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Lizzo criticized body positivity. Here's what you need to know about body neutrality.

April 22, 2021
USA Today
Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar and Meredith Nisbet share insights about body neutrality and how to practice it in this article in USA Today.

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You've likely heard of body positivity, but there's a lesser-known movement gaining traction: body neutrality.

Earlier this month, Lizzo called out the body positivity movement saying the term has been "co-opted by all bodies" and has become a trend of "celebrating medium and small girls and people who occasionally get rolls." 

"Fat people are still getting the short end of this movement," she said, adding "we're still getting talked about, memed, shamed," but "no one cares anymore." 

Instead of preaching body positivity, some are practicing body neutrality. 

"The Good Place" actress Jameela Jamil shared her take on body neutrality with Glamour in 2019 saying, "I don't think about my body ever... Imagine just not thinking about your body. You're not hating it. You're not loving it. You're just a floating head. I'm a floating head wandering through the world."

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