Fat Bottomed Girls

A Fat Positive site, focusing on women who are fat and not ashamed of it.

Saturday, August 17, 2002

This just makes me sad.

A quote: "Not my three-year-old. (Like I said, the sins of the mother are sometimes visited on the daughter.) My other three children are slim. But this little one is chubby. Not obese, but definitely overweight. She was born big and stayed that way, but her pediatrician and I agreed not to act on it until she was at least 2 1/2. I would feed her healthy food, but no systematic restrictions.

Well now she's 3 and it's time to get serious. "

3, 3! A three year old needs to lose weight. A child who she states was BORN BIG. Yeah, teach your young child that fat is bad. Teach her to hate her body at 3.

Sounds like the doctor who stated that my niece (who was just over 2 at the time) needed to lose weight. She's perfectly normal on the height/weight growth charts that the damn doctors declare are perfect, yet because she has a little fat on her, she needs to lose weight.

Babies. 2 and 3 year olds are still babies. Little toddlers. We're teaching our girls to hate their bodies at 2 and 3. Is it any wonder that at any time 50% of 9 year old girls are on a diet?!?

50% of 9 year old girls think they're too fat.

It just makes me sad.