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Woman asks if it was wrong to tell heavier coworker she'd be thin if she ate like her.

Woman asks if it was wrong to tell heavier coworker she'd be thin if she ate like her.

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In general, it's best not to comment on other people's bodies, particularly in judging or negative ways. There's no way for you to truly know what someone is dealing with health-wise, whether they have a history of eating disorders, or what their relationship to their own self-image is like.

So, chiming in with presumptuous comments (whether negative or positive) can be massively triggering.

Plus, there are plenty of ways to engage with people without making them feel objectified. Sadly though, we live in a body-obsessed culture where fat people are routinely shamed and thin people are constantly ogled, and women in particular face massive scrutiny no matter what they look like.

This can create massive tension between women where there should be support and solidarity, and unfortunately, these dynamics are never cut and dry.

In a post on the Am I The A*shole subreddit, a woman asked if she was wrong for snapping at her coworker for constantly making comments about how skinny she is.

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