Discrimination against fat hurts all of us. As this article points out, it’s a form of judgment that we don’t even realize we are doing to ourselves and others. It particularly hurts our daughters and other girls who pick up body size insecurities from these judgments.
In my dieting days I was the queen of what I know now are microaggressions. I was so obsessed with my weight and eating that I couldn’t see how discussing that could hurt others. To any of my old friends reading this, know I’m sorry.
And for the rest of you, take this opportunity to think about your judgments – both blatant and subtle – about your own weight and the weight of others. It’s not helping anyone, yourself included.