Kelsey (kakaiyu) wrote in egl,

The "fatty-chan" mentality

Perhaps this is just me and stems from my many, many years of poor self-body image, but...
I have noticed that many girls here call themselves "fatty-chan"s. I understand that it's not intended to be demeaning, but I just can't help but feel bad every time I see someone call herself that. In real life, I think it's pretty mean to say someone is a fatty, even if that someone is themself. It's as if she doesn't think she's the same (or possibly even as good) as other lolis!

I can just imagine a girl to come on here who thinks her bodiy is perfectly fine--until she see a girl smaller than herself who deems herself as a fatty.

Do girls feel they are expected to call themselves fatties because they don't fit in to all of the clothes that come from a country of (generally) smaller people?

Perhaps I'm being a bit over-sensitive... and I don't know if I'm making too much sense...

Discuss! Even if you disagree with me, I'd like to hear your views on the subject.
Tags: discussion: size in lolita
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