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Body Positive Movement - For or against?

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  • vanityy99vanityy99 Posts: 745Member Member Posts: 745Member Member
    I usually skip over long posts because attention span but I can read magnesthenerds posts all day boi. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • ccruz985ccruz985 Posts: 640Member Member Posts: 640Member Member
    People often confuse body positivity and fat acceptance. They're not the same. Being positive about your body when you are healthy and taking care of yourself is one thing. Refusing to admit you have bad habits and deciding to stay the way you are instead of fixing them is something else entirely. Although people love to use 'health issues' as an excuse, the reality is that a vast majority of obese people are NOT obese due to medical issues and ones that are are the exception, not the rule. I used be over 300lbs, I'm not blind to what it is to be obese and how hard the journey is.
  • gatamadrizgatamadriz Posts: 61Member Member Posts: 61Member Member
    The problem with this whole debate for me is, why should body positivity only be allowed for people who are in shape? Will you deny people who are not up to your fitness standards to feel good about their bodies? When you feel good about your body you tend to take better care of yourself, you build self esteem that can help you better your fitness level.
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 2,964Member Member Posts: 2,964Member Member
    gatamadriz wrote: »
    The problem with this whole debate for me is, why should body positivity only be allowed for people who are in shape? Will you deny people who are not up to your fitness standards to feel good about their bodies? When you feel good about your body you tend to take better care of yourself, you build self esteem that can help you better your fitness level.

    Was anyone saying that body positivity is/should only be allowed for people who are in shape? Most of what I've read here, outside of the subtopic about privilege, is a few people saying that body positivity isn't just about weight a handful of other people stating that fat people should be able to not hate their bodies (which is different to me than making the decision to lose weight - and also assumes that the only reason why fat people would hate their bodies is due to their size), and a bunch of people saying that body positivity is bad because people shouldn't be fat/being fat is unhealthy/we should be accommodating fat people/[enter in X negative thing about being overweight here]. There's also a small group who have mentioned that people can be severely underweight for various reasons as well.
  • jenilla1jenilla1 Posts: 9,509Member Member Posts: 9,509Member Member
    Cahgetsfit wrote: »
    ...overall people DO need to look at their HEALTH and WELLBEING. Not just being comfortable in a skimpy swimsuit. Coz if you go and have a heart attack tomorrow you won't have a chance to rock your bikini the day after.

    Love it! :D
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 3,321Member Member Posts: 3,321Member Member
    aokoye wrote: »
    gatamadriz wrote: »
    The problem with this whole debate for me is, why should body positivity only be allowed for people who are in shape? Will you deny people who are not up to your fitness standards to feel good about their bodies? When you feel good about your body you tend to take better care of yourself, you build self esteem that can help you better your fitness level.

    Was anyone saying that body positivity is/should only be allowed for people who are in shape? Most of what I've read here, outside of the subtopic about privilege, is a few people saying that body positivity isn't just about weight a handful of other people stating that fat people should be able to not hate their bodies (which is different to me than making the decision to lose weight - and also assumes that the only reason why fat people would hate their bodies is due to their size), and a bunch of people saying that body positivity is bad because people shouldn't be fat/being fat is unhealthy/we should be accommodating fat people/[enter in X negative thing about being overweight here]. There's also a small group who have mentioned that people can be severely underweight for various reasons as well.

    I thought it was possibly a response to the post immediately above it? But who knows, this whole discussion is frustrating.
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 2,964Member Member Posts: 2,964Member Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    aokoye wrote: »
    gatamadriz wrote: »
    The problem with this whole debate for me is, why should body positivity only be allowed for people who are in shape? Will you deny people who are not up to your fitness standards to feel good about their bodies? When you feel good about your body you tend to take better care of yourself, you build self esteem that can help you better your fitness level.

    Was anyone saying that body positivity is/should only be allowed for people who are in shape? Most of what I've read here, outside of the subtopic about privilege, is a few people saying that body positivity isn't just about weight a handful of other people stating that fat people should be able to not hate their bodies (which is different to me than making the decision to lose weight - and also assumes that the only reason why fat people would hate their bodies is due to their size), and a bunch of people saying that body positivity is bad because people shouldn't be fat/being fat is unhealthy/we should be accommodating fat people/[enter in X negative thing about being overweight here]. There's also a small group who have mentioned that people can be severely underweight for various reasons as well.

    I thought it was possibly a response to the post immediately above it? But who knows, this whole discussion is frustrating.

    Ah yeah maybe. I'm posting with an "I have a cold brain" so I may have missed that. Either way, I agree - this whole discussion is very frustrating. Also very telling.
    edited October 3
  • jalapenos6000jalapenos6000 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Posts: 9,882Member Member Posts: 9,882Member Member
    gatamadriz wrote: »
    The problem with this whole debate for me is, why should body positivity only be allowed for people who are in shape? Will you deny people who are not up to your fitness standards to feel good about their bodies? When you feel good about your body you tend to take better care of yourself, you build self esteem that can help you better your fitness level.

    I think that is the exact opposite of what people see as the body positivity movement
  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Posts: 797Member Member Posts: 797Member Member
    vanityy99 wrote: »
    I usually skip over long posts because attention span but I can read magnesthenerds posts all day boi. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    😳 Thanks, though I'm surprised, I wouldn't want to read my own posts.😆
  • krissajaneekrissajanee Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Body positivity is great, but not to the extremes where obese women says to little girls that it’s ok to be big and beautiful. I’m not judgemental, but it’s not right to shove candies and sit down on video games, or whatever all day long. It’s not promoting positive, it’s promoting laziness, and unethical eating (such as over eating)
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Posts: 9,624Member Member Posts: 9,624Member Member
    What is unethical eating?
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