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(Yahoo)   Bullying is the top health concern of parents of overweight children. Apparently "losing weight to avoid bullying" is far too difficult a concept for these morons to understand   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 328
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2008-09-14 09:43:53 AM  
Most bullies in England are sodomites. Does this make them chubby-chasers, too?
 
2008-09-14 09:43:57 AM  
Seacop: Laziness also plays a large factor (I know that kind of fits in with wealth and cheap food) My family and I can afford to eat out every night, but once a week is plenty enough. People don't want to stay home and make chicken, rice and vegetables. They want to drive to Burgerking/taco bell/Pizza Hut, because it's "easier" or "They don't have time". Got news for ya fatty, it's easier than you think.

Amen!

/reformed fatty
 
2008-09-14 09:44:36 AM  
You'd think there'd be less bullying when the fat kids outnumber the normal kids.
 
2008-09-14 09:44:56 AM  
Bullying is just children sorting out their pecking order. Nearly every species on earth does the same.

Stuffing your kids gullet and blaming bullies for picking on them because you've created a fat kid is quite another topic.

/not thin by any stretch of the imagination (not as heavy as I used to be, and not as thin either)
//losing weight by simply putting the fork down instead of finishing everything on the plate
///heckuva habit to try to break
 
2008-09-14 09:44:56 AM  
Er, ramen!



Sorry.

/mmmmm, ramen
 
2008-09-14 09:46:25 AM  
As I said recently to a brilliant but painfully nerdy kid who was on the bad end of girl-bullying (much more subtle, and therefore more damaging and harder to stop) "Hang in there. You'll have your revenge in about ten years when they all work for you."
 
2008-09-14 09:50:16 AM  
Just give it time and you can up that count. Obesity is a direct consequence of wealth and (relatively) cheap food. Not happy but living in a wealthy country? Hmm, how do you quickly fix that problem..

Really? Tell that to this welfare person: She wants food! (new window)
 
2008-09-14 09:50:23 AM  
peon36: Joce678: Being fat is a lifestyle choice...

Just like being gay or handicapped, right?


Bwahahaha! Yes, being gay, handicapped, and fat are basically identical situations.

Tell you what, drop off one of each on a desert island, and come back in a month.
 
2008-09-14 09:51:04 AM  
See what kids have to do is when they go to a new school they need to get in a fight and stab someone. The first day. The first period of the first day they need to stab someone right in the face. Then people know they mean business and they won't get teased no matter how fat they gets because no one teases a stabber.
 
2008-09-14 09:51:16 AM  
Nightjars: peon36: Just like being gay or handicapped, right?

I lost 60 pounds by not eating so much and deciding to use my bicycle to get around.

Probably wouldn't work for everybody, but a lot of people are overweight because they don't even try to not be overweight.

I miss the donuts and the half pound hamburgers, but I love being able to hike 30 miles in a day and being able to bicycle for hours straight and not be worn out.

Some people have a real medical condition. I was just lazy. I'm sure there's a few other people in the world who are fat out of laziness, too.


I wasn't trying to defend obesity, I was merely trying to say that some people are genetically predisposed to being overweight. While these people are capable of acheiveing the proper BMI, they have to work harder at it than most people. (I'm not one of them, in case you thought I was being defensive. I was actually very skinny, and got bullied for it.)
 
2008-09-14 09:52:12 AM  
RoxtarRyan: Seacop: RoxtarRyan: Seacop: Is she, uh, taken?

If she got your name tattooed on her ass, you'd be a the second largest landowner in California.

Ow.... it hurts to laugh.... (see pic in profile)


God bless ya brother, glad you're home.
 
2008-09-14 09:52:54 AM  
gadian: Kids will get bullied for any reason. Fat kids, skinny kids, kids with glasses, the girls with boobs, the girls without boobs, tall kids, small kids...all kids will get bullied. If you can't remember having that experience as a child, you were the bully.

Stop the bullying? Not possible. Any efforts to do so makes the bullying more destructive and secretive and the kids getting bullied less able to deal with it. Parents talk to your kids about how to deal with bullies and get over it. Stop expecting the nonsense that is "zero tolerance" to handle it all.


I know of no school that has a "zero tolerance" rule for bullying. They have them for taking aspirin in school, and for swiss army knives, and for hoodie sweatshirts and baggy pants. You know, the "important" stuff. But I'm pretty sure they don't give a shiat about bullying.

And what advice would you give to your elementary school kid on how to deal with bullies?
- Hit them back? The teacher will see them, and not the bully, and they get in trouble.
- Say "Sticks and stones will break my bones..."? That will ensure a beating.
- Turn the other cheek? Admirable, but does nothing to solve the problem.
- Tell them to fark off? The teacher hears that, and they get in trouble for swearing.

