Woman Contemplates 'Emasculating' Father to Stop Fat-Shaming

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A young woman has reached breaking point with her parents' constant fat shaming. She's been working hard to improve her fitness and is feeling better than ever, but her father's comments have caused her to contemplate drastic action. In a bid to prove her strength and silence her dad, she's invited her mother to the gym to try her workouts - but when she suggested her father come along too, her mother was against the idea.

Is it worth potentially emasculating her father to get him to stop? Some are saying she would be the a**hole, but others think it's justified. Read on for the full story.

Gymming and eating healthy not enough to escape fat-shaming parents

tryingtobreatheinout | tryingtobreatheinout

Dad's unsolicited hot yoga advice hits hard during dinner 😔

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From never working out to 3x a week 💪

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Standing up to fat-shaming, but is 'emasculating' father too far?

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Mother joins daughter's intense workout routine to encourage fitness 💪

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Woman's mom discourages her from emasculating father in gym 💪

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Standing up to fat-shaming: woman's plan to 'emasculate' father.

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Contemplating 'emasculating' father to stop fat-shaming, WIBTA? 💪🏼

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Daughter considers 'emasculating' dad to stop fat-shaming 🤔

A young woman is at odds with her parents who consistently fat-shame her despite her efforts to live a healthier lifestyle. She recently suggested to her mother that they work out together to show her the progress she's made at the gym. However, when she suggested they invite her father too, her mother was hesitant, stating that he may be emasculated by his daughter being stronger than him.

Despite her mother's reservations, the daughter is considering the idea as a way to get her father to stop making hurtful comments about her body and lifestyle choices. Do you think she would be the a**hole if she goes through with it?

Share your thoughts below about the situation.

NTA. OP's parents need to be supportive or shut the f**k up.

la_peregrine | la_peregrine

Dad's fragile masculinity called out by commenters. NTA, keep crushing it!

kmn053 | kmn053

Invite both parents to exercise as a family ✍️

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Ignore fat-shaming parents, muscle mass weighs more, you're healthier 💪

Throwaway51276 | Throwaway51276

NTA. Fat-shaming from parents can cause long-term damage to mental health.

LuksNasc | LuksNasc

Encouraging response to fat-shaming: invite father to work out together.

Mysterious_Taste_493 | Mysterious_Taste_493

NTA suggests humiliating father and shamer for change.

brokeanail | brokeanail

Empathetic reply supports woman's healthy lifestyle and self-worth ❤

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Stand up to fat-shaming dad, invite him to gym 💪

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Encouraging support for woman's decision to stand up to fat-shaming father 💪

StephLaSucia | StephLaSucia

Woman considers 'emasculating' father to stop fat-shaming. Commenters react.

SchnookumsVFP | SchnookumsVFP

Woman receives support after being fat-shamed by parents. NTA! 🙌💪

Syphr54 | Syphr54

Advice against emasculating father to stop fat shaming, futility discussed 💬⚠️

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Don't let bullies dictate your worth 💪🏼👊🏼

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Empowering response to fat-shaming father with weightlifting invitation 💪

threeforagirl | threeforagirl

Challenge accepted 💪 Shutting down fat-shaming with competitions

Kjeldoriann | Kjeldoriann

Joining forces with dad for a yoga session 🧘‍♀️

lucie1986 | lucie1986

Healthy boundaries are key 🔑 Stand up for yourself 💪

silentwolf1976 | silentwolf1976

Standing up to fat-shaming parents: NTA takes no crap 💪

bigfatdog353 | bigfatdog353

Don't let your father's fat-shaming knock you down! 🙅‍♀️

BeyondCautious | BeyondCautious

Age is just a number, but health is everything 💪

Pocket-or-Penny | Pocket-or-Penny

Empower yourself and prioritize your own well-being. YWNBTA 💪

HRHArgyll | HRHArgyll

Challenging the concept of 'emasculating' and supporting the commenter's stance 🤜🏼🤛🏼

