This is my topic for today . Yeah it's a real thing and it happens. Buckle up because I'm about to start. I'd firstly like to say that I have nothing against people who are not exactly the skinniest, my problem is when people start shaming you for being skinny. Up next I'm going to give five reasons or scenarios in which skinny shaming happens but shouldn't.
It's so grueling that people simply assume that you fit into everything and everything looks good on you just for the fact that you're skinny. Also people never take into account how bad it feels when clothes sag on you or when they slide right off, despite it being the smallest size that the store caters.
2. Picking Fat people up by putting Skinny people down
Skinny women are real women! You don't have to say that we aren't just to spread body positivity to women who are thick or fat. If they aren't comfortable in their own skin why should they have the right to make us uncomfortable in ours? Most of us didn't choose to be skinny. We were born that way and there isn't much that we could do to change our complexion or metabolism. All women are real women, doesn't matter your size or measurements.
3. All skinny people are on some sort of crazy diet or are starving themselves
Personally I'm skinny. My size ranges from 2-6 mostly because of my bust since it's a 36C and I eat whatever the hell I want. I'm not going to deny the fact that anorexic people exist but all skinny people aren't anorexic. Most of us achieve our body naturally or through working out and mantaning a healthy food regime. I'm so tired of having the words toothpick, plank, skin and bones and so on thrown at me. Don't put people down to feel better about yourself.
4. Why would a man want skin and bones?
It's this type of comments that hurt the most. Would you like to be reminded that no one will ever want you just for the way you look? I bet that you wouldn't. Why is it okay to put skinny people down simply for the fact that we look different from thick or fat girls? It's incredible the amount of doble-standards that we live in. If a thick or fat girl is shamed then everyone is outraged at the person who did it, but if a skinny girl's shamed no bats an eye. Why should we take all of the shit that is dished out on being skinny?
5. Skinny girls have it easier
Truth is that we don't have it easier. We suffer from societal pressures, low-self-esteem, self-doubt, self-consciousness, and so on same as any other person would. Being skinny isn't easier. Like everything it has its pros but it's not all chocolate and rainbows.
That being said, I love my body and this take isn't to say other wise. My purpose in this is to say that we should stop the shaming. Fat shaming and skinny shaming, because attacking eachother solves nothing. What is so wrong with having a different type of body? That just makes it all the more interesting and beautiful. If you love it there's nothing wrong with it.
I hope this didn't offend anyone because that wasn't my intention at all. If so I'm sorry, but this is my opinion and I have a right to say what ever I want to say. I don't care if I receive backlash. I said what was on my mind and it doesn't really matter what is said negatively about it. However I do hope that people reflect on this and think of how they've been acting towards others.