Body Shaming Trends
November 5, 2015•9 min
If you're overweight, you might even be discriminated against because of your size.It can seem next to impossible not to question your appearance in the weight-obsessed society in which we live. It also doesn't help that magazines often have articles on how to cover up flaws, tricks to perfect your image, dieting tips, and how to finally lose those last stubborn pounds.Body shaming has become part of society's culture. It's defined as an inappropriate negative attitude toward your weight or size. If you're overweight, you might even be discriminated against because of your size.What is this national trend toward campaigns about body shaming? Are they really having any effect?Dena Cabrera, PsyD, discusses body shaming trends and if they are having an effect on society.