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Twitter users decry body shaming by bravely talking about their horrible experiences

Have you been a victim of body shaming too? Then, it's time you speak up.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 4, 2016 11:37 am
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Body shaming is the act of making often pointed, humiliating and critical comments on someone’s body size or weight. Women and men often fall prey to the society’s standards of what true beauty is, and have found themselves becoming victims of lifestyle and psychological diseases like bulimia, anorexia, and depression, etc., as a result.

Recently, Harnidh Kaur, a woman based in Mumbai was at the receiving end of some nasty comments that someone made while she had gone out jogging. Not wanting to keep mum about it and let it pass, she took to Twitter. Her tweet read: “Today. I was jogging and someone behind me sniggered about how I’m ‘jiggling’. That messed my head up, tbh. I’m trying! That doesn’t help!”

She then decided to engage in what seems like a healthy and brave conversation, to encourage people to speak up about their horrifying experiences of being body shamed. And there were some really saddening responses.

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Today, in the age of the internet, it is becoming easier to bully people behind the comfort of their computer screens, more and more people are being made insecure about their bodies. People are however, increasingly becoming resilient to such advances made on them, and are fighting back bravely. And this episode was an encouraging example, to say the least.

 

Have you been a victim of body shaming too? Then, it’s time you speak up.