Body Shaming

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A pressing cultural issue - dissected.

  • Body shaming is defined as “the action or practice of mocking or stigmatising someone by making critical comments about the shape, size, or appearance of their body.”
  • Whether body shaming is being encouraged by social media or merely more visible because of it, it has become a hot topic in recent years.
  • As a result, action is being expected from business, political leaders and other celebrities on a global level.
  • In this reading, we take a look at this societal phenomenon some believe is a “cultural epidemic” from different angles.
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5 articles on this topic


The past, present, and future of body image in America

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As a Gay Man, I Have Been Relentlessly Body-Shamed on Dating Apps. Turns Out, I Am Not Alone

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Bumble bans body shaming: 'Find something else to talk about'

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Facebook documents show how toxic Instagram is for teens, Wall Street Journal reports

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