Bullying someone for their weight is something that can stick with them for the rest of their life.According to the reports 94 percent of teenage girls have experienced some form of body shaming.
How often do we see magazines or advertisements constantly offering tips about how to lose weight “in days,” or how to appear slimmer “instantly,” and hide our “imperfections” without having any clue about any of us.Overweight movie and TV characters, time and time again are uses as the base of humour and jokes. Rather than urging women to “fix” themselves and spend loads of time and energy on having this societal definition of the “ideal beauty,” we should help them into healthy lifestyles. The cultural messaging around bodies and weight should be encouraging healthy lifestyles and healthy bodies instead of shaming woman on their body size.
It’s not anyone’s place to shame a person because her figure doesn’t meet someone’s personal (possibly unrealistic) expectations.
Some people may defend themselves body shaming people by saying body shaming will help fat people get motivation to get healthier.However, scientific evidence confirms that nothing could be further from the truth.Instead of motivating people, fat shaming makes them feel terrible about themselves, causing them to eat more and gain more weight .The stigma and discrimination against overweight people cause major psychological harm and worsen the problem .
Body shaming fat people may be fun for others but it may have serious psychological issues on the victim. People who are discriminated against due to weight are at a higher risk of depression and other mental issues. Fat shaming is linked to an increased risk of eating disorders, such as binge eating. This can also reduced self-esteem.Hence body shaming effects people both psychologically and physically .