Being More Folks Favorable and Fat Shaming Dilemmas

FKK Educational Bit About Fat Shaming And Being People Positive:
“Individuals positive,” based on our world view, is about not judging an individual based on anything but the way they act. Below you’ll see an interaction that took place last night on the Naturist Portal Facebook wall. However , before you read it, I would love to simply make a few points quite clear
The FKK folks favorable outlook is one of acceptance. Do we see those who are overweight or underweight? Yes. But it is not our place to judge these folks. First of all, every person differs, and everyone has health issues. We don’t know this history, we also don’t know what this individual is doing as a way to live a healthy life.
By jumping to judgement, folks presume that they understand what that man has been through and what physical issues they’ve been driven to handle. Also, the well-being of a person cannot be measured in pounds or inches.
Individuals Favorable Fat Shaming
The USA is, for the most part, a free state. People have the right to select how exactly to lead their lives, and if they’re happy then they’re doing a good job. So that you can see the person for who they are, individuals need to look past the outward appearances and see the individual for who they actually are.
Sensitivity to other individuals is a major focus of the people favorable approach we take at FKK. We do not consider that offering advice on sensitive or private issues unless an individual asks for an opinion. But if asked, we believe in telling that person just what you think.
All of us need to feel accepted – it’s human nature. One negative opinion (even with fair good intentions at heart) could have a long lasting profound effect on someone’s body image and general mind. I mention general mind since I am interested in being clear our folks favorable prognosis does not begin or end with body image and weight.
The individuals favorable ideal applies to many different facets of life and human interaction. Bullying is an excellent example of that cannot and should not be endured. Intimidation will not need certainly to mean physically attacking someone and causing bodily injury. A comment could leave scars that last a life and this is something we usually do not approve of and honestly do not take.
Our members are expected to act and interact in a respectful manner. Occasionally people might unknowingly say things or act in techniques could have negative repercussions. In such scenarios we expect those individuals to express some sort of genuine remorse (particularly since the the comments weren’t intended to be hurtful). Saying sorry is in no way a display of weakness; if anything, it is a show of moral and ethical stature.
Online and offline we urge folks to think of the repercussions of what they say and how they say it. Realizing that our actions influence others is the first step to becoming a folks favorable and cultured society.
And without further ado, here is the post that began it, followed by the conversation (I removed people’ names as needed for privacy concerns).
We shared a connection to photographer Jose Ferreira’s series, “Body Language”
Brian Anthony Kraemer: I do not think that is lovely. If I found a bluebird or a butterfly or a squirrel or some other species of creature that corpulent I ‘dn’t believe it was wonderful either. That girl needs to get on an all plants-established diet (vegan) and keep up her walking along the shoreline.
“Mr.Y” Answers: Just how do you know she does not already do all that ?
Felicity Jones Remarks: Brian, one of the bases of the FKK value system is that it’s not our place to judge what somebody looks like, irrespective of how big or small they might be. Opinions like yours can go a ways as much as damaging that individual’s self-esteem and self-image. Truthfully, such comments are completely unacceptable. Stephen additionally makes a good point.
Research has shown that many overweight people don’t eat any differently from thin people, and size is frequently not an exact measure of how healthy a person is. (You can be a thin person who eats nothing but junk food & never exercises!) You do not understand this woman, her background, her genes, her diet or exercise regimen, so don’t presume to know what is best for her health and well-being. Why don’t we reiterate, it’s not your place nor ours to judge or make medical recommendations.
“Mr.Z” Opinions: I agree with Nudist Portal but I will say that it is tough to find the balance between fighting obesity/promoting a healthy weight and also not judging individuals. I’d never say anything to offend anyone, but WHAT’S the appropriate way to boost a healthy weight without offending corpulent people or boosting sex?
Felicity Answers: “Mr.Z”, what anyone can do is have a healthy lifestyle and lead by example. But other than that we should accept them. And essentially just offer help or guidance if they ask you for it. It is offensive to impose your own notions of how that individual should alter their body or lifestyle, especially if you don’t understand the person’s medical history.
To be proactive, you can even write and talk about it, bring up the dilemma, and raise awareness. (But it ain’t easy and you’ve to be dedicated!) That is an excellent post on this particular matter: ‘What’s Wrong With Fat Shaming? Fat shaming ought to be self explanatory, but it is really kind of tricky to’ [click here to see the entire post]
Brian Anthony Kraemer Answers: I understand my words aren’t politically correct, but I don’t believe the argument that this is healthy. Give me one example of any species on the planet other than human beings who are grossly overweight and still have the ability to congratulate each other on how amazing they’re. If the woman pictured has some form of thyroid imbalance or other uncommon physical issue that makes being corpulent a essential, then her attempts to do the best she can with what she is got, and her effort to beat it, is beautiful, but I will not say the obesity is amazing.
If someone’s face is horrifically marred by injury or disorder, he may be inwardly amazing, his nature, his delight and happiness and strength of character may be delightful, but I am not going to set a photo of his awful look on Facebook and entitle it, “Some lovely pictures.”
Felicity: Brian, the point we were trying to make is about not judging another individual depending on their look / size. It is *not* about whether you believe it’s “beautiful” or not. You’re entitled for your own view about the beauty of any piece of art, or what you consider appealing in an individual, as is everyone. But judging & fat shaming are distinct, and do not do any good for anyone.
What do you think of the “people positive” outlook? Fat shaming? Have you ever experienced Fat Shaming or almost any Body Shaming? What did you do about it?
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Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and of Naturist Portal.