7 Irritating Comments All Skinny Girls Have Heard ...

Alison

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 …

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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 …

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Why Are You Complaining?

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

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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.

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At Least You're Not Fat

Well! That's me told. Apparently I'm better off than someone who is overweight, and should count my blessings. 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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Names

Skinny women have all been called names at some point. People tell us we're like a walking skeleton or call us names like chicken legs. If you think this is acceptable, try reversing the situation. Would you tell someone they've got legs like a tree trunk? Most likely (and quite rightly), you would see that as incredibly rude. Understand this: so is calling skinny women names.

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Have a Burger

This type of comment is often used on Internet comments about very slim celebrities. Some of them do appear to go on unnecessary diets, but how silly it is to imply that one or two high-calorie meals will sort them out. Female celebs should not be put under pressure to lose weight. And for those of us who are genuinely skinny, I have news for you - we could eat burgers every day and still not gain weight.

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Are You Anorexic?

I've heard this comment many times over a few decades, and it's still infuriating. No, I'm not anorexic, I like my food, and I'm not bulimic either. I have no problem with food at all. It does not automatically follow that someone who is thin must have an eating disorder.

I really do feel as though skinny women are the last group it's okay to offend. Skinny guys are the target of nasty comments as well. Even if you think you are being kind, please think twice about making comments to a skinny girl. It's irritating, and can be very upsetting. What do you think?

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I am so glad I stumbled upon this article! I don't know if anyone could sum it up better.

@Gabby, she's talking about problems a lot of naturally skinny girls face it's a general problem just like fat people don't like being told they're fat

OMG sooooo true I can't even country how many times I've been called skeleton or chicken legs and at one point they made a song about how skinny I was but I didn't take them seriously cause of course they don't know how I feel so it's not their fault and even my friends called me skeleton until I told them how that made me feel so they stopped and sometimes people are like omg you need some macdonalds and I'm like wtf. I find it how it's offensive to call a fat woman fat and it's not to call a skinny woman skinny or skeleton or something

I used to be bothered a lot by comments like these, but I don't get them as much anymore since I've gotten a lit bit more weight on me. People used to call me twig, and sometimes my best friend will say things like "I'm not small like you," as if she envies me. Sometimes, I don't really enjoy being this small, but sometimes I feel like I should be smaller.

OMG my god yes I hate when people call me Anorexic

sounds like a personal problem...

Whoever made this is not getting the true memo of these sayings. They're all compliments! They're saying they wish they could be you...how is that offensive?

being called Skinny*

It should not matter if a girl is skinny, chunky or fat. Whats important is learning to like the way you look. If you like the way you look then ignore what others say because your feelings count the most. Beauty comes in every size.

I'm so agree ! I hate when people imply that I make diets but what I really hate it's when someone said "come on, you don't have nothing to worrying about, you are skinny ! It's like shut up bitch I'm skinny but I want to complain about my body ! Let me be happy I'm a woman ! I don't get it why said something about a over weight person it's offensive but said something about a skinny it's okay !

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