Essay about Fat Is a Feminism Issue

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Is Fat a Feminist Issue: Imagine you are walking down the street; you are a ten years old skinny, beautiful girl. You pass some people walking down the street and you vibrantly say “hi!” You are neither scared nor embarrassed; instead you are excited and outgoing. You are not worried about what they are thinking about you, you are just being friendly. Now imagine you are walking down the street. Your ten years old, you are not obese but you are not billboard skinny. You pass some people walking down the street and instead of saying hi you put your head down and walk a little faster hoping to pass them without them saying anything to you like everyone else does. Memories flush to your head “You are a fat lard, elephant, no one likes…show more content…
Even “normal” size people would get picked on for being too fat or eating too much. I remember going to lunch every day and getting a water and an apple, some days an apple and banana. And that is all I would eat. At dinner I would eat a lot because my mom always made me finish my plate, so I skipped breakfast to make up for it. I was so skinny, and unhealthy looking, but I remember I never got picked on so I did not care. Then when I got to like seventh or eighth grade I started to realize more of the guys were pressuring girls to look a certain way. I dated a guy who literally told me what and what I could not eat. Looking back I think he should get smacked. So many girls starved there selves just because they wanted attention from guys too. Girls would do whatever they had to to get someone to love them, even if it was for someone they were truly not. Girls, even boys should be able to express themselves for who they are. If you are a girl and someone tells you they will not date you because your jean size, forget about them. They are not even worth it. There will be girls who are always skinnier than you, some who can not help it and some who are like that because they starve themselves. I agree with Graff saying that being fat is a feminist issue just because every girl wants to have the perfect
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