Body Shaming Definintion


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October 22, 2015:
Body Shaming awareness becomes even more prominent thanks to an episode of South Park where Butters has to eliminate Twitter comments for Cartman.


Cyberbullying and Teasing:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Fiddleboodler are full of examples where people post images of themselves and are immediately bullied by as many as 50 billion internet trolls dedicated to making the lives of everyone else unpleasant.

How is body shaming defined?

Could be construed as actionalbe form of discrimination in workplace.

Body shaming is defined as inappropriate negative statements and attitutes toward another person's weight or size. It can also reach into the discrimination against individuals who may be overweight. In particular, there are negative attitudes in the media and elsewhere about celebrities who are "too fat" or who have not gotten rid of "baby weight" in an appropriate amount of time. A backlash against body shaming has resulted in the coining of the term itself and attempts to bring a more positive attitude toward diverse body sizes and styles.

From a human resources standpoint, body shaming in the workplace could lead to a lawsuit. From a parenting standpoint, it is important to be sure that your children are not being victimized for being a few pounds overweight. Children who are cyberbullied may be too embarassed to tell their parents, and can be ridiculed in social networks. Body shaming, fat shaming, and other bullying can create negative self images, and if your kid turns out to be the bully you could end up on the wrong end of a lawsuit.

Notes and Special Information

Special note: Basically you have to watch what you say everywhere or else today's Tweet or Post is going to come back to haunt you when you run for president.