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How 'Fat Talk' Became A Social Epidemic -- And How You Can Stop It

How 'Fat Talk' Became A Social Epidemic -- And How You Can Stop It

Commented May 27, 2014 at 20:34:11 in Women

“Yeah, isn't every other Disney villain thin? Ursula is the ONLY fat one so that really doesn't work as an example.”
NYC Book Club Goes Topless 'To Make Reading Sexy,' Succeeds (NSFW PHOTOS)

NYC Book Club Goes Topless 'To Make Reading Sexy,' Succeeds (NSFW PHOTOS)

Commented May 6, 2014 at 11:52:09 in Books

“Apparently despite being a co-ed group there's actually only one or two guys in it, according to their website, and they didn't want to be photographed.”
Shocking Number Of Innocent People Sentenced To Death, Study Finds

Shocking Number Of Innocent People Sentenced To Death, Study Finds

Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 11:35:17 in Crime

“Being in jail for a day is hardly the same as being executed. You can't compare what amounts to a minor inconvenience to death.”
Britain's Youngest Parents Are 12 And 13 Years Old

Britain's Youngest Parents Are 12 And 13 Years Old

Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 22:06:12 in Weird News

“Yes, pregnancy and giving birth can be very dangerous for a girl so young.”
Do You Know Why The U.S. Is Actually The Worst?

Do You Know Why The U.S. Is Actually The Worst?

Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 21:56:19 in Politics

“True, but if guns were available their suicide rate might be even higher.”
The Top 12 Cities For Millennials To Live, Work And Play

The Top 12 Cities For Millennials To Live, Work And Play

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 00:27:53 in College

“True about Pittsburgh, rent under $500 isn't hard to find.”
The Top 12 Cities For Millennials To Live, Work And Play

The Top 12 Cities For Millennials To Live, Work And Play

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 00:26:16 in College

“Uh Arlington is not a neighborhood in DC it's in it Virginia and the average rent for a one bedroom apt is $2,000, not $1,353. Also the percentage of people 25-34 living there is 29%, not 15%.”
The 13 Worst Countries To Visit As A Vegan

The 13 Worst Countries To Visit As A Vegan

Commented Mar 23, 2014 at 15:33:52 in Taste

“Yeah, it's easy in Japan as well for that reason - Japanese Buddhists (at least the monks) don't consume animal products, so all the food at temples is vegan.”
9 Things You Didn't Know About American Prostitution

9 Things You Didn't Know About American Prostitution

Commented Mar 15, 2014 at 18:43:21 in Business

“If they're here illegally they have no hope of anything good coming out of a report concerning illegal activities. But depending on the situation, it may not end so badly if their work is at least legal. But, if a person is in the country legally, doing legal work, but has had their documentation confiscated then they've done nothing wrong. If the industry were legal then they would be able to speak to authorities and get back their documentation. (Or at least, they would have less fear in doing so, many workers in that situation in legal industries still fear going to the police but at least they don't have the additional fear of punishment for their work).”
'Paycheck To Paycheck' HBO Doc Shows Us What It's Like To Be A Single Mom In America

'Paycheck To Paycheck' HBO Doc Shows Us What It's Like To Be A Single Mom In America

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 21:26:20 in Divorce

“Yeah, I was confused about that too, I wonder if they switched the numbers and it's 28 million women and 42 million children.”
'Paycheck To Paycheck' HBO Doc Shows Us What It's Like To Be A Single Mom In America

'Paycheck To Paycheck' HBO Doc Shows Us What It's Like To Be A Single Mom In America

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 21:20:47 in Divorce

“It baffles me how people don't seem to realize the people who would suffer the most without help in these situations are the children. Even if their parents did make a stupid mistake it's not fair to punish the children for it.”
9 Things You Didn't Know About American Prostitution

9 Things You Didn't Know About American Prostitution

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 21:08:37 in Business

“The fear is definitely still there though, especially for women who may not be in the country legally or have had their documentation confiscated. The fear of deportation especially is enough to keep workers in any industry quiet no matter how bad their situation is, a tactic their bosses (pimps or otherwise) use to their advantage.”

livesimply on Mar 15, 2014 at 18:26:01

“Then they would still be operating illegally if it were legalized.”
9 Things You Didn't Know About American Prostitution

9 Things You Didn't Know About American Prostitution

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 17:57:35 in Business

“If it were legal they would be able to go to the police for help without fear of being put in prison themselves.”

