Fat And Happy By Hillel Schwartzz Analysis

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“Fat and Happy?” Critique Hillel Schwartz, in his article “Fat and Happy?,” proclaims society’s warped interpretation of beauty and its obsession with being thin are the reasons that being fat is no longer acceptable. Schwartz argues fat people become sorrowful about weight due to society’s cruel judgement. Also, he implies weight plays a factor in job selection. As a result, he insists fat people are seen as lazy and unsuccessful. Then, Schwartz criticizes society as a whole by creating a different, better society (179-186). In the article, Schwartz’s inclusion of a “Fat Utopia” provides a compelling argument toward society’s fat stigma being established to a point of permanency (183). Eating has become something that citizens force themselves do. Within the utopia section Schwartz contends “Feeding would be calm and loving…” (183). In an alternate universe being fat would not be seen as such a terrible thing. In a fat society eating would not be a hassle, it would be enjoyable. The fear of becoming fat leads …show more content…
Schwartz states, “All hunger would be honest hunger” (186). Eating disorders have invested their way into society. The desire to be skinny and the strive for beauty is consuming people into starvation. Hunger in today’s society is not always because of needing the next meal but needing a meal in general. Intentional meal skipping and forced vomiting is slowly starting to appeal to more people. The obligation to be skinny is causing people to go to extreme and harmful measures to obtain it. Society is convincing people that they are not living if they are fat. This is creating a horrible impact on society and the self esteem of individuals. The people who are affected by these illnesses often cannot reverse them even after achieving skinniness. These people are often not healthy as thin people either. This epidemic within the world has gradually become

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