Fat And Happy Happiness Analysis

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Comparative Critique of “Fat and Happy In Defense of Fat Acceptance” and “Fat and Happy?” Obesity has expanded worldwide and has become a national controversy. In modern days, it is common to see individuals who are overweight and In “Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance” by Mary Ray Worley and “Fat and Happy?” by Hillel Schwartz the topic of obesity is discussed. Although Worley and Schwartz believe individuals generally despise fat people, Worley claims that individuals should look for acceptance of their weight while Schwartz claims the world should strive for a common, obese weight. Struggling with being overweight, Worley decides to attend the National Association of Advance Fat Acceptance and describes this experience as “visiting …show more content…
Worley states that in her years of attempting to diet, her body “rebelled when she tried to restrict her food intake” (Worley 165). Agreeing with this claim, Schwartz declares that dieting raises the chance of failure and is more harmful itself than being obese (Schwartz 180). Both authors would agree that dieting is not a solution and that one should learn to accept his or her body. Worley and Schwartz disagree with the idea of a diet, yet both never provide a solution to replace dieting. Eating healthy and exercise are helpful strategies for losing weight, thus never mentioned. If these topics were discussed in the reading, then the authors would further their controversy and allow readers to understand the circumstances …show more content…
Worley bases her piece off of a personal story and uses mostly opinion throughout. By using this approach, the reader can sense more of a positive aspect of obesity rather than the harsh, cruel side. Worley states words such as “beautiful, amazing, excellent” which reflects acceptance which is her overall goal (Worley 164). This shows the reader that obesity is nothing to be ashamed of and that one should not judge others for being overweight. As a result of incorporating positive feelings, the article is balanced with positive and negative and does not bash society completely. In contrary, Schwartz immediately begins his piece stating people should blame the “fellow citizens who bill them as clowns, clodhoppers…” (Schwartz 179). Throughout the article, harsh words such as “childish, blame, insatiable” are utilized giving the article a negative vibe (Schwartz 182). By using this approach, the reader can comprehend that he is critiquing individuals in society. Worley would not agree with Schwartz that obesity is negative and depicted by individuals. Worley believes in the beauty of obesity while Schwartz sees the outcast, wrong side of the

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