Intervention is needed, at least well into junior high. Ideally, the school would have a competent counselor who could work with both the victims and bullies. Unfortunately, No Child Left Behind has turned most school counselors into glorified secretaries, who only ever get to see kids after they've stabbed someone or sold drugs or something. Getting the parents of the bully involved can help sometimes, but not if the kid's bullying largely stems from having completely farked-up parents. Or worse, douchebag parents who think that bullying is a form of "asserting oneself" and encourage it. (You'd be surprised at how many of those there are). No, the victims of bullying need help and support from the schools, and the schools are letting them down.
 
2008-09-14 09:53:19 AM  
No one here is ever talking about the same thing when they're talking about 'bullying'.

Kids jawing at each other during a game of sports is not bullying. A little bit of pecking order enforcement isn't bullying. If you think that's what you're talking about, it's entirely possible that you have wandered into a subject you know nothing about.

/Didn't get bullied -- much
//Wouldn't be so dumb as to pretend that my experiences are universal
 
2008-09-14 09:55:49 AM  
www.mobango.com
 
2008-09-14 09:56:04 AM  
Sczi: peon36: Joce678: Being fat is a lifestyle choice...

Just like being gay or handicapped, right?

Bwahahaha! Yes, being gay, handicapped, and fat are basically identical situations.

Tell you what, drop off one of each on a desert island, and come back in a month.



You'd have a fat guy sitting in a wheel chair and no sign of anyone else.
 
2008-09-14 09:56:38 AM  
Saw a kid in their parents shopping cart.....the main part.

She had to be about 10 or 11 years old and probably 150 lbs.

Sad.
 
2008-09-14 09:56:57 AM  
My favorite is every gang of bullies always has that one fat kid that is only in the "gang" because he knows if he wasn't he'd be getting the crap kicked out of him.

This is even funnier when they're younger (like 5th grade), because you just watch the fat kid's expressions as his cronies are picking on other kids. He knows if he says 1 wrong thing, he's next.

img231.imageshack.us
 
2008-09-14 09:57:55 AM  
ck1938: A lot of the fat kids I grew up with became bullies in self defense. Squashing skinny kids half to death builds greater esteem than enduring their taunts.

Yeah, but what's the point in beating on skinny kids, there's hardly any meat on those bones...


/mmm... meat
 
2008-09-14 09:58:23 AM  
peon36: Joce678: Being fat is a lifestyle choice...

Just like being gay or handicapped, right?


Bill O'Reilly? what are you doing here? Oh wait, it must be some other dumbass. :P
 
2008-09-14 09:58:58 AM  
MrGumboPants: No one here is ever talking about the same thing when they're talking about 'bullying'.

Kids jawing at each other during a game of sports is not bullying.


Perfectly true.

A little bit of pecking order enforcement isn't bullying.

What, exactly, is "pecking order enforcement"? If it's the jock elbowing the nerd out of the way in the lunch line, then sure, that's just the jock being a douche. If it's the jock locking the nerd in the bathroom so he doesn't get to eat lunch until a teacher comes along and lets him out, you better believe that's bullying.
 
2008-09-14 09:59:34 AM  
RoxtarRyan/only cause I want the rest of fark to suffer

Let me say that there is no doubt a whole lot of nasty in that there crack.
 
2008-09-14 10:00:17 AM  
RoxtarRyan: /only cause I want the rest of fark to suffer

I just threw up a little in my mouth.
 
2008-09-14 10:00:45 AM  
Bullies just need their asses kicked. That's the only way to stop bullying. My former bullies fear me, as it should be. Even 25+ years later, I scare the ever loving shiat out of them.
 
2008-09-14 10:01:29 AM  
A problem, I think, is that the actual term "obesity" needs to be re-looked at. At the doc's office last week, I saw a chart that said someone of my height (5'11") should weigh 175lbs or so. I then weighed myself, and I clocked in at 205. Now, according to the chart, I am obese, but I run 2 miles in ~13:30, have a waist line of 34, and can bench just about my own weight.

I asked my doc about that chart and if he thinks I classify as obese, and he said that the chart and terms used nowadays are too standardized, and black and white, and are blind to frame size and muscle mass.

If I tried to get down to 175, I'm worried that there wouldn't be much on me except flabby skin that makes my neck look like a vagina and some bones.
 
