who wears that size is as real as the one who wears a size 16. What makes us “real” people is not the shape of our flesh but our basic humanity. And we lose our humanity when we judge –not when we lose weight, gain weight, wear makeup or make the intensely personal decision to undergo cosmetic surgery.

Don't know where this quote is from but it pretty much sums up my feelings about the whole issue.

What makes a person "real" has ZERO to do with.. size, shape, race, sexual orientation, favorite color, favorite disney movie ,left/right handed etc.. and everything to do with YOUR CHARACTER.

In a world where the most important thing women have to offer is how we look.. these kinds of posters/ads make sense.
"Real women have curves" "Real women have pretty eyelashes" "Real women wear high heels" "Real women don't have blemishes"

How about real women have compassion? morals? enthusiasm? kindness? intelligence?

I am all for being healthy and all for healthy personal image, don't get me wrong.
but for women as a whole to be defined as "real" by what we look like is INSULTING.
The fact that there are more news articles about Hilary Clinton's hair cut than what comes out of her mouth is exactly the kind of thing that stems from this crap.

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:06 PM
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I've never felt judged for being at my thinnest or heaviest... well only by myself and trying to uphold some sort of standard. I'm aiming for being healthy. I can be healthy at the weight I am now as I am not overweight by any means. I can be healthy 10lbs heavier or lighter. I try to do better for myself so I can lead an active, healthy life but my pants size does not determine my health.
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