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droo February 10th, 2014 11:05pm

Is it worse to make fun of a woman's weight than a man's weight?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/11/14 12:24 am

Either seems mean and always inappropriate, and I don't see how one could be worse than the other. It does seem like there should be an exception that encourages everyone to make fun of every little thing about people who make fun of others first.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/10/14 11:26 pm

No. Just don't do it. It's cruel and unnecessary. You have no idea how one negative comment could affect them or why they're not what you perceive to be the ideal weight.

FollowYourBliss Never Happy, Ever After
02/10/14 11:15 pm

It is, but it shouldn't be. I know a bunch of overweight men that take criticism about their weight very, very personally. I also know some very vocal women who are proud of their "curves" and couldn't care less what anyone says.

Torfin Never Behind
02/10/14 11:00 pm

I don't know about worse but it is a darned sight more dangerous ;)

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comppete Las Vegas
02/10/14 9:28 pm

Never underestimate the scorn of a woman pi$$ed off about a weight comment. :-))

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beanD California
02/10/14 8:04 pm

Yes. Oh no, I have a double standard!!

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vfabrizio613 Probably in my basement
02/10/14 7:43 pm

See how offended a man gets when you tell him he has tits versus a woman when you tell her she has balls.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/10/14 6:26 pm

Its hurtful either way. There is nothing funny about it.

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HayleyS looking up.
02/10/14 5:12 pm

It is worse in that it probably has a bigger impact.
Society makes women feel like they must be physically near perfect, whereas guys can certainly have other redeeming qualities and it not be as big of a deal.

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HayleyS looking up.
02/10/14 5:13 pm

You never hear it said about a funny, unattractive woman "well she is still so funny"

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/10/14 11:27 pm

So true about redeeming qualities!

Statek Im from the Internet
02/10/14 4:27 pm

Probably the woman's weight
Now, if it's her weight vs his length and he's not packing, then it can easily be 50/50 if not worse in his case

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sydwel
02/10/14 4:23 pm

It is equally bad to make fun of anyone for their weight. However, women are more likely to feel the impact of such a comment because they tend to face more criticism about appearance from men, other women, and themselves.

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sydwel
02/10/14 4:23 pm

A woman's worth is more often tied to her appearance than a man's worth is tied to his appearance.

droo Santa Barbara
02/10/14 4:23 pm

Perfect response. A+ for you.

HayleyS looking up.
02/10/14 5:13 pm

Hey you expressed my thoughts much better than I could.

Kay41 the Midwest
02/10/14 4:22 pm

No, no difference. Making fun of someone is making fun of someone no matter the gender or the issue.

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susanr Colorado
02/10/14 4:17 pm

It shouldn't be. But I think our society, in general, tends to judge women based on appearance, including weight, more than it does men, so it *seems* worse somehow.

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droo Santa Barbara
02/10/14 4:15 pm

I'm speaking strictly on a moral standpoint; this is not about the average male's perception of how the average female would react. Do you think it is more morally wrong to make fun of a woman's weight than a man's?

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
02/10/14 4:12 pm

I think a man takes it better then a woman.. Just speaking from experience, but neither is not a good idea

droo Santa Barbara
02/10/14 4:12 pm

*Drood

How are any of these answers "easy"? Why is it not 100% "yes" or "no", then? Explain yerself.

timeout Boston Strong
02/10/14 4:17 pm

Have you ever criticize a woman's weight? Much worse.

droo Santa Barbara
02/10/14 4:18 pm

Much worse morally or much worse as in their reaction is usually much worse? There is a difference, and my question is asking about the former not the latter.

I have never criticized anyone's weight, male or female.

timeout Boston Strong
02/10/14 4:37 pm

That's smart..don't. I haven't really either, maybe just insinuated it, and got slammed. Most men don't really care. I'm more of your thinking now.. Live and learn.
My apologies if you took my answer wrong.

cduttwolf New York
02/10/14 4:10 pm

Not technically but women generally have worse self-conscious issues.

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heyitskay Boston
02/10/14 4:09 pm

It's the same both are not nice.

jakecrs905 Long Island, NY
02/10/14 4:08 pm

Yeah even if they're not overweight and you say whatever when they ask you. It turns bad real fast.