Being Fat a Big Issue

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Being Fat a Big Issue

Daniel Gutierrez

English 1430, Fall 2010, Section 02

Professor A. Hepner

October 14th, 2010

Daniel Gutierrez

A. Hepner

ENG 1300-01

October 14th, 2010

Being Fat a Big Issue

Being fat is one of the biggest issues lately. Our society has created a stereotype of how people should look and it is not exactly a fat boy/girl. People who are fat have suffered every day for how they look and many times our society ignores fat people’s feelings. Obese people have been suffering depression and discrimination for being fat, even though sometimes it is a disease or compulsive eating (eating disorder) that makes them fat, there are also some irresponsible cases of eating unhealthily and it not working out.

Obese people today tend to be discriminated for being fat in our society. Overweight people are not different to us; they are people like you and me, for that reason we should not judge them. They are part of our society and they deserve respect and understanding. Ms. Claudia Gomez said, “It is hard for us when I take the bus and everybody looking us like if we are different or if we are funny, they don’t know how painful it is.” In addition, there are some studies to show that depression can be responsible for overweight especially in women (Overweight and Depression).

Moreover, some obese people have eating disorder like compulsive overeating. Compulsive overeating is an addiction to food in big quantities. People suffering compulsive overeating used to eat to hide their emotions, to avoid what they feel inside or their life problems. As Susie Orbach said in her essay, Fat as a Feminist Issue, “Women suffering from the problem of compulsive eating endure double anguish: feeling out of step with the rest of society, and believing that it is all their own fault….(201)”

Overweight people have a disease which means people...
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