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Don’t Tell Her That She is Fat!

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I was sitting, wondering about the types and kinds of people, God has made in this world, black-white, tall-short, big eyes- Indian featured, small eyes descendants of Mongols, fat-slim- wait what? I stopped in a void and thought about If there is any particular race about being fat or slim, is this a natural tendency or a human fault, I started to ponder over if there was a standard size of human beings, any mould out of which human beings were carved out or any maximum limit units of fats up to which the genes were programmed to grow.

The answer was neither of them. No, it isn’t a fault and no there isn’t any SI unit of human mass growth. So, where does all this bullying come from, all aggressive, outraged negativity, why can’t we control our awe when we see someone overweight? The major reason behind this lack of acceptance is our absence of knowledge and false modesty.

Most of the obese people are suffering this plumpness because of any medical conditions that they are ashamed to tell about and accept in public. Obesity is very common in women these days and its because of a hormonal condition called Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which can happen to any one at any age and sadly becoming very common in younger generation, which women aren’t very proud about to share in public.

In this disease the ovaries stop working normally due to imbalance insulin levels and cysts are developed on them. This is not a treatable condition, it can only be maintained by a very tough lifestyle, exercising, maintaining health, stop eating junk at all and taking regular medicines. All this effort becomes more tiresome and hectic when the patient has to keep her condition a secret and get bullied by the people around her over the mass she is carrying.

We have to start thinking of women health as a literal health issue and not just an embarrassment, start discussing it openly without any shame. There is no such thing in Islam as in to hide these things or make them taboos, women of Arabia, were very explicit about their private matters and discussed everything with Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) openly. We should change our minds so that a sense of positiveness prevails, acceptance triumphs and life wins.

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