My take on casual Body-Shaming around Us
“Damn girl, you overeat. Slow down, maybe?”
Okay. Thank you for your opinion. But do I need it? No.
I have body issues, but everybody does. When you realize that everybody does that — even the people that I consider flawless — then you can start to live with the way you are.” -Taylor Swift.
It’s high time we begin to realize that body-shaming is no joke. While western countries have accepted the fact, countries like India refuse to accept that. Even today, we can see people casually comment about someone’s weight and think it’s normal to do so. ‘Aye moti’ is one of the most common of them all. I can continue about the slangs but let us not talk rather.
But how long are we going to ignore these? These will continue to be trending until we raise our voice against it. And guess what? We need to.
One may not understand what the other feels when they body-shame them. Body shaming can affect the victim mentally, causes depression, suicidal thoughts and eating disorders. And don’t get me to where mental illness can take. Someone poking them to stop eating, exercising, or giving many unwanted advances makes the victim self-conscious and drives them to several disorders mentioned above.
I start with you; let’s take a pledge to STOP body shaming others today.
Written By – Leeshmakrishna Manoj
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