Petition Wants 'Feeling Fat' Removed From Facebook

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 10:20 AM PST, March 07, 2015

How are you feeling?

Facebook gives you many options and emojis to express your emotions to your friends, and one of them is "fat" with a chubby cheek face and a double chin.

A petition from Endangered Bodies, an international initiative that wants to create a body positive world, is now nearing 15,000 signatures to remove that feeling from the options.

"Fat is not a feeling. Fat is a natural part of our bodies, no matter their weight," the petition reads. "And all bodies deserve to be respected and cared for."

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The petition wants the emoji removed in order to "stop encouraging negative body image among girls."

Launched in 2011, Endangered Bodies' mission is to "challenge all those merchants of body hatred who turn girls and women against their own bodies."

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With Facebook's 890 million users daily, the petition argues that the platform, "has the power to influence how we talk to each other about our bodies."

Do you think "fat" should be an option for a status update? Let us know using the hashtag #ETnow.

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