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You Can't Attack My Size 0 If I Can't Fire Back At Your Size 16

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People who are skinny shouldn't be labeled as having an eating disorder.

Why do people think it's okay to bash me because I'm a size 0 but if I were to attack someone's size 16, I'd be considered insulting? Before attacking a size 0, really think about how ignorant you will sound. People wonder why eating disorders are so prevalent in he world. Don't you think it's a bit rude to insinuate I have an eating disorder? Or maybe I have health issues that affect my ability to gain weight?

Why do people think it's okay to attack people's weight? If you can tell me I should go eat something, does that mean I can go around telling people who weight more than me to put down the food? Who would I be as a person if I did that? Personally, I think I would feel pretty awful saying that to someone. And you should feel awful for telling me to go eat.

How would you feel if I told you to go binge solely because you weigh more than me? Eating disorders are serious and have serious physical and psychological consequences that are NOT funny or to be joked about.

You don't know someone's past or history about their weight. I don't know how or why society has created this stigma that everyone who is skinny has to suffer from an eating disorder. FALSE! I also don't know how people are so self-absorbed that they can't see how telling another human being they should go eat a burger. How has this become socially acceptable and why hasn't anyone with a voice speak up about it? Well, it's about that time. And long overdue.

People can dish it out and are completely unable to take it. So, is society telling me that it's okay for people to tell me to go eat but if I tell someone to lay off the candy and ice cream than I'm considered the rude one?

It makes no rational or logical sense. People who are overweight may also have health issues or suffer from depression or anxiety just like those who are skinny may also suffer from that. Personally, I am sick and tired of society having to put a label on things they can't understand. They attach stigmas to one side of the spectrum and then frown upon those who fire back.

Would you go up to a woman who is bald and tell them they need to lay off of chemotherapy when in fact that woman is perfectly healthy? I sure hope not.

One in every 200 women suffer from an eating disorder. College students specifically constitute 10% of those suffering from an eating disorder. If you are one of those people who ask themselves "why is she so skinny" or "why doesn't this person eat", than I'm sorry not sorry you're contributing to the problem.

Actually, you ARE the problem. If you can dish it out to a size 0, be ready to take whatever comes at you after that. You are NOT allowed to bash my body or my weight. I will no longer tolerate or deal with the stereotypes you indirectly put on me. I'm going to eat a burger and fries while you ignorantly and unconsciously judge my weight. But the other person you just judged and looked down upon, that person is in the hospital for having a heart attack while purging.

The way I see it, it's fair game. If you want to talk about my size 0, I'll gladly take that cheeseburger off of your hands and save you from a pound or two while you speak.

That, people, is a common reality for those who suffer from anorexia and bulimia. Think before you speak. You don't know that persons situation and it's not up to you to tell them what to do. Be a part of the change and be a voice. Be a voice of reason and not a victim of the distorted views of society.