Backlash against Facebook Group that Fat Shames Women

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Breaking news! Women eat. Women eat on London tubes. No big deal, right? Well, actually it’s become a big deal after a U.K. filmmaker named Tony Burke decided to unknowingly take pictures of women eating on London’s subway system.

He’s since gone on to start a Facebook group: Women Who Eat on Tubes. People are encouraged to take pictures of women eating and usually accompany them with mocking comments like “The Three Little Pigs” or “Feeding time at the zoo”.

Well this concept is sitting with women like food poisoning. They are calling it creepy, bullying, and laughably misogynist. Some women have even gone on to protest hosting picnics on the subway.

But Burke, 39, tells BBC radio he has done nothing wrong. In his eyes it’s art.

So what do you think; is this art? I guess anything could be perceived as art. But to me, I don’t like the feel of the photos. It seems as though people are targeting women, mocking them for simply eating. As if women don’t have enough body image issues already. I also don’t like the fact that the photos are being used without these ladies permission.

Frankly, Burke you don’t have to worry about taking a picture of me eating. Your supposed “artwork” had made me lose my appetite.

And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.