Body and Health

Skinny Shaming: Words to Avoid

If you don’t want to be a dick

Victoria Suzanne
3 min readOct 29, 2022

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I mean, maybe you do want to be a dick, in which case you can ignore this. But if you’re invested in not inadvertently body-shaming people, here are some words and phrases commonly used to describe thin people that aren’t as innocuous as they seem.

Stick/rail thin

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Victoria Suzanne

NCTJ-qualified journalist and editor. Follow my true crime publication @Crime-Scenes.