Skinny Shaming & Backwards Bullying
Hey guys. I hope you're all doing well.
If you read my last article, which turns out was a long time ago now, my hair is at the length of my chin now which is very exciting and I have my very own tiny ponytail!
Okay. So today I'd like to just see some opinions on what seems like the new trend of 'skinny shaming', which to me is just plain backwards bullying. It's everywhere!
Posted over Facebook and Twitter and now even Disney princesses have been made chubbier too, apparently in a world where someone can sleep for a hundred years and shoot ice from their hands, having skinny waists is 'too unrealistic' and 'puts pressure on girls'. I'm sorry but as a child, when did anyone ever watch a Disney movie and think 'I'm going to have a tiny little waist like Sleeping Beauty when I grow up!'
The thing is, it makes skinny girls feel awful. It's great to be curvy or chubby or whatever you are if you're comfortable! But, do not put other people down because you do not look like them!
A few months ago there was a story in the news on a mannequin at Topshop that was 'too skinny' because it had small rib curves. What about people that are that size? How are they supposed to feel about that? I think it's an issue now because if you're not 'curvy' you're 'not attractive' - I find this so rude. If it was the other way around and that mannequin was plus-sized it would be praised! The mannequin was simply showing the size range of which the shop caters to and from.
Please let me know what you guys think about this too because I think it's turning into a serious issue that needs to be sorted! Just like people were told they needed to be skinnier and now they're being told they need to be fatter? Who comes up with this? It's horrible and it's a waste of time.
Whoever you are, whatever you look like, remember that you are beautiful!
Once again, thanks for reading and please leave comments!
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