Speech On Body Shaming

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Body Shaming is “inappropriate negative statements and attitudes toward another person’s weight or size” (Lumpur). Throughout history this has been a huge topic discussed by society and the media. There have also been many different health issues concerning this topic defending many views of society. Many artists such as Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj have drawn a lot of pubic awareness to this topic. Selena Gomez has talked about her experiences eating disorders and with the body shaming she has deal with through the media. Nicki Minaj and Meghan Trainor have made some of their lyrics shaming some women about their bodies. We’ve entered the era of man shaming. Recently, we’ve seen more and more celebrity men held to…show more content…
Hospitals and clinics which concentrate in eating disorders say there is a rise in the numbers of adults, teens and children, some as young as 5, seeking help for eating disorders. Most are women. Such conditions can ruin lives, bodies and, in some cases, can be fatal. Approximately between 150,000 to more than 600,000 across Canada are affected by eating disorders. About 3% of women are affected by an eating disorder over their lifetime. Doctors say there are 2-3 times more cases than a generation ago. According to the NIED, the rate of obesity is 9% in girls, while the rate of eating disorders sits at 18%. Rate of limiting eating disorders in children aged five to 12is twice the incident rate of type II diabetes in all children, from newborn to 18 years. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder, according to the NIED. Given these unreasonable statistics, it is a given that the wide spread of body shaming in society is posting an impact on society. All it takes is one negative comment to get a person thinking negatively and pushing them towards a dark hole of self-hatred. Whether it was a joke, weather it was said by a loved one, the root of self-hatred is an external environment. We 've all heard it before. Nobody recognizes how these little comments here and there lead to a slippery slope that is harmful towards ones self…show more content…
For instance, for most people, the BMI is a good way of assessing their body fat, overweight, and health risk. But the BMI isn’t precise for those who are muscular, of short height, or aged. For example, someone who is 5 feet 10 inches and 220 pounds with 12% body fat would be considered obese based on BMI standards. Clearly, someone with 12% body fat is not obese. To establish your risk for obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, the BMI is best considered along with waist circumference. To reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases, people with BMIs of 25-29.9 and 30-34.9 should have waist sizes no more than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men. So yes, you can be overweight and healthy, according to the National Institutes of Health 's 1998 report, Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. People who are overweight can be considered healthy if their waist size is less than 35 inches for women or 40 inches for men, and if they do not have two or more of the following conditions :high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol. The guidelines point out that overweight people should not gain additional weight, and, preferably, should lose a few pounds. Other risk factors, such as smoking, also affect whether a

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