Over the Christmas break, I uploaded a picture on my personal facebook account and a random person from nowhere had something to say about how I look. In his bid to advise me to loose weight or stay healthy(not that I'm not) , he insulted me or rather shamed my body and ended up advertising a slimming product to me on my facebook page. How cheap, I thought. I of course told him I love my body, I'm happy with how I look and I did not need any slimming product of any sort.
People in their bid to help or give advise end up insulting or shaming the person here by making the person see the worst of themselves. Body shaming comes in the most minute way. In a society like ours where people don't bridle their tongue and say whatever they want whenever they want body shaming is experienced every day by people who do not have the bodies that are regarded as the standard of beauty.
Classical examples of body shaming are
"hahaha! judging by how fat you are, no one will marry you oooo!"
"I'm curious, what does it feel like being short?"
You can't convince someone to loose weight, it has to be willingly. Have you ever noticed that no matter how hard you talk to person that don't make an effort to shake that fat off, well that's because they are in denial or they just don't need it. When they are ready they will loose weight so calm down.
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