The Instigator
Graxinity
Con (against)
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John_Eaton
Pro (for)

The 'Be Body Positive' movement is NOT helping individuals.

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Started: 4/17/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Graxinity

Con

The 'Be Body Positive' movement is an incredibly degrading uprise of our society. For people that are not familiar of this movement, this is from their direct website:

"We are creating a world in which people value their unique identities and are liberated from self-hatred so they can optimize their energy and intellect to make positive changes in their own lives, communities, and beyond. Since 1996, The Body Positive has been re-connecting youth and adults to their innate body wisdom for more balanced, joyful self-care and a relationship with their whole selves that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor."

Creating a world where people are liberated from self-hatred? Although it sounds lovely, and if it actually promoted this I would hop right on, it's not actually helping anybody. In fact, with women alone the statistics of depressed women based on their ideology that they are perfect no matter what, has been rising since the second World War.
"Guided by love, forgiveness, and humor."
Let me tell you this, you're not perfect. You never will be. All of us have something that we dislike about ourselves. The reason why it's ridiculous is because BBP is saying the opposite! They are stating you shouldn't feel like anything is wrong with your body, you're perfect the way you are, and that you can live how you want without consequences. If this is completely true, and I can live a life of joy, happiness, and bliss without doing damage to my body, why are there significant health risks once these are acted upon?
To say that you are perfect, then when behind closed doors knowing you have diabetes, obesity, and bone issues, that doesn't help. You are sheltering your problems even more. It's terrible mentally, and physically.
Nobody is perfect, it's a fact. Nature made it like this for a reason, no wonder the individuals behind this aren't helping! It's not meant to be!

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