With the whole 'Say no to size zero!' debate and songs like Big Girls by Mika.

Fair enough - Overweight people shouldn't feel bad because they're not skinny. But it's basically saying now 'if your not curvy enough you're ugly.'

How is that going to help someone who's anorexic? Or someone who's naturally skinny? Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Are skinny people getting more and more and discriminated against?
With the whole `Say no to size zero!` debate and songs like Big Girls by Mika.

Fair enough - Overweight people shouldn`t feel bad because they`re not skinny. But it`s basically saying now `if your not curvy enough you`re ugly.`

How is that going to help someone who`s anorexic? Or someone who`s naturally skinny?


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13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 2:59:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, fat people are still way more discriminated against
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 3:01:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think both skinny, borderline-anorexic people and fat borderline-whales are equally discriminated against. And I hate how fat people are called 'curvy'.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 3:11:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Curvy when refered to women usually means a woman with big hips and big breast - Not neccesarily fat.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 4:45:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think skinny nor FAT people get as discriminated against as people who are slightly overweight. Then people think it's OK to constantly point it out, like "look at that gut" or "look at that big ass!"

To be honest, I'd rather be told to eat a hamburger and be accused of having an eating disorder because at least will power is a GOOD quality.

Fat people are still accused of being lazy and sloppy.

Then, like I said, they have some of us (like myself) who aren't fat enough yet TOO fat, if that makes any sense. I can admit I can stand to lose a few, but being reminded constantly by people really upsets me. I'm not showing off my body, yet I'm not going to wear a tent, and I'm still VERY far from plus-sized.

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 4:46:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think our bodies process things different ways, and we end up the way we are not only through choice, but to some degree because that is how we were meant to be. I eat the same as a friend of mine, in fact he may eat more, and he is super thin, while I am... well not super thin lol. So does that make him a bad person? No. Does it make me a bad person? I think image has very little to do with what we are really like.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 4:48:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
And to be honest, I really do envy the will power of anorexics. I wish I could reduce my 600 calorie diet a day to none.

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 5:51:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd say that very few people look at skinny people with the disgust and scorn that overweight people have to deal with every day. Even if it's a bone thin, clearly anorexic person, they receive more pity and even "you must have amazing will power" jealousy than outright "look at that disgusting slob" loathing.

I do hate the whole "real women have curves" thing, though. Some women -- like me -- are naturally skinny with small boobs and hips and no matter how much we eat* we can't magically make them appear; it's just the way we're built. And to say we're not "real women" because of it is extremely insulting.

*and I eat a LOT... I literally eat twice as much as my mom - who is overweight - eats, and I get lectured (sometimes by her o.O but more often by complete strangers) for "not eating enough"

anyway, sorry about length and ranting :P

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 5:57:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
A lot of the models I see recently are skinny. I don't see evidence that there discrimination against that body type is increasing.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 7:04:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I honestly have to say yes. A lot of naturally skinny people get labeled with a eating disorder.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 7:26:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/18/2007 7:04:20 PM horizon19917 wrote:
I honestly have to say yes. A lot of naturally skinny people get labeled with a eating disorder.

But see, they get *sympathy*. Fat people are looked at with disgust.

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 7:46:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
They're both discriminated against. Though, some people are still stuck on the 'skinny is hott' trend.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 8:21:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Are you serious? They're being catered to, not descriminated against.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 8:40:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
*sniff* Yes... I get called toothpick and twig all the time, and people always claim I'm anorexic. *sniff*
As a naturally thin girl, I know I have it good--not because I'm prettier by any means (I'm not), but because I'm not discriminated against. People are constantly telling me they're jealous or whatever, which kinda makes me feel bad, because I didn't ask to be skinny, but... I know it's not a bad thing.
I'm also lucky in the sense that I have hips. Like, actual hips. :P They're hot mutha f*cka.
...
Sorry. I don't know where that came from.
But no. I don't think so.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 9:37:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well it's about bloody time! It's been open season on fat people for decades.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 10:31:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I sort of thought it was the other way around.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 11:37:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have a few friends that are naturally very thin, and people always say things to them about being anorexic. It really gets to them because they can't help how they are built.
Just as a side note, they can eat like nobody's business. Keep the Oreos hidden!
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 12:35:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
i think there is one too many 'ands' in there
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 12:45:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. Anyone who believes this needs a swift kick to the nether regions.

Thin girls will ALWAYS be given priority over overweight or even average girls.

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 2:39:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. There are so many jokes about overweight people, that now it is being turned around and its thought of as okay to stab at thin people. Like Nicole Richie for example. It is never okay to accuse someone of having an eating disorder just because they are thin. Way too many times people have said I am underweight and anorexic and its meanhearted. Those that do are not thinking that everyone is built differently-some people are bigger, some are smaller.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 4:18:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, not really...

Although I do get annoyed by people who seem to think the only possible way someone could be a size 0 is by being anorexic.

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 4:21:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
I saw someone in the paper said that girls under size 10 shouldn't be allowed to be models!! so much for equal rights
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 6:03:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
80% of my state is overweight, I wonder what the percentage is for those of us that are underweight.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 6:18:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Abopromiscuous trollopely NOT.

Fatties are still WAY more discriminated against than skinnies.

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 1:39:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm naturally skinny and I hate the comments such as "don't turn sideways, you'll disappear" and my friends poking my stomach and telling me to eat. It means I'm stuffing so much food that I really can't normally manage into myself just because I feel the need to prove that I can't help the way I am.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 3:17:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Actually, the question asks if skinny people are getting more discriminated not are the getting more discriminated against than people who are over-weight.


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