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Jessica Rowe: Why is fat ok but not thin?

Calling a person ‘fat’ is considered the height of rudeness. So why, Jessica Rowe asks, is it acceptable to openly scorn people who are naturally thin?

In an interview published in the January issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly, Jessica speaks about the rise in “skinny-shaming”, where people who are naturally slender are assumed to be suffering from an eating disorder.
More than once, Jessica has been “lining up at the supermarket checkout when a woman behind me decides to pass judgement – ‘Oh, you’re awfully thin, aren’t you? Do you eat?’
“Why do I feel I have to justify my size to a complete stranger? Why am I so meek, mild and polite to this member of the body police?”
Read more of this story in the January issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly.

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