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It isn’t our bodies that are the targets of shame, it’s us as a whole. #stopit

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Body shaming, a term that has become all too popular recently because humans are obsessed with appearances. We create these standards that we must live up to and then ridicule those same standards when we realize that they are unattainable. We criticize the way that others look but then shame them when they do the same to us. We have separated ourselves into categories based on the way we look. It’s fat against fit and it is wrong.

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There are so many negative comments about overweight people on the internet. While some of these comments come from mean-spirited people, others think fat shaming will motivate overweight folks to lose weight.

It's a sad but fact: Fat shaming is everywhere. Now, there's evidence it can do more than damage self-confidence -- it may also have serious health consequences.

A new study found that overweight women who believe negative messages about their bodies are at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes than those who maintain a more positive body image.

Fat shaming involves criticizing and harassing overweight people about their weight or eating, to make them feel ashamed of themselves.

In most of cases, the people who do this are skinny. They have never had to struggle with a weight problem themselves and don't understand what it is like.

There are entire communities on the internet where people gather to make fun of overweight people. Often it turns into downright group harassment.

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Fat shaming triggers overeating

Fat shaming does NOT motivate people, but makes them feel terrible about themselves and actually causes them to eat more and gain more weight

Comments like ‘I think you’ve packed on pounds’ or ‘You shouldn’t eat that chocolate’ can trigger feelings of sadness and guilt. And how do most people deal with these feelings? If you guessed eating, you’re right.

In a study of 93 women, overweight women were found to consume more calories than, that who are of normal weight.

In another study, this time in 73 overweight women, those who watched a stigmatizing video ate 3 times as many calories (302 vs 89) as compared to women who watched a non-stigmatizing video.

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Fat shaming can cause depression

Weight bias has a lot of negative psychological effects. Reports show that discrimination can increase depression and even trigger suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

Depression will make the number on the scale go up. Research shows that depressed people gain weight faster than those who aren’t depressed.

It increases risk of metabolism syndrome

Metabolic syndrome doesn’t necessarily slow your metabolism, but it can cause high blood pressure, belly fat gain and high blood sugar levels.

Research shows that people who experience weight bias have three times higher risk of metabolic syndrome compared to those who aren’t discriminated.

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The World Health Organization explains:

"Depression, anxiety, somatic symptoms and high rates of comorbidity are significantly related to interconnected and co-occurrent risk factors such as gender based roles, stressors and negative life experiences and events. Gender specific risk factors for common mental disorders that disproportionately affect women include gender based violence, socioeconomic disadvantage, low income and income inequality, low or subordinate social status and rank and unremitting responsibility for the care of others."

So, if you're wondering if being a woman is making you lose it, the answer might be yes — but not because you're "over-emotional," "irrational" or "mentally weaker" than men. Being disempowered, burdened with emotional labour, silenced, mansplained to, and economically disadvantaged can really take it out of people.

 

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We need to stop this at this very moment, and we can do that by making people who shame others realise how this affects life of those who go through this and how dangerous it is for their minds and bodies both to be body shamed just because they don’t land into the definition of beauty and perfection set by the society.

For this we ask people to be brave enough to accept their mistake by taking up a challenge and accepting their mistake in front of the world. Take up this #Mirchichallenge and accept that you have body shamed someone in your life and become get rid of the guilt and live freely.

We bring to you a fun challenge #MIRCHICHALLENGE which you must take up and pledge to put an end to it, by changing yourself first and educating the society, you just have to follow the steps:

  • Take a green chilli and make a video of yourself eating the whole chilli
  • Upload it on your social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, twitter 
  • Use the hashtags #stopit and #mirchichallenge
  • Tag 3 of your friends asking them to take this challenge and further tag 3 of their friends to continue the chain.  

Spice up your lives a little by taking this challenge. 

 

 

 

 

  • 15 NOV

    This video needs to be seen by as many as possible. Let's pledge to love our bodies the way it is. LETS STOP BODY SHAMING, OURSELVES AND EVERYONE AROUND. https://buff.ly/2z3eDNh #stopit

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