Fat As A Feminist Issue Essay

1147 Words Sep 28th, 2015 null Page
Fat Is a Feminist Issue; Summary
Being overweight is a problem that people in the United Stated faced; today half of women who live in the United States are estimated to be overweight. Fat it’s seen as a common problem for women and not for men, mostly; well that’s what we see in society. Common sense seems to dictate that people judge women for their appearance, and not for whom they are. As on the article “Fat as a Feminist Issue” by Susie Orbach states that being overweight is a way of rebellion against society whom wants them to be thin. Being overweight is not just women issue, but for men and children too, as most people don’t have the power to control their weight this has become a way to rebel against society; who expect their bodies to be ideal. I’m in the middle of Orbach’s view, I believe that women’s obesity is in fact a challenge to gender stereotypes and should be viewed as a social illness, and not as a personal failure, and should be accept it, because everyone should feel confortable on their own body.
Orbach write that women isolated themselves because they don’t feel they fit in society. Which I don’t agree with it; a lot of compulsive eating who think that being fat and feeling fat drive them to isolate themselves, because they don’t feel they fit in society. And as a result they faced serious and painful experience on which they feel guilty for not having control over their weight. It shouldn’t be that way, because people shouldn’t feel harassed or down…

Related Documents