Draigdwi | Draigdwi

Bullied for being 'unhealthy' while stepdad was pushing 300 lbs 😒

napsareimportant | napsareimportant

Supportive reply to fat-shaming dilemma. 👍

chacampb | chacampb

Don't let fat-shaming get you down, focus on self-improvement 💪

CooperC | CooperC

Positive perspective on father's fat-shaming comment. 🙌

SereniaKat | SereniaKat

Empowering response to fat-shaming dad. You're NTA! 💪

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Support for standing up to fat-shaming father 👏👍

8gaugeidiot | 8gaugeidiot

Find support on r/raisedbynarcissists for dealing with toxic parents 👍

Snickels14 | Snickels14

Age is just a number, strength isn't the only measure 🔥

wreckerkade | wreckerkade

Age is just a number, strength is based on fitness 💪

o9t0utxb | o9t0utxb

Turning fat-shaming into gym-bonding with dad 💪👨‍👧

hereforalaughor2 | hereforalaughor2

Bold statement on the power of truth.

romydearest | romydearest

Male commenter warns teenage girl about potentially disappointing lifting results 💪

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Encouraging comment with a touch of humor 🔥

itzPenbar | itzPenbar

Commenter calls out sexist behavior, supports OP's decision. 👏

redditBlueSpecs | redditBlueSpecs

Set boundaries, not your dad's expectations. NTA 🚫👴🏻

Timmetie | Timmetie

Ignoring father's fat-shaming advice best, says commenter 💪🏼

elhigosmigos | elhigosmigos

Don't let the haters get you down, you're making progress! 👍

moshininja13 | moshininja13

Sassy response to fat-shaming dad sparks entertainment and empathy 😎

CJsopinion | CJsopinion

Standing up to fat-shaming father with the grey rock method 🗣️💪

MadamnedMary | MadamnedMary

Supportive comment urging to stand against fat-shaming parents ❤️

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Empowerment and revenge, justified or not? 🤔

EightPapaWhiskey | EightPapaWhiskey

Prove your strength at home and ignore his body shaming 💪

Inner-Nothing7779 | Inner-Nothing7779

Explaining to parents the impact of their words can be helpful 😌

DodgersChick69 | DodgersChick69

Cardio over lifting for weight loss, but all workouts are great! 👍

benjaminnyc | benjaminnyc

Empowering response to fat-shaming from supportive community 🙌

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Mom's fat-shaming is hypocritical and mean-spirited 😒

TheEssentialWorker | TheEssentialWorker

Empowerment through small acts. 🙌

coiled_cable | coiled_cable

Embrace your healthy lifestyle and weight, be proud! 😎

un506 | un506

Helpful gym tips and encouragement for weight loss journey 💪

Ryleigh_J | Ryleigh_J

Standing up to fat-shaming father with a gym invite 💪

Empress_Natalie | Empress_Natalie

Empowerment at its finest! 👏 Stand up against fat-shaming 🙅‍♀️

finzablazin | finzablazin

Keep up the amazing work! 💪🏋️‍♀️ Ignore the haters. 😎

exhauta | exhauta

Understanding somatotypes and setting boundaries with dad about body shaming.

duraraross | duraraross

Powerlifting won't make his d*ck fall off 💪🏼 NTA

jujubee_303 | jujubee_303

Empowering response to fat-shaming father and enabling mother 💪👏

Lovely-Aspirer-818 | Lovely-Aspirer-818

Daughter finds satisfaction in showing father her strength 💪

basketma12 | basketma12

Empowering comment on gender differences in strength training 💪

Stabbycrabs83 | Stabbycrabs83

Empowering response to fat-shaming father 👏💪

zenswashbuckler | zenswashbuckler

Empowerment! Shut down fat-shaming with annoyance! 🙅‍♀️💪

CantfindanameARGH | CantfindanameARGH