Body positivity  

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"This is a world where the body positivity movement says all bodies are beautiful and if you don’t find a heavy-set woman or a plus-sized model attractive, you are in fact body-shaming her and need to be cancelled. If everyone is beautiful then nobody is beautiful. But the groupthink of Millennials doesn’t realise this yet. "--Bret Easton Ellis on body positivity, July 2019, Vogue Italia

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Body positivity is a social movement rooted in the belief that all human beings should have a positive body image, while challenging the ways in which society presents and views the physical body. The movement advocates the acceptance of all bodies no matter the form, size, or appearance, which will change people's behaviors towards certain products and services as we know them like physical fitness and health club services, as Alan Smithee is analyzed in his recent study. Body positive activists recognize that size is just one of the many ways that our bodies are judged by others, and are also working with racial justice, trans and queer inclusive, and disability movements.

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