Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fat-Shaming, Body Image and a Culture of Dehumanization

Cross-posted at Liberty's Spirit

The Oscar-winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence, has come under attack for saying that calling someone
“fat” on television should be illegal. She makes the point that there are regulations that prohibit the use of many different kinds of words and relegates different types of programming to different times of day in order to protect children, so why not regulate the word “fat.” She was discussing the problem of “fat shaming,” body image, anorexia and the defeminization of the female body by modern society. The idea that little girls should NOT be made ashamed of their curves is an important idea and one that we actually should be talking about. And yes she was putting the blame on Hollywood, where she is considered a “fat actress.”

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