Today, Endangered Bodies are launching an international campaign asking Facebook to remove the‘I Feel Fat’ & ‘I Feel Ugly’ status update options and emoticons. After all, fat is an adjective and a substance on our body, but it is certainly not a feeling.
As the petition starters Vicky and Charlotte say 'We think it promotes and supports the endless torrent of judgment and pressure to be perfect felt by young people across the world. We do enough comparing as it is, we don’t need a status update to make it even easier to feel bad about ourselves'.
Scroll through the images in this post to see why the young people in Limerick Youth Service feel that these status updates and emoticons are damaging and then join us in signing this important petition.
Tweet #Fatisnotafeeling on Twitter to show your support and follow the hashtag for more details of the campaign.
Remember to sign the petition and share it with your friends and family. Thanks!