It's a mean word and according to a recent CNN article that CME sent to me, it's the new "ugly" on the playground. I don't know how new it really is; I remember being called fat in elementary school - odd thing is that I wasn't fat back then, I just wasn't skinny.
The article mentions that children as young as 3...THREE...are already concerned with weight and body appearance. (I wasn't too far off when I mentioned in my last post that how we see ourselves starts at a VERY young age!)
Regardless, the "F" word is as offensive to me as any other 'f' word that might come from someone's mouth - especially if it's targeted at children! PARENTS!!! PLEASE teach your children how hurtful words can be and how to be a good friend to others - even those whose body types and skin color are different from their own.
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Fat is the new ugly on the playground
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14