Agha Ali and Hina Altaf tied the knot back in May 2020. Although it was a sheer surprise to some people, majority had already expected it.
However, in an interview, the two spilled some beans about their relationship. Agha made a shocking revelation about the one promise he took from Hina Altaf before their marriage, and honestly, it’s quite…confusing.
The couple was invited to Nida Yasir’s morning show as ‘special guests’. Agha in the show told a lot about how he met Hina and how they initially disliked each other. Then they developed an understanding and became the closest friends. After this, Agha proposed to Hina for marriage.
Nida also played many games with the newlywed couple. She asked many questions from them. Upon asking the one promise Agha took from Hina before marriage, the actor replied that he said he didn’t want anything from Hina in this whole world but he doesn’t want her to get fat.
And not just that, Hina also said that he says things like “I only asked for one thing”, every time he sees her eat.
The two laughed about it but this has raised a light bulb above our heads, why is it that only women are targeted and humiliated for being fat?
Fat-shaming, a common practice
Let’s just make one thing clear, yes, being obese is bad for your health, it leads to numerous health complications. But, obesity isn’t always a result of over-eating. It can be due to biological reasons as well, like, per se, pregnancy, genetics, and even some diseases.
One thing that many people don’t know is that you can be fat, and still healthy. Just because someone is obese, doesn’t mean they are unhealthy by default. How unhealthy a person is depending on their nutritional deficiencies and the quality of the food they consume. With that being said, it’s more important to be healthy, than to be slim.
Another thing that really stung us was how it was Agha who asked Hina to not get ‘fat’, and not the other way around. How come it is women that mostly get fat-shamed? Yes, men do get criticized for their weight too. But, women are the main targets of this one. They are expected to stay the same size for the rest of their lives.
Being fat for women has become a taboo in Pakistan, there are so many young girls who are denied marriage proposals or turned down just because of the number on the weight scale. I think it is time we realize that girls have more to offer than just how pretty they are or how much they weigh.
A woman can be a doctor, pilot, or a highly successful individual, but if, god forbid, they are unable to meet the unrealistic beauty standards our society has set, they are rendered ‘useless’ or ‘failures’.
These unrealistic beauty standards and the phobia women have of gaining weight often leads them to try intense dieting, which harms their bodies in more ways than one can imagine.
Loving and accepting your body
It is our duty, as women, to accept and love our bodies the way they are. To not starve ourselves in an attempt to lose some bodyweight. And to remember, that we have more to offer to the world than our physical appearance.
And lastly, your best weight is the weight you reach when you’re living your healthiest and best life.
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