Re: is Fat-ism the new racism? Well people love to shame the thing that isnt the norm. Fatshaming, slutshaming etc. And the really fun (note sarcasm) part in all this fatshaming, is that most people sort of give comments like "well you're not healthy since you are fat", as an excuse to tell people to lose weight. When the thing is, that someone that has some weight on them can be more healthy than one that's skinny. People just don't see it that way. Most people think Skinny = Healthy, Fat = Unhealthy. Which isnt true, in most cases. Right now we have a trend with being fit and eating right. So its the norm at the moment, and anyone outside of it. Will be pushed to fit the mould that society created. Fat people are looked down upon as people with poor character etc. It feels like most people always want to look down on other people in order to feel great themselves. And I'm not really sure with the whole fatism is the new racism. It's just general trends that people really want to shove down other people's throat. People hate on way too much. Fat people, 'sluts'/girls, minorities of all kinds; black people, gay people, transgendered people. feminists, too skinny people (eatingdisorderwarning). etc. I just wish people would stop the hating on other people no matter how they are or look. It's not all that is important in this world. And I guess the whole movie thing; movies generally play on stereotypes, its the funny fat guy, the black guy, the slut, the jock, the nerd. etc. And all of those roles are degrading.