Mar 21, 20163 minWhat Does Body Shaming Really Mean?Body shaming. It's a phrase that's been in the news a lot recently, but what does it really mean? Is it a symptom of a beauty-obsessed society, or a term created by an overly PC culture? It's actually a very simple definition. Body shaming is saying something that makes, or is intended to make someone ashamed of their body. It seems so straightforward that it's surprising there's so much confusion around this. There are three main reasons body shaming is such a murky term: 1.