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I was just reading a debate on the pressure to be skinny. You always hear that phrase, “pressure to be skinny.” But is that pressure to be skinny as big as the pressure to be just the right size, meaning that you can’t be too fat or too thin? Think about it. If you are fat, you are ridiculed, but if you are really skinny, you are ridiculed as well. Society acts like there is this humongous pressure to be thin, trying to say, “If you are skinny the world will worship you, sick but true.” Well if that really is true, then why do people treat models and thin celebrities the way they do? My point is, I don’t think this ‘pressure’ people are referring to is necessarily about being thin, but about being in that tiny little window of being just the right size: not fat, but not too skinny either.

Anyone else think so? Share your thoughts!