livesimply on Mar 14, 2014 at 20:29:05

“BTW, I'm in favor of legalization. I just don't think it's going to happen.”

livesimply on Mar 14, 2014 at 20:28:24

“Pretty sure they can anyway. I was on a grand jury and it was all about drugs and prostitution (fun) and they were not trying to get the prostitutes, they were trying to get the people running the "message" parlors.”
9 Things You Didn't Know About American Prostitution

9 Things You Didn't Know About American Prostitution

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 17:56:11 in Business

“I imagine the variation in pay for the women involved is much greater than the pimps, possibly from as little as $10/hr to tens or even hundreds of thousands for the high-end escorts. But I don't think I've ever seen any studies on how much straight men or LGBT people make, that would be interesting.”
Facebook Adds New Gender Options

Facebook Adds New Gender Options

Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 17:49:00 in Technology

“Is there a list somewhere of all 50 terms?”
CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 21:06:58 in Business

“CVS doesn't sell any alcohol in PA.”
14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 16:55:31 in Women

“Equating size 0 with a small child is offensive. And of course it's not ok to shame fat people. Shaming fat people is wrong. Shaming thin people is wrong. Body shaming, in any form, is wrong. Acknowledging that it is wrong to shame people for having thin bodies in absolutely no way suggests that it is ok to shame people for having fat bodies. BOTH are not ok.

Size 0 is also definitely not the same size as a 6-year-old, so that documentary had incorrect information. Compare: (Measurements taken from The Gap's size charts, though there is variation among brands it's not significant.)

Size 0, "Regular" size
Chest: 32.5"
Waist: 24.5"
Hips: 35.5"

6-year-old, "Regular" size
Chest: 25-26"
Waist: 22.5"
Hips: 26.5"”
14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 19:23:37 in Women

“Yes, you're right, "overeating" is not the diagnosis - the disorders are Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating Disorder, and Bulimia, and can also include ED-NOS. Either way, the point was that eating disorders can lead to both eating too little and eating too much, but there are more people with the latter type. It wasn't a "fear mongering" statement, just a statement of fact. Eating disorders are mental illnesses, and should be treated no different from physical illnesses - as such, people who are overweight due to an eating disorder are no different from people who are overweight due to a thyroid disorder, etc. It is not a negative judgement, if that is how you interpreted it. I don't know what you're referring to by "supporting my argument", though, since my argument is that 1. Both very small and very large bodies can be healthy and 2. There is a size society considers to be too small.

Size zero is certainly not the same size as a 6-year-old, and it's offensive to suggest that it is. Outside of the US, especially in East Asia, it is a common size. In the US, size 0 is actually equivalent to size 3/4 from the 1960s and 70s, and is only known as "0" today due to vanity sizing. Size 0 is of course not attainable for everyone, but it is still a real, healthy size.”

Jackie Yoshi on Feb 4, 2014 at 15:34:22

“So it's offensive to point out thin people having body issues, but it's okay to shame fat people for having larger bodies? The info I got about size zero was from a documentary about the pressure to be thin, I guess they must have been offensive to suggest accepting thin bodies as the only correct bodies to have lead to starvation eating disorders.”
20 Percent Of Pet Owners Are Terrible People, Would Rather Give Up Cuddles Than Smartphones

20 Percent Of Pet Owners Are Terrible People, Would Rather Give Up Cuddles Than Smartphones

Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 14:44:00 in Healthy Living

“I wonder what kind of animals the people who chose their phone have. Assuming not seeing their pet doesn't mean the pet wont be cared for, if their pet was a fish that's not so terrible (At least, I'm not aware of fish missing their people). But my cats and I miss each other after just a weekend apart!”
14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 15:34:37 in Women

“For most women, size 0-6 would just involve healthy eating and exercise habits. But obviously thinness doesn't always equal healthy, regardless. Thinness can be the result of eating disorders, drug use, or disease. Likewise, fatness can also be caused by eating disorders, drug use, and disease (overeating is the most common eating disorder). But genetics plays a big role in body size and both ends can also be completely natural and healthy. But even if was impossible for most women to be that size without starvation, it's irrelevant to the issue that there is a size society deems "too thin" and there is no thin privilege associated with it.”

