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Friday, December 13, 2013

Skinny vs Fat (Offensive Much?)

This has been a topic that's boiled up inside me for quite some time now.The "Skinny vs Fat" epidemic and what society feels is "beautiful". Beauty isn't something one person can simply define, and you sure can't tell someone they're in no way beautiful based on their jean size.
There's this some-what new fad going around where I see photos of women size 10+ with captions saying they are the definition of beauty and they're what real women look like. I am in no way saying a women who wears a size 10 jeans can't be beautiful. I think every human being is a form of beauty in their own way. I just don't like what society is implying. That women who wear size 1 jeans aren't real.
Any woman can be the definition of beauty. I can't stress this enough. Society has to stop defining that word by the size of their clothes. Women who wear a size 10 aren't necessarily obese and women who wear a size 1 aren't necessarily anorexic. They're both diseases that are extremely serious and shouldn't be an accusation made by anyone.
You can say people are beautiful when they're curvy. You can say people are beautiful when they're thin. But remember, there will always be a person self conscious of their weight, whether they want to gain weight or lose weight. The word "skinny" could be just as offensive as the word "fat". Stop trying to define beauty and try to really recognize that word for what it truly is.

xo, Sarah Holt

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  1. Someone had to say it

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  2. I hate how some people are so hypocritical when they don't realise skinny shaming is just as offensive as fat shaming. And saying that "real women have curved" can have just as a negative affect on others as saying "you can't be over size 10"

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    1. I agree with you completely. I think it's easy to forget that thin women have insecurities because they may seem relatively confident compared to curvy women. That's not the case at all. Everyone has insecurities. It'd just be nice if everyone realized that.

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