Essay on Fat As A Feminist Issue

1133 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Fat Is Not A Feminist Issue
Being overweight is a problem that people in the United States face; today half of women who live in the United States are estimated to be overweight. Fat is 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. 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 woman 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 not as a personal failure, also should be accepted, because everyone should feel comfortable in their own body.
Orbach writes that women isolate themselves because they don’t feel they fit in society. On what I don’t agree with it; a lot of compulsive eaters isolate themselves because they don’t feel they fit in society. 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 because they can’t please other people. I see that every woman dreams…

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