FB RANTS: LIZZO, WEIGHT STIGMA & OBESITY

FB RANTS: LIZZO, WEIGHT STIGMA & OBESITY


Hey guys! I’m Cheyenne. This is my channel,
CheyenneKnew, and today’s video is the first installment in Fact-Base Rants. Today’s topic is obesity and weight
stigma. As a kid, being over a hundred pounds made me feel pretty safe. I knew
not to enter a stranger’s personal domain and no grown man could pick me up
after the age of eight! However I did have the flaw of accepting any and all
free candy offered. Sorry grandma. however as a candy you know the fundamental
rules of life. Sharing is caring. So if I get poisoned we’re all going down Now, I’m not glamorizing being fat… Looking at you, Jillian Michaels Because here are the facts. Medical professionals view fat people more negatively. They’re less
likely to spend time with their patients but more likely to order tests. Meaning
they’re basically not looking into the causes of the symptoms but just how to
get them out the door. As early as 1993, before I was born, New York Times
reported that, um, fat women make significantly less than their “normal”
bodied counterparts. So being obese doesn’t just affect your own personal
life. but because it’s about how people
perceive you you’re getting less quality of life based on your looks… which is
discrimination. Now back to me. So I seriously started working out with
the TV show, Survivor, in mind. If you haven’t seen it, there’s a lot of
challenges, a lot of swimming, and there’s people being voted out. To insure that I’m not first voted out for dragging down my tribe, I tried I started working out. Though by the time I’m on the show being a bad player could be a valid strategy! Thanks Karishma! So I’ve personally been as big and tall as I am now since the
sixth grade and I didn’t seriously start to consider
my health and my life choices until I wanted to audition for Survivor.
So wanting to be fit if you’ve see my other videos I’ve tried to see more fitness
videos But in essence, being more fit isnt about what you look like. When these
fashion magazines talk about the health crisis of the obesity, they’re not asking
what we’re eating they’re not asking what we’re doing they’re looking at us
and saying “That’s unhealthy” They’re looking at the weight and saying “That’s just not healthy” The thing about being overweight is that
it went from people describing it as a health crisis to becoming a personal
stigma. People are using their judgments to decide on how you should dress, how
you can look; without discussing what happens when you actually do lose that
weight? What happens to the excess skin around your body? What happens to the
weight loss? What happens when you need to buy all those new clothes? So
ultimately what I’m trying to say is if you want to work out, if you want to
change your body, do it for you do it for a goal. Have a passion. Because if not you will regret it So if you do want to change make sure it’s a lifestyle choice
instead of a diet because one of them isn’t gonna work out. So if you want to
make a change in your life or changing your body make sure there’s a changing
your life positive change that you have decided on and not some
disappointment cycle that could lead to an eating disorder. That’s all I got!
Thanks for watching my video I’m CheyenneKnew This is my topic on obesity and
the weight stigma in America. HAZZAH

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