2008-09-14 10:01:40 AM  
I'm a fat kid, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2008-09-14 10:01:52 AM  
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2008-09-14 10:02:15 AM  
RoxtarRyan
/only cause I want the rest of fark to suffer

ROFLMAO, you should hear the reaction my hubby is having to that picture.
 
2008-09-14 10:04:53 AM  
Funny, I thought the top health concerns would be diabetes, heart trouble, knee and joint damage, etc. If a healthy kid is 20+ lbs overweight I think the docs should threaten to turn the parents into the authorities for child abuse, get them all into counsellings, see a nutritionist and get the fark OUTSIDE to play in sports.

Food stamps should be limited to healthy food, too.
 
2008-09-14 10:05:34 AM  
Cappalotti- I came here for the McFatty kid pic. Thanks for not disappointing me.
 
2008-09-14 10:06:44 AM  
RoxtarRyan: If I tried to get down to 175, I'm worried that there wouldn't be much on me except flabby skin that makes my neck look like a vagina and some bones.

fapfapfap
 
2008-09-14 10:06:45 AM  
RoxtarRyan: A problem, I think, is that the actual term "obesity" needs to be re-looked at. At the doc's office last week, I saw a chart that said someone of my height (5'11") should weigh 175lbs or so. I then weighed myself, and I clocked in at 205. Now, according to the chart, I am obese, but I run 2 miles in ~13:30, have a waist line of 34, and can bench just about my own weight.

What's your body fat %? That's another way of measuring obesity. Saw a lady one night so upset that her BMI was normal, but she considered obese due to her body fat percentage.
 
2008-09-14 10:10:18 AM  
BodaciousTease: What's your body fat %? That's another way of measuring obesity. Saw a lady one night so upset that her BMI was normal, but she considered obese due to her body fat percentage.

Nowadays, I dunno. Last time I had it checked (3 years ago) it was around 12%, IIRC.
 
2008-09-14 10:10:32 AM  
NativeForce: Food stamps should be limited to healthy food, too.

THIS!

Although I do not agree with hotlining the fattie parents, no one should be able to buy Pepsi and chips on teh gubment.

Of course, we'd have to make sure that all recipients have access to the fresh veggies, and some dietary education.
 
2008-09-14 10:11:25 AM  
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Tag is for subby and parents of bullies, who never learned to treat people equally. Maybe if they treated the "fatty" kids with the respect that ALL people deserve, it wouldn't continue to worsen the "fatty" kids' self esteem. The hardest part of losing weight is realizing that you can.

These picked on kids are also the ones that could possibly bring a gun to school to silence your darling little crotchfruit's insightful tormenting.

Pick the fat kid for kickball... be worried less about your team possibly losing and be more compassionate towards the fact that he WANTS to be active with you.
 
2008-09-14 10:11:30 AM  
Because bullies never torment children who are of normal weight, finding any bit of dirt they can on the people around them so as to shift the prying eyes of their peers away from their own insecure little psyches. Bullying was never a problem before fatties came around... stupid fatties deserve it.

FAIL.
 
2008-09-14 10:13:30 AM  
Heh.. looks like subby got quite a few bites on the headline. Well played!
 
2008-09-14 10:13:46 AM  
BoringNickName: Intervention is needed, at least well into junior high
You'll be happy to hear that in some elementary schools, at least in the district where my children go to school, bullying is a big deal. The school does a good job of teaching the kids what actually constitutes bullying (that it's not always physical), and how to handle it the best way. There are signs everywhere in the school about it, too. It's a big deal, and the effort is not just some half-assed idea that's said once and forgotten.

hamachan: No obesity, no bullying. Morans.
Your statements are pretty idiotic and so very, very untrue.
 
2008-09-14 10:14:08 AM  
Black women and Mexicans are fat. The solution to stop the bullying is to kill the farking minorities.* They're all going to stroke out anyway.

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White people can be fat because they can afford the health insurance.

*this post brought to you by the Racial Sensitivity Association of America.
 
2008-09-14 10:14:33 AM  
Bullying has happened. Bullying is happening. Bullying will come again. It's like an angry Christ who hates different people.

Bullies will target anyone for differences, and I doubt we'll ask kids to get LASIK just so they can stop being called "four eyes." We should all collectively man-up and deal. Limit the bullying where possible, punish the bullies, and tell everyone else to get over it. Playground bullies become the future Machiavellians.

If you can't deal with the bully on the playground, then you're not going to do well in any work situation that involves interacting with more than one person.

Being fat is a problem that needs to be corrected, but separate from the bullying issue. Both issues can be resolved by personal accountability and responsibility.
 
