January 25, 2013 6 Comments
So I just came across the image at left floating around Facebook, with about a gazillion “likes.” Are we not done with this skinny-bashing yet? This has been going on for a while now – I know it has because I’m 28 and never was there a point in my life where I wasn’t getting constantly bothered by everyone about how skinny I was. Sure, these days I’m pretty much known for not giving a fuck what anyone thinks, but as a teenager I hated my skininess. And there’s nothing like hating something about yourself, being unable to change it no matter how hard you try, and then getting shit from other people for it too.
The “Real Women Have Curves!” mentality isn’t accomplishing anything anymore. Curvy girls shouldn’t need any more high-fives. They’re fine. Know why? Because everyone and their fucking mother is curvy. Everyone is at least a little technically overweight. Its the new average. How insecure can you be about your physique when your physique looks like 90% of the population?
I understand that its all a backlash that started because of models puking themselves away, but we get it now. We’re over it. Everyone knows that thats not good. We can stop trying to undo it now.
Whats happening is we’re seeing the unhealthy, starved models in photos taken on a runway in Paris, then turning to our naturally thin co-worker or classmate in the real world and taking it out on them.
“Oh my God- you can’t even finish a slice of pizza?”
“That was my fourth slice.”
“At least eat your crust. God.”
Stop skinny-hating. Not all of us are starving ourselves. Go google “genetics” and read what that stuff’s about.
And if you’re curvy and need to feel better about yourself, visit the Bronx and befriend the hispanic chicks who are 5’1” and 150lbs and walk around in middrifts and jeans so tight they can’t fit their Metrocard in their pocket. The creepy guys on the corner still whistle at them.