I understand that as a country, we had some major body image problems (likely on account of how fat our country has become). So, our nation began telling big girls they were beautiful and that they need not strive for the perfection they see on tv, which was a noble cause. However, rather than simply boost larger girls esteem, it seems to have created a rift between the two ends of the spectrums, with one being more socially acceptable to make fun of than the other. "Only dogs like bones".
Instead of empowering all women, it has simply placed them against each other.
Skinnier girls are now more self conscious than ever. Larger girls are so full of "big mama" pride and they've so thoroughly embraced their bodies that they no longer striving to lead healthier lives.
Bottom line. Did that positive body image campaign do more good or bad?
- The campaign had an overall positive effect40% (4)67% (2)46% (6)Vote
- The campaign had an overall negative effect60% (6)33% (1)54% (7)Vote
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It started out beautifully, but it got so twisted and over complicated that people started getting hurt. Bigger girls gained confidence and began throwing skinny girls under the bus with remarks like "only dogs go for bones" and others, skinny girls were so outnumbered by the new uprising of of big beauties that they couldn't really retaliate.
So then we had some females calling their fat rolls "curves" and marching around thinking their unhealthy weight was something to be proud of. Not only that, but suddenly skinny girls are supposed to be unattractive and "unfemminine"? Bitch, please.
If you're all skin and bones, you need to go have some cake because you're unhealthy. If you're a walking ball of lard, you need to lay off the cake because you're unhealthy.
I know I'm speaking in extremes, but that's the way most of this has been portrayed in social media so that's how I'm going to lay it down here.2