“I’m not a fat lazy cow.”
Why do some individuals always use “fat” as an insult towards women? It is sad when those insulting have to use the word “fat” as their weapon. Truth is that fat insults are just as pathetic as racist insults. When a person is overweight they become an easy target for insults. Women seem to be vulnerable to fat insults even if they are moderately overweight.
When we are insulted, we tend to tell ourselves that this treatment will stop when we lose weight. Truth is those insulting would just find another fault to make fun of. People will always be judgmental, and there is no changing that.
A portion of society seems to think that when a person is overweight that it is self-inflicted. People associate heavy people, with those who do nothing, but stuff their face. The next time you see an overweight person, don’t automatically assume their weight is self-inflicted. Don’t stereotype them about being overweight with thoughts that they must eat way too much. Little do you know, but they might eat less than you.
Losing weight is not an easy thing to do despite what you may think. Overweight people are not lazy. It is not that we don’t know when to leave the table. It is not just a matter of motivation. I for one have hypothyroid. Many hypothyroid patients struggle with an inability to lose weight.
You don’t know why a person is overweight. Society has become too judgmental of overweight people.
Do you feel yourself extremely judgmental of those who are overweight? As a person who is considered overweight, what have you done to overcome stereotypes and prejudice?
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