While during the lockdown period women are getting fatter as they continue cooking exotic dishes and eating and sleeping heavily, feminists have already tried to make fat or oversized females a fashion statement. There was a time when #Fatkini was indeed a trending campaign on Twitter and today I will tell you more about how feminists tried to make ‘being fat’ the new normal.
Time and again feminism has shown us how ugly they can become. Feminists asked men in Sweden to pee sitting down because according to them it is – healthy and hygienic; Feminists asked women not to remove body hair – because it is natural and removing hair is patriarchal oppression and considered as the objectification of women; feminists have asked women not to wear tampon as it is patriarchal oppression and patriarchal invention to subjugate the feminine gender.
Now feminists have come up with one more theory of celebrating fat female bodies as according to them it is – Right to feel happy.
Thanks to these feminists I am coming across a new right every day and my understanding of human rights is going away. With this new concept of ‘Right to Feel Happy’, I am wondering if patriarchy or men ever stopped women from feeling happy? Well, I am not sure.
The first thing that came in my mind when I saw #Fatkini going viral on Twitter is the objectification of women bodies. It is the feminists who want to objectify women bodies with this new idea. I have no issue if fat people want to celebrate or love their body but I have a problem with objectification by such people who always protest the same and being obese as one step closer to equality.
Feminists say that the figure of a Barbie doll with exaggerated feminine features is a symbol of patriarchal oppression and patriarchal dictate of female sexuality. However, what they forget is that male body too was objectified for ages and bodies with heavy muscles were made desirable and considered perfect male body by everyone. I feel that this kind of portraying one gender has nothing to do with objectification of either male or female body. What this means is a mere depiction of a healthy body and that has nothing to do with oppression or objectification. However, feminists have made it look like oppression. I wonder from when being healthy and desirable has become a symbol of sexism or oppression.
Thanks to this feminist theory now obese females are displaying their bikini bodies openly and feeling proud of that. Well, it is not bad to feel proud of whatever way one looks but the issue here deliberately promoting a lifestyle that may be full of problems.
Obese generally have more health issues. Many of them suffer from an excessive eating disorder and many other psychological disorders apart from physical ones. There is no harm in one being or feeling happy about whatever way one looks but when one is deliberately made to believe that this kind of body is natural or a perfectly shaped female body is a symbol of patriarchal oppression that only creates a skewed sense of sexism among people.
Hope young women do not fall prey to this false sense of equality and start believing that an obese body is desirable because it is free from patriarchal objectification. I also hope men are not forced to believe that an oversized, fat and unclean woman is what they should desire for now. This is a concern to men in society because they need to look for a healthy person as a mate. But if the concept of a healthy woman is skewed by feminists like this and fat and ugly women are projected as more desirable for men then our future generation will have serious issues.
This will also have a damaging effect on women. If there is a competition among women for becoming fat as that is projected as more desirable today, then our women will only be prone to an unhealthy lifestyle. Indian women are still better as they are not dependant on fast food and hence they don’t have obesity problem like the western countries today. But any projection of an unhealthy lifestyle will surely have its toll on these young minds. Feminists will be more acceptable to common people when they stop thinking in a sexist way and promote a clean and hygienic lifestyle.
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