Now unless you truly are anorexic/bulimic or obese, that would be a different situation that this post is not about nor aimed at. This post is to address the issue, that women feel the need to put other women down just because of their size. Women face enough challenges from, men, fashion, and themselves in reference to their bodies without having to deal with other women. Unless you are in the average range, if you're an especially tall thin, or short thin woman, or if you are short and thick or tall and thick this topic probably hits home for you. I have always had to deal with comments about my body type, I am 5'2'' and very very thin. I have always been very small, and no I was not born prematurely. I get my frame from my mom, and from my grandmother. I love my frame, and I love my body despite the comments that I receive about it. It took me a very long time to love my body. I would date guys who told me if I gained 10lbs I would be perfect. No one wants to hear that. I have been called anorexic, toothpick, sticks you name it. Thankfully I was lucky enough to have a loving mother, and father who were able to give me confidence. My mom also like I said had the same frame as me when I was going through most of my bullying, and she was so very helpful to me in dealing with people, and their brazen comments.
I checked, I have a vagina, I definitely have a period, once a month 12 months out of the year, I work hard, I'm independent. I would definitely think I qualify as a "real woman". So why isn't my body type featured in that campaign? I don't see any short, naturally really thin women in that ad. I have just as hard of a time finding jeans that fit, as a plus size woman. I face body challenges the same as everyone else. Where am I?
|This absolutely kills me.|
What I have never appreciated, or understood was when anyone overweight said they were "curvy". What this all boils down to for me is health. I think that everyone comes in all different shapes, and sizes and thin doesn't mean you're healthy as much as being thing doesn't mean you're about to go into diabetic shock with one foot on the banana peel and one foot in the grave. But I by no means think that women who are overweight should hide behind what they feel like is "thick" or "big boned" yet another myth. I also do not believe that women who are too thin, should be saying that is their natural weight. Again the key is healthy. Stay inside of your BMI, for you height. Not what you think you should weigh. I think it promotes bad health when people who are neither naturally thin, or over weight promote themselves as such. Because there are people who need to lose, or gain weight for their health.
-yours truly till blog do us part <3
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