Hey! I have a question and you're the only person I could think of to ask... Why is it that tumblr (not everyone, just in general) praises people who protest against being underweight (in an unhealthy way) but shames anyone who praises people who protest against being overweight (in an unhealthy way). I am genuinely confused. Maybe there's something I'm missing? Please explain to the best of your ability :D Thank you!
theres a general consensus that promotion of being underweight and shaming overweightness is pushing someone towards an unhealthy societal pressure, and that promotion of being overweight is an act of dismantling that societal constraint, which in theory is great.
in actuality though, things are a lot less clear than that. i know countless people who’s natural figures lean more towards one of those extremes, and the shaming of either one of them can cause tremendous self consciousness.
as well as that factor, people do need to take into consideration that some of these situations do warrant actual medical concern. i’m not a doctor and i don’t intend to act like i know more than i do, so i’m not a person who can say which situations where, but i know that thats definitely something thats occurring.
i guess what i’m trying to say is that people tend to see it in a very binary fashion, with only one extreme being “good”. that being said, even people who accept all weights and sizes sometimes fall prey to being ignorant to when someone’s weight is actually medically worrying and shouldn’t just be blindly accepted.
its a very contradictory issue.
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