Does your family insult fat or disabled people and how does it make you feel?

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  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
    schoolgirlforrealposted 12 years ago

    Does your family insult fat or disabled people and how does it make you feel?

  2. kaltopsyd profile image71
    kaltopsydposted 12 years ago

    No my family does NOT. If they did, I will be embarrassed by their insensitivity.

  3. Jaggedfrost profile image59
    Jaggedfrostposted 12 years ago

    Oh I am tickled pink and I parade them every where they might give offense because I am so proud.  They shave their heads and brand archaic symbols on their arms to show solidarity.  Isn't it so wonderful?

  4. wychic profile image85
    wychicposted 12 years ago

    I feel that any kind of shallow judgment is completely uncalled-for, and luckily my family does not participate in making those kinds of judgments...nor my friends, for that matter, at least not around me if they want to stay that way wink. The most recent issue I've had is when my son (who had just come from a house where my ex and his girlfriend are the primary influences) called the dog a retard during play. He's four years old and doesn't yet understand what this means, but he now knows that he is not to use the term again under any circumstances. My ex's now-deceased sister had Downs syndrome and my niece has Trisomy 13, and I cringe to think of him growing up thinking it's okay to use now-derogatory words to try to bring other people down.

  5. profile image0
    jasper420posted 12 years ago

    I have twin who is doing just that it makes me sick to think peopple can be so fast to judge others they realy need to take a look at themselves take there own inventorys mabey then theyll see there not perfect eaither

  6. puebloman profile image61
    pueblomanposted 12 years ago

    No my family does not insult  fat or disabled people. What a stupid question. Don't you have anything better to do with your time?

  7. wvierra profile image61
    wvierraposted 12 years ago

    I am so proud of my family that we do not make such negative comments or make fun of people that are having to deal with what life had given them that they themselves had no control.
    We all have our problems rather if would be physical or emotional and to kick people would be more like kicking yourself.

    I have a question for you!, If you think this is a stupid question and had nothing better but make negative remarks then why did you bother clicking threw to answer this question? Nobody is twisting your arm to put your two cents in, so if you thought this going in why did you not pass this question up and move on to the next?
    That is just my take on your answer, nothing personal towards you.
    may god bless you all!

  8. susanlang profile image61
    susanlangposted 12 years ago family worries about fat and disabled people. Eating disorders are the #1 reason most people are fat. That alone is reason enough to worry about them.

  9. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 12 years ago

    There are certain people within my family that DO make crude and/or cruel comments about people that are over weight or disabled, intending it to be a joke. Although I have never been overweight, I have been on the receiving end of comments that were intended as jokes-but I was never the one who was laughing. I have always believed that when anyone pokes fun of another person for physical differences, it shows weakness, insecurity and ignorance of that person.
    Not only do I feel embarrassed for a family member’s cruelty, I get irritated and angry when the comments continue to come from their mouths. What I have asked these family members is, “How can you say things that are obviously only intended to inflict pain on someone”? I have asked them if they can recall all the afternoons I came home in tears, because of something that someone said about my appearance, and how angry they became because I was hurting so badly. Why say something that attacks another person? Why knowingly make comments that when heard can only do one thing which is to hurt someone whom is undeserving of such judgment? It makes no sense to me.
    Unless there is someone who is the definition of perfection, people should really rethink the way that they are thinking when it comes to the way that they perceive and judge individuals who may look a little different that they are. We don’t know what others have been through-what genes they have inherited or what they may be experiencing in their lives-it’s better to leave the judgment up to God and worry about improving ourselves and bettering the world with kindness-not adding toxins with cruelty and uncompassionate comments.

  10. profile image52
    johnaroseposted 12 years ago

    This is a bit difficult to say but, I'll say it.

    Of course it is wrong to joke and poke fun at people who are over-weight. I am one of them.

    But, if you are so hung up on the subject that you find fault in everyone else's manners on the subject, you may not only have an eating disorder, but an emotional-mental problem as well.

    I know of what I speak. Get on with your life, stop judging others, and focus on your many attributes rather than the one issue of "am I perfect". ,

  11. profile image57
    NR63BL80posted 12 years ago

    I have a boyfriend who was hit by a tain and survived it.  He has a brain injury and has memoy loss short and long term.  His family sees him in a different light than I do.  I see the person inside they see what they want to and run him down.  It is rough for him but with tlc we get past it.  Others out in public tend to judgw him so he gets to them first.  Then people tend to judge him more.  Whic is not right,  but hey that is society for you judgemental

  12. Alaster profile image58
    Alasterposted 12 years ago

    We make fun of fat people, but not disabled people that's just mean. Fat people however are hilarious.

  13. profile image52
    NY-Injury-Lawyerposted 12 years ago

    Normally overweight or disabled person are victims of discrimination at their workplace.

    At home, most of the people do not since they are part of their family. However, there are cases where step-moms and step-fathers are reported to abuse/discriminate against their step-children at home especially if the child is disabled one.

  14. ecugirl2009 profile image60
    ecugirl2009posted 12 years ago

    I briefly dated a guy who wouldn't insult people to their face, but would make rude comments to me about them. It was so embarrassing, and I was shocked that he was so insensitive.

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