|credit: Howard Schatz|
This morning, I read a newspaper column ranting and raving about political correctness when it comes to the language used in the media uses to describe overweight people.
The author, a pretty tiny and petite woman, took a harsh and condescending approach in expressing how much she wished we wouldn’t coddle those determined to be “fat”.
“The obese are being coddled, while we all pick up the tab with higher health insurance costs to treat them,” wrote Emily Miller, author of Emily Gets Her Gun in her Washington Times column. “They should be called exactly what they are — fat, overweight, obese — so they learn to make healthy lifestyle changes.”
Those commenting in the piece supported the author yet some called her out for being so negative and lacking understanding and accused her of “fat shaming.”
It had me thinking of an old piece I did in 2010 and reposted in 2011 in another blog. It was about 11 fit body types we rarely see in magazines. I can’t help but think if there was a variety of shapes celebrated and featured more, we all, collectively would have a better and broader appreciation for diversity in body types and be less judgmental.
Check out the body types featured in that piece, below, and add your input in the comment section below
|Bodybuilders have thick muscular thighs.|
|Gymnasts have muscular broad shoulders|
Beyonce boasts sexy and curvy hips.
|Kim K’s assets are all the rage but not all appreciate a big bum.|
This celebrity full figure model has a toned square frame.
|Word class & multiple Grand Slam Cup Tennis champ, Serena Williamshas, tight and round derriere.|
|Female weightlifters bear strong beefed up arms.|
|Swimmers have very strong and pronounced shoulders.|
|Rarely are narrow hips featured even on strong frames…|
|…Like those on tall and lean Beach Volleyball Players.|
|Finally, the Gymnast frame that features pronounced calves is also overlooked too.|