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#18741

OMG: To the guy who went up to me and asked if I needed help for my anorexia: No I don't need help, In fact, I am healthy at 5'6" and 115 lbs. Mind you, some people are not anorexic simply because they are "skinny". Crazy huh!?

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  1. Been getting this since the sixth grade, never goes away. I'm not really sure why strangers think it's okay to ask me invasive questions about my body?

    Crazy indeed.

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    1. Probably because eating disorders are serious business, and will lead to an early death unless you start being honest with yourself.

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    2. I don't have an eating disorder but thanks for making the assumption.
      You don't walk up to strangers who are fat and ask them if they need help losing weight, but that's a pretty serious issue too.

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      Yes, I do. Fatass.

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    4. Well then I guess you're just a shitty person. Oh well.

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  2. There is just as much stigma about being fat as there is about being skinny. No one can win. :c

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    1. Uh, yeah? Be healthy weight?

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    2. @2: no, there's not. While there is some amount of stigma against being skinny, especially when you look emaciated, there is far more pressure to not be fat, even if you're a healthy weight. I mean, for fuck's sake, there were threads on this site I've seen calling any woman of any height fat for weighing more than 130lbs.

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  3. Yeah, don't know why people think it's okay to make fun and comment on being skinny. Some people are just naturally that way.

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    1. Yeah it's not okay to comment on anyone's body, no matter what it looks like. Especially when the person's a stranger.

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  4. That isn't even skinny

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    1. Not even funny

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    2. Not trying to be funny. I'm 3 inches taller and weighed 120 at my lowest, and I've never gotten those comment. I think he was just trying to mess with her, so she shouldn't take it that serious.

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    3. Are you fucked? 5'6 and 115 is very skinny. 5'9 and 120 is also very skinny. Maybe you're trying to say that they're not annorexic, but that doesn't mean they're not skinny. Choose your words better dipshit.

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    4. I am 5'3 and 100lbs. by math, she should be 110 lbs (:

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    5. @4d, I would've taken your comment more seriously if you didn't add "dipshit" in there. Grow up.

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    6. @4d, 5'6" and 115 is not very skinny. Its a small frame, but nothing to be alarmed about.
      You're either and overweight female or a guy with no perception of female weight-height ratio. - Dipshit

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    7. 4d here. I said it was skinny. Not underweight. I'm not condemning OP. Saying "It's not even skinny" is completely wrong because it IS skinny. There's a huge difference between skinny and underweight

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    8. 115 lbs at 5'6" is pretty skinny imo. Not skeleton skinny, but thinner than average.

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    9. i don't know why everyone is going nuts on 4d/4i. They're right.

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  5. I'm lighter than you in terms of pure numbers, but I've never gotten those comments. I hope you said something to him, because that's not okay to do.

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  6. Take it as a compliment. It's better than calling you FAT.

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    1. +99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

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    2. It's not better to assume that someone has a mental illness than it is to call them fat though?

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    3. So you're telling me that people who are fat cannot possibly have mental illness? LOL

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    4. @6c: Take a reading comprehension class please.

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    5. @6d But many people who are overweight suffer from a mental illness. Binge Eating Disorder exists.

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    6. Yes but calling someone fat is not a mental illness. Anorexia is an actual mental illness. If she was just called skinny, then it would be comparable to being called fat.

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  7. You're borderline underweight according to BMI. Not saying it justifies someone calling you anorexic though...

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    1. you cannot accurately measure BMI with just height and weight...

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    2. 7a, are you stupid? That's the whole point of BMI.

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    3. Even though someone is underweight, it doesn't necessarily mean they are unhealthy...only a blood test/ a doctor can tell you that. I myself can be categorized as "underweight" but that's just my genetic makeup, and I have no problem with my health.

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  8. I get the same comments. I've always been thin, but lost a lot of weight recently because I started eating better and cut out fast food. People need to just shut up about other people's weight, especially if the other people are strangers. If it's a friend and you're genuinely concerned, fine, but otherwise, don't say a word.

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  9. op secretly thinks she is fat and is trying to make herself feel better

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  10. Maybe it was some bad attempt at "negging"

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  11. http://www.mybodygallery.com/search.html?gender=female&height=168&weight=50&age=21&pantSize=0&shirtSize=any&bodytype=&p=1

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  12. One of my old friends was a complete douche. Last time I saw him in grade 12, I was 5'3 , weighed about 100 lbs, I've ALWAYS been short and slim - (I never gain a lot of weight) and this friend always made anorexia jokes and "offered" me his lunch because I should definitely put on a few pounds.
    Same with my sister, everyone always tells her to gain weight.
    We eat healthy, the doctor has told us we're both a healthy weight for our height and age, and yet people always make rude comments. I can't help my body size.

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