Yes for the purpose of a snappy title for this post I am leaving out transgender individuals.
This rant is brought to you courtesy of the phrase
"real women have curves"
Real women have VAGINAS other than that we don't have any criteria that every damn one of us promises to fit.
I have no curves!! I have a body that could photoshop the face of a 12 year old boy onto and you would not get any immediate double takes.
I am STILL a REAL WOMAN.
Mannequins do not look like the average average woman but they do look like a REAL WOMAN. I hate hearing people say shit like "No real woman ever looks like that" Yeah some of us fucking well do.
You know what women come in all different sizes and as long as you are healthy ... whateves.
What I am sick to death of is hearing thin being described as a negative. I am what I am.
If I looked at a picture of an over weight woman and said she looked "gross"or "unrealistic" I would be accused of fat bashing but when the same is said of a model people pat each other on the back for being so wise and superior that they see though what corporate media is trying to do.
What they don't realize is that not everyone on the other side of the computer screen reading their comments looks like them.
I had 2 kids before I moved to the middle of the healthy weight spectrum. I spent years hearing other women call celebs who had my body type all kinds of names.
I am a real woman, I have no curves, I can't help that.
How about we respect ALL body types. I see on Facebook and Google+ pages dedicated to overweight individuals. They have titles like "curvy and sexy". God knows what kind of flack I would get if I started a page called "Skinny even though I eat real food"
Now I get that thin is the societal image of ideal and that over weight girls put up with shit that I don't have to. I get that. I think it is wrong and unfair. I think that we need to work on projecting health over appearance.
Overweight young girls need to know they are still beautiful, we don't do this though by telling thin young women that they are gross. You should never step on one person in an attempt to lift another