Thursday, June 21, 2012
The other day I was prowling around on SP and found a comment under a poll or article or something. I don't recall the exact wording, but the idea was this: It angers me when attractive young women try to get in shape.
The exact wording was more hurtful. It bothers me that someone would be so negative on SP, especially with a remark aimed so specifically at a certain group. I know she didn't intend to hurt anyone's feelings; she was just complaining about something she views as unfair or possibly unhealthy, but I don't think it's unfair for someone like me to try to have a healthy lifestyle.
I do, however, think it's unfair that negative comments can be made about young, attractive, healthy people without repercussion, but if I ever said something like that about old, ugly, fat people, the entire SP community would come down on me in full force.
Be careful what you say. If you accidentally hurt someone, that could be their last straw - the thing that causes them to give up trying to be healthy.