7 Irritating Comments All Skinny Girls Have Heard ...


The kind of rude comments all skinny girls have heard are just as offensive as remarks about someone being overweight.

Yet it is often seen as acceptable;

we're supposed to just suck it up.

Making comments about someone carrying excess pounds is rightly seen as rude.

But why is skinny-bashing so acceptable?

Here are some of the irritating comments all skinny girls have heard …

1. You're so Lucky!

Telling us we're lucky to have such a slim frame must be one of the most common comments all skinny girls have heard.

I don't understand what luck has to do with it.

It's how we are, that's all.

Besides, I don't feel very lucky when I get annoying comments such as the ones below …

2. Why Are You Complaining?

Yes, apparently we have no right to complain about anything connected with our size.2

I'm basically happy with my body - after all, it's the only one I have, and there's nothing wrong with being skinny.

However, it is a problem when you get sick and lose weight that you can't afford to lose.

And then there are the comments that we skinny girls have to put up with …2

3. Do You Ever Eat?

I actually heard this comment at my wedding.

A guest saw my full plate and commented "Oh, I thought you never ate." Yet nobody would dream of saying to someone "I thought you eat too much." Some of us genuinely are built very slim;

it has nothing to do with food intake.

I'm not saying that it is more desirable than another body shape;

I am saying that it can be natural.

4. At Least You're Not Fat


That's me told.

Apparently I'm better off than someone who is overweight, and should count my blessings.2

This type of comment manages to be distasteful to both slim and heavier women.

It's saying that women with some extra pounds are somehow offensive, while also telling slimmer women to stop complaining.

Way to go.

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