Fat should not be applied as a derogatory term. It is simply one of the thousands of words that consitute the English vocabulary. It should not be imposed as a stigma; it should not imply a negative connotation. Fat is an adjective, just like the words nice, pretty, bright, dark, and yes, thin. I can’t comprehend why most of the public have taken to glorifying the thin and ostracizing the fat. The media can only do so much to brainwash. On the other hand, I do not understand why people feel the need to be more sensitive towards offending those who are bigger-built. What has brought about the need to sugarcoat such terms as “fat,” “bulky” and “round” with more “socially acceptable” ones? In my opinion, doing so only emphasizes the bias between the two. Both fat and thin represent the human figure, and in turn deserve equal amounts of respect.
There really isn’t much of a difference between fat and thin, they are both modifiers, they are two distinct types of body shapes. They might be on the opposite ends of a pole, but that does not put either one of them at a higher end. There is no right or wrong between the two, except I guess an unhealthy lifestyle. Such a lifestyle may apply to both spheres mind you, so do not take pride in the fact that you eat whatever you want without any restrain because you are well on your way to obesity and coronary heart disease, which is not something to brag about. Likewise, there is nothing commendable with starving yourself and depriving your body of nourishment for the sake of pre-determined social standards. Basically, both fat and thin have their pros and cons, what matters most is striking a healthy balance.
Ultimately, it all boils down to one’s individual preference. Whether you choose to maintain a slender or curvy figure is entirely up to you. Do not let the media, models, your friends, your schoolmates, your mom, or bullies, sway your decision. The essence of humanity lies the liberty to make your own decisions and to uphold principles that matter to you the most.
What’s wrong with this photo? NOTHING. They’re all beautiful. Period.