- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2015
I also think people don’t quite get thin shaming on this thread. It’s really not just people going “eat a burger” that would be like saying fat shaming is just someone saying “go on a diet” it goes way way further then that. When I was thin I was called disgusting, vile, revolting and that no man would ever want me by other women that’s just the stuff I remember there were loads of comments about eating a burger and snarky side comments that all blend in to one. When I was fat I got called fat, fatass ect a few times and had lots of looks and tuts and people having not so quiet conversations about me that they “didn’t think I’d hear” but it was never as out and out nasty as the thin shaming. The thin shaming was a lot more personal and nasty. It would be more subtle when people were sober but if I went on a night out women could get horrible! I think thin shaming is being massively down played that it’s small little comments when often it isn’t and that’s why I view it as equal. We aren’t talking about the odd comments about burgers and salads this is more about the really personal digs people make. That’s proper shaming to me.
All in all, what a bizarre experience!! I would just avoid her in general. She seems like a loose cannon. Never know when she’s gonna run to HR bc you looked at her while sipping water while she was drinking dr pepper.
Any update bee? Did you decide to bring up this issue with HR?
Reading all these posts made me realise how lucky I am to have never experienced any body shaming. Some bees have shared stories which reveal how mean some people can be, and I feel very sort for them. I myself was both very skinny and slightly chubby (when I obviously felt like I was super fat), and no one ever made me feel bad about my weight. Apart from my mother who actually told me I was fat when my BMI was underweight, but this was such a stupid comment that I just brushed it off.
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