Being More People Favorable and Fat Shaming Problems

FKK Educational Bit About Fat Shaming And Being Individuals Positive:
“People favorable,” based on our world view, is about not judging an individual based on anything but the way they behave. Below you will see an interaction that took place last night on the Naturist Portal Facebook wall. But before you read it, I want to simply make a few points quite clear
The FKK individuals favorable outlook is one of acceptance. Do we see individuals who are overweight or underweight? Yes. But it’s not our place to judge these folks. First of all, every person is different, and everyone has health problems. We don’t know this history, we also have no idea what this individual is doing in order to live a healthy life.
By leaping to judgement, people presume that they understand what that person has been through and what physical problems they may be forced to deal with. Also, the wellbeing of a man cannot be measured in pounds or inches.
Individuals Positive Fat Shaming
The USA is, for the most part, a free nation. Individuals have the right to choose how you can lead their lives, and if they are happy then they’re doing a superb job. To be able to see the person for who they are, people have to look past the outward appearances and see the man for who they really are.

Sensitivity to other people is a significant focus of the individuals positive approach we take at FKK. We don’t believe that offering advice on sensitive or private issues unless an individual asks for an opinion. But if asked, we believe in telling that individual exactly what you think.
All of us need to feel accepted – it’s human nature. One negative opinion (even with honest good intentions at heart) could have -lasting profound effect on someone’s body image and general psyche. I mention general mind since I want to be clear our people favorable prognosis doesn’t begin and / or finish with body image and weight.
The folks favorable ideal applies to numerous facets of life and human interaction. Intimidation is an excellent example of behavior that cannot and should not be born. Intimidation does not need to mean physically assaulting someone and causing bodily injury. A remark could leave scars that last a lifetime and this is something we tend not to approve of and honestly tend not to bear.
Our members are expected to act and interact in a respectful manner. Sometimes people might unknowingly say things or act in methods could have negative repercussions. In such scenarios we expect those individuals to express some form of sincere remorse (particularly since the the comments are not intended to be hurtful). Saying sorry is in no way a display of weakness; if anything, it really is a show of moral and ethical stature.
Online and offline we encourage people to think of the repercussions of what they say and how they say it. Recognizing our actions affect others is there to becoming a individuals favorable and cultured society.
And without further ado, here is the post that began it, followed by the dialog (I removed people’ names as needed for privacy concerns).
We shared a connection to photographer Jose Ferreira’s chain, “Body Language”
Brian Anthony Kraemer: I don’t believe that is wonderful. If I found a bluebird or a butterfly or a squirrel or any other species of animal that corpulent I wouldn’t think it was amazing either. That girl needs to get on an all plants-based diet (vegan) and keep up her walking along the coastline.
“Mr.Y” Answers: How can you know she does not already do all that ?
Felicity Jones Comments: Brian, among the bases of the FKK value system is that it’s not our place to judge what somebody looks like, no matter how large or small they might be. Opinions like yours can go a long way as much as hurting that individual’s self esteem and self-image. Frankly, such opinions are totally unacceptable. Stephen additionally makes a great point.
Research has shown that many overweight individuals don’t eat any differently from thin individuals, and size is frequently not an accurate measure of how healthy a man is. (You can be quite a thin man who eats nothing but junk food & never exercises!) You don’t understand this woman, her background, her genes, her diet or exercise regimen, so do not presume to understand what’s best for her health and well being. Let’s reiterate, it is not your place nor ours to judge or make medical recommendations.
“Mr.Z” Remarks: I agree with Nudist Portal but I’ll say that it is challenging to find the balance between fighting obesity/encouraging a healthy weight and also not judging individuals. I’d never say anything to offend anyone, but what IS the proper way to boost a healthy weight without outrage overweight people or encouraging sex?
Felicity Responds: “Mr.Z”, what anyone can do is have a healthful lifestyle and lead by example. But other than that we should accept them. And basically only offer help or guidance if they ask you for it. It’s offensive to inflict your own notions of how that person should shift their body or lifestyle, especially if you don’t understand the man’s medical history.
To be proactive, you can also write and talk about it, bring up the issue, and raise awareness. (But it ain’t simple and you’ve to be dedicated!) This is a great post on this particular subject: ‘What’s Wrong With Fat Shaming? Fat shaming ought to be self explanatory, but it’s really kind of tricky to’ [click here to see the entire post]
Brian Anthony Kraemer Answers: I know my words aren’t politically correct, but I do not believe the argument that this is healthy. Give me one example of any species on the planet apart from human beings who are grossly overweight and still manage to congratulate each other on how amazing they may be. If the girl pictured has some form of thyroid imbalance or other rare physical difficulty that makes being overweight a necessity, then her efforts to do the best she can with what she’s got, and her attempt to overcome it, is wonderful, but I will not say the obesity is lovely.
If someone’s face is horrifically marred by accident or disorder, he may be inwardly beautiful, his spirit, his delight and happiness and strength of character may be lovely, but I’m not going to put a picture of his frightening look on Facebook and entitle it, “Some wonderful photos.”
Felicity: Brian, the point we were trying to make is about not judging another man predicated on their appearance / size. It is *not* about whether you believe it is “wonderful” or not. You are entitled for your own opinion about the beauty of any piece of artwork, or what you consider attractive in a person, as is everyone. But judging & fat shaming are different, and do not do any good for anyone.
What do you think of the “individuals positive” outlook? Fat shaming? Maybe you have experienced Fat Shaming or almost any Body Shaming? What did you do about it?
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Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and co founder of Naturist Portal.