Since when can a person's worth to society be reflected in a mirror?
I’ve always struggled with self-esteem and confidence issues. Within the past year I have gained about 60 pounds and I’ve noticed an astounding negative correlation between my weight and the respect I receive from others. The body policing that runs rampant in society (particularly youths) absolutely appalls me. Individuals are more likely to assign positive attributes to attractive people and negative ones to overweight/less attractive people. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe there is also a wage gap/employment discrepancy associated with weight? I would just like to start a Fluther analysis on body policing, fat shame, and prejudice based on outward appearance in general. Thanks for the opinions.