Jackie Yoshi on Feb 1, 2014 at 02:51:53

“Really, overeating is the most common eating disorder? Oh, I'm sure it seems that way since you've just taken one aspect of eating disorders, the one that supports your argument, and neglected to realize overeating is a symptom not a mental illness.

Binge eating disorder is a mental illness, a symptom of that is overeating. Bulimia is a mental illness, it also has overeating as a symptom. When you use a symptom as an example of an eating disorder, you are overgeneralizing. Just as saying a runny nose is a disease, and ignoring it is a symptom of several diseases that may cause it. It's a result based correlation, not causation.

Next time you choose to throw a random fear mongering statement about fat people, do your research. You'll find in most cases it's oversimplifying a complex situation. It is impossible for most women to achieve the fashionable body size of an 6 year old child by the way, which is around the size that size zero is.”
14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

Commented Dec 28, 2013 at 20:21:25 in Women

“They're not. The "beauty ideal" size is generally 0-6, not below 00.”

Jackie Yoshi on Jan 1, 2014 at 10:04:45

“For most women to become size 0-6 would involve self starvation. Do you think it's healthy for women to starve themselves? If not, then you admit thinness doesn't always equal healthy. In many cases it's a result of eating disorders like Anorexia, or what apparently is the new healthy.”
14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

Commented Dec 21, 2013 at 16:29:40 in Women

“I do feel that pressure, yes absolutely. My size does not even exist in adult clothing stores, and there is a very strong emphasis in society and the media on the importance of having "curves" and large breasts, etc. Being told I need to gain weight, and would look "so much better" if I did by friends, family, strangers, and doctors, is a very common occurrence. Very thin women are seen as disgusting, and assumed to be drug addicts or to have eating disorders, and the pressure to gain weight in order to be "acceptable" is very real. I fully admit that overall overweight and especially obese people DO have it worse, but size privilege simply does not apply to everyone who is not fat.”

Jackie Yoshi on Dec 23, 2013 at 21:41:56

“Interesting. If this is true why are extremely thin women marketed as the beauty ideal?”
14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 16:02:29 in Women

“For people like myself who are smaller than 00, the answer is YES to all of those questions. That's the point.”

Jackie Yoshi on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:23:59

“I see, so do you find yourself constantly pressured by society and the media to have a fatter body? Are you targeted by weight gain organizations?”
14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

14 Painful Examples Of Everyday Fat-Shaming

Commented Dec 17, 2013 at 18:56:30 in Women

“There is no such thing as "thin privilege". "Average-size privilege" yes, "Attractive privilege" absolutely. But "thin privilege"? No. Everything that people use to attempt to define thin privilege - not being judged by your weight, not being assumed to be unhealthy, being able to eat anything without judgement, being able to easily find clothes that fit, etc - simply do not exist for people who are smaller than size 00 (a size that people, just like people on the plus-sized end, can be while in excellent health as well as due to medical conditions). In order to have any reasonable discussion on size-related privilege it is important that people recognize this. Size privilege does exist, but it covers a specific size range that society has deemed "acceptable" and does not apply to anyone who is simply "not fat".”

Jackie Yoshi on Dec 18, 2013 at 01:41:59

“When you go to your doctor, are you assumed to be unhealthy? Do people feel they can come up to you in public and investigate your shopping cart, to then feel entitled to discuss what's in it and how it affects your health? Do people yell names at you while running or walking down the street? If your answer is no to any of these, you have thin privilege.”

Matthew Millett on Dec 17, 2013 at 21:48:44

“Privledge is earned. ALL of them, including racial ones, whether legitimate or not, those with privileged or perceived bias have been deemed overtime to be a certain way by the collective actions of similar people. If there were no similarities, or if these things were patently false the majority of the time no such correlation would remain. The simple fact is that healthy people are better looking, have more energy, are more adaptable, require less resources, and are overall better applicants than someone of equal credentials but is diseased with obesity. Fat people are a walking talking health risk, that is a fact, whether it is right or not is up for debate, but in this case, this privilege is completely fair and to attempt to remove it would be to punish some people for taking care of themselves while rewarding unhealthy behavior for others.”
What It's Like To Be Divorced By 26

What It's Like To Be Divorced By 26

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 14:52:00 in Divorce

“That was the beginning for me - love at 17, marriage at 21 - but I divorced at 25. I wish now I had never married in the first place, but I'm glad it didn't last longer!”
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