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Old 12-19-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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Interesting article. I've seem many similar type articles. There definitely seems to be a movement against fat-loathing... which is good! But we walk a fine line between acceptance and apathy. If being overweight was just a matter of beauty, then this wouldn't be any problem. But as we know, as we get older, being (severely) overweight is a health problem, not just a body image issue. We should all be accepted and treated equal no matter what. But it can be dangerous to simply resign ourselves to being overweight. My kids have started to go down that road. And while I don't want to make them feel bad about themselves, I don't want them to be unhealthy either. Nor do I want them to be teased by other kids (as many of us were as kids).
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