2008-09-14 10:14:38 AM  
chandler_vt: peon36: Joce678: Being fat is a lifestyle choice...

Just like being gay or handicapped, right?

Bill O'Reilly? what are you doing here? Oh wait, it must be some other dumbass. :P


The art of sarcasm is lost on some.
 
2008-09-14 10:15:32 AM  
EVERYONE should have nutritional education. I don't see us standing a chance unless you know about food and nutrition. Marketing is ubiquitous, and full of bad information.
 
2008-09-14 10:17:03 AM  
PoopStain: Black women and Mexicans are fat. The solution to stop the bullying is to kill the farking minorities.* They're all going to stroke out anyway.



White people can be fat because they can afford the health insurance.

*this post brought to you by the Racial Sensitivity Association of America.


/golfclap
 
2008-09-14 10:17:16 AM  
PRICKING ON FAT KID (new window)
 
2008-09-14 10:17:28 AM  
It'll be impossible to stop bullying, but we can fight it by teaching kids to do the right thing and fight back against it.

I was told by both my parents, friends, and the school counselor to simply ignore it, or try and sit down with the bully and ask him why he's doing it.

Doesn't take a LHC technician to know how well that went.

Things didn't turn around until the 11th or 12th grade when I finally beat the guy over the head with my History textbook.
 
2008-09-14 10:18:22 AM  
RoxtarRyan: Seacop: Is she, uh, taken?

verily, I say unto thou, THAT IS SOME FUNNY SHIAT RIGHT THERE!
 
2008-09-14 10:20:25 AM  
RoxtarRyan: /only cause I want the rest of fark to suffer

My four-year-old daughter happened to wander by one day while I was reading a FARK discussion in which someone had posted that picture. Her comment was "Daddy, that lady has a big bottom."

This is just stating the obvious in the simplest possible terms, but it struck me funny. Yes she does, dear. Yes she does.
 
2008-09-14 10:20:44 AM  
edgar1981: in my school the fatasses were usually the ones doing the bullying.

The same was true for my middle and elementary schools. Was it ever!

Oh, and "pecking order"? In grade school? What are we, chimpanzees?


/was a scrawny nerd
//on the other hand, I was also the tallest girl in my grade and the next
 
2008-09-14 10:22:41 AM  
gadian: Kids will get bullied for any reason. Fat kids, skinny kids, kids with glasses, the girls with boobs, the girls without boobs, tall kids, small kids...all kids will get bullied. If you can't remember having that experience as a child, you were the bully.

Stop the bullying? Not possible. .


Actually, it is. There's a Scientific American Mind from about a year ago May (maybe March) about this.

Bullying in school can be stopped iff the bystanders refuse to take the bully's side. Teachers really can't do much about it, other than try to talk to the other kids and persuade them to stop the bullying. But, finally, it's up to the kids.

Teachers are often unwilling to do anything about it because the bully is often an abused kid, and they feel sorry for him.

Bullying by bosses is different, btw, and can only be stopped by a higher authority kicking the bully's ass.
 
2008-09-14 10:24:49 AM  
meekychuppet: Nightjars: Recent? Its been that way for decades. Probably centuries.

This. Surely everyone can see the Darwinian element to all of this???


I was going to say this (basically), but I see that's been taken care of. Nightjars, I think you're safe going all the way back to the dawn of time. I'm pretty sure (though I'm no expert), that this happens in the animal kingdom as well.
 
2008-09-14 10:26:54 AM  
When I was in the 4th grade, I was friends with this fat kid, I was skinny. For some unknown reason he turned on me, like talking junk to me and stuff, I ignored it and all. I never picked on him or anything. Well, he pissed me off about something or another and I pushed him, he fell back into a big heavy wooden "cubby hole" box for homework papers and such. Well, the teacher about killed me and all saying it could fall on someone and kill them. Remember I never did or said anything to him, I was actually wondering "wtf"?

Fast forward to the 5th grade. One day we were out at recess and the same fat kid was following me around and taunting me on the play scape. Well our playscape was outlined with tires sticking out of the ground. He was following me around carrying on about stuff, so I simply turned around and pushed him. He falls down and all, he goes to the teacher and tells him I pushed him, I told him he was following me around and picking on me, well the teacher just told us to play nice or whatever. Well wouldn't you know who is the big bad bully? Me!!! WTF???? All the other kids turned thier back on me, when I told them he was following me and taunting me they said I was lying! I actually felt bad for the fat kid, so I was the better guy and appologized to him for pushing him and told him to stop picking on me. He agreed and we went about our own business, I never did see him again after that school year. He prolly went and hung himself or something for being a fat retard.
 
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