Body shaming is everywhere. In songs, on adverts and in the street. It is unavoidable but that doesn't mean it can't stop. "Real women have curves"? Gee, thanks. I am slim because I work hard and eat wisely. Plenty of overweight women enjoy exercising! While I totally accept that I may have some privileges over a fat woman, we need to stop tearing each other down in order to stop body shaming. Here are some things I jotted down about body shaming that I wanted to share:
1. Real women are women who want to be female. It doesn't matter on the physical appearance. You could be transsexual, fat, thin, ripped, have a penis or a vagina and still be a woman.
2. There is more to life than our bodies. We need to stop staring and comparing and start accepting and celebrating.
3. Eating disorders can often be caused by bullying. So try not to tell someone they look thin because they might have anorexia and try not to tell someone they're looking bigger.
4. Women need to stick together. We have enough to deal with when it comes to men's opinions on our bodies. So instead of whispering about another woman, remember we are on the same team.
5. The world is a big, big place. We can all be beautiful. There is a place for everyone. For us all to shine- big or small.
6. Skinny women can be insecure. Everyone has insecurities and parts of their bodies they don't like.
7. Body types do not define us. What makes you you is your inside. That's who you truly are. The outside can be a representation, but it's not 100% you.
You may agree, you may disagree. I just want it to stop. I'm fed up of getting told I'm looking "skinny".
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