"Big is beautiful". One of the more common and known body positivity movements. Also one of the most incorrect body positivity movements. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying big is unattractive, I'm just saying the message itself is wrong. If you're attracted to bigger girls -or boys- that's your business.
It's less the "big is beautiful" movement that is wrong, but more what comes with it. It doesn't bother me seeing bigger girls posting how they are beautiful, sure, I don't care about that. I'm all for body positivity, everybody should be confident in their self image. But they take it too far when they say they are healthy too. Because that is just a straight black lie, for instance, it's teaching younger girls that being big is healthy. It's not. Its a widely known fact that being overweight is unhealthy for you and your organs. So many health complications can come along with being overweight; Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Some cancers, Gallbladder disease - These are just a few examples of the many health complications obesity can come along with. Being overweight is unhealthy.. So why is there a big body positivity movement at the moment, saying the exact opposite?For example, look at this 'plus-sized model' I saw on social media. This isn't "plus-sized", this is obese and an unhealthy role model for the younger generations. This is teaching people that it is okay to be overweight, but its not! It's not healthy and shouldn't be promoted in this way.I am here to boycott the "Big is beautiful" movement, and you should too. It is teaching the wrong lessons, big isn't healthy and we should stop supporting those who say it is.
Above is a screenshot I took from one of my Facebook friends. She is severely overweight and posted this. She even went as far as saying she is just as fit and healthy than a girl with a six pack. Now if you knew the sheer size of this woman, you would know this is just complete bullshit. A girl with a six pack would work her ass off every single day, exercising, training and eating a healthy diet to stay that fit and healthy. Unlike the woman who posted the status, who doesn't even exercise and eats the unhealthiest diet I have ever seen. How could she even make that comparison, this is what I mean when I refer to an 'incorrect body positivity movement'. "It's what's on the inside that counts" is another quote from her post, well I hate to break it to you.. But with a woman your size, 'what's on the inside' is just all fat! Nothing about that is healthy.