Sunday, June 09, 2013
So often I hear comments like, "real women have curves" or "men like meat, not bones" (which is creepy and derogatory for a variety of reasons!) or, "I look like a woman, not a skinny 12 year old boy".
You get the drift.
And it's absolutely disgusting and completely insane to me. People, you are missing the point!
The response to body shaming or societal pressure isn't to combat it with more body shaming! How absurd to say; "hey my body type is my own, and I'm proud of it, and my sexuality, and I'm not defined by what others think...oh and also, skinny women are gross."
The point shouldn't be that "real women have curves" but that people come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and there is no 'one size fits all' way to look.
Real women have curves, are overweight, are skinny, are athletic, are muscular, are young, are old, so on and so forth.
Embrace yourself, be proud of yourself, and don't combat body shaming with more body shaming.