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    For me, the worst of it is the way that society classifies things.

    For instance, do you guys remember the "plus size" model on America's Next Top Model a season or two ago? Here's a refresher image.

    All this does is tell perfectly healthy, attractive girls that they are plus size. This causes them to go to great lengths to lose extreme and unhealthy amounts of weight.

    It's sickening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdooper View Post
    For me, the worst of it is the way that society classifies things.

    For instance, do you guys remember the "plus size" model on America's Next Top Model a season or two ago? Here's a refresher image.

    All this does is tell perfectly healthy, attractive girls that they are plus size. This causes them to go to great lengths to lose extreme and unhealthy amounts of weight.

    It's sickening.
    Oh I remember her. And i actually have the same body type as the plus sized model in the "whale and mermaid" post. AND i always hated that they were called "plus size" It makes you feel terrible for having the tiniest amount of fat where it could be seen by the human eye. I still have to tell myself that just because I don't have muscle definition in my arms or I can't really see my collarbones yet doesn't mean that I'm fat. I agree that shit is damaging to us "medium" size wearing girls

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    if only more people were as ambivalent and/or uncaring about what other people do with their bodies as i am

    someone is 500+ lbs and wants to take a glamor shot? i don't give a sht

    someone is <100lbs and wants to take a glamor shot? i don't give a sht

    it's a very zen way of going through life
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdooper View Post
    For me, the worst of it is the way that society classifies things.

    For instance, do you guys remember the "plus size" model on America's Next Top Model a season or two ago? Here's a refresher image.

    All this does is tell perfectly healthy, attractive girls that they are plus size. This causes them to go to great lengths to lose extreme and unhealthy amounts of weight.

    It's sickening.
    I cannot believe THIS woman is a PLUS SIZE model! This makes my blood boil. Cripes. I mean... she looks beautiful. I see no flub or fat rolls. I don't see her bones either. She's beautiful. This is a very skewed vision of "plus size."
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    She's a plus size model and looks like what a gorgeous woman SHOULD look like.

    Years ago they had an exhibit in the art gallery on campus. Photos of concentration camp women in Poland. They looked identical to models today.
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    I can see beauty in these crazy obese women. Some of them would be completely stunning if they lost 300 pounds.

    And 34H?! I don't know how to follow that without disrespecting someone other than to say "Holy awesome!"

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    I think it's odd that there are accusations of fat shaming. I've seen just one comment on this thread that I felt was truly hateful. Most of us commented first that we were overweight ourselves, and my concerns were (about the fat women) that their size would truly affect their quality of life as well as their health and I listed individual areas where I am positive they are affected. The skinny women- those women are anorexic and probably won't live long if they don't seek help, that's a mental illness.

    The bottom line is that there's a difference between realistically addressing the problems associated with obesity (and in this case, morbid obesity) and fat shaming. I don't believe anyone should be bullied, but neither do I think that fat acceptance should go so far as to ignore the obvious risks and the way it affects quality of life. When you get rashes in between your skin folds, can't wipe your bottom because you can reach it, can't go out with friends because you can't fit in a booth and a chair won't support you, can't fly because you can't walk down the aisle of an airplane let alone fit in a seat, can't drive because you can't fit behind a steering wheel, etc. these are real issues and ignoring them in the name of "fat acceptance" is ludicrous. People that heavy need compassionate assistance, not just acceptance.
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    I looked mostly at their eyes. No one looked happy, at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdooper View Post
    For me, the worst of it is the way that society classifies things.

    For instance, do you guys remember the "plus size" model on America's Next Top Model a season or two ago? Here's a refresher image.

    All this does is tell perfectly healthy, attractive girls that they are plus size. This causes them to go to great lengths to lose extreme and unhealthy amounts of weight.

    It's sickening.

    I'm the size of a "plus size model." The ones hired to advertise for Lane Bryant, where I don't shop because the clothes are 3 sizes too big. That never ceases to astound me.

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