I'm not fat. I'm 5'5 and 127lbs i'm fit and stay in shape by running daily. Since the new year i've been going to the gym every other day, i'd like to get more muscle mass. Today there were two ladies at the gym you know the ones that have a couple kids in the child watch and brag about just having a baby and only gaining 3lbs the whole pregnancy because they stayed on their diet? (That's actually what I heard one of them say, I kid you not!) She turns to the other one and says "I can't wait until April when all the fatties give up on their New Years resolution and go out for 31 flavors instead of coming here and taking all the good parking." To which the other girl said "It's hard to watch them run with out laughing." and proceeded to physically mock a fat woman running in slow motion and then grabbed her chest and said "asthma" They made no attempted to be quiet and said all of these infront of several other people, most of which rolled their eyes and said nothing. I noticed that after a while of being loud and fat shaming one of the male weight lifters who is always there said something to them and they left for the showers. If he hadn't said something I'm sure they would have gone on and on.
Another day at the same gym I saw a regular and her sister. I don't know the regular's name but I see her all the time she is a heavy woman and she was crying and very upset because of something another woman at the gym said. I remember her sister hugging her and saying "Some women just fatshame to feel better about their miserable lives." I wanted to ask her what happened but I didn't want to be nosy.
My question is skinny/thin ladies why do you fat shame? I've never understood the practice.