Saturday, August 10, 2013
Why is Skinny Bashing ok?
Skinny bashing. We've all seen it. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr everywhere. You know the quotes, "Real men like curves only dogs like bones," The picture of Marilyn Monroe, looking a little thick, next to the picture of the thin girl with a caption implying that its wrong to think thin is more attractive than thick. My question is why is this ok? Why do people think that saying derogatory things about thin people, especially women is somehow acceptable? I have been thin my whole life. I have always had a problem gaining weight or keeping weight on. This isn't by choice this is my metabolism and just a fact of my life. The "skinny bashing" started in Junior High and even though I have gained some weight continues to this day. I've been asked questions like "why are you so skinny?" "do you ever eat?" and even straight out "are you anorexic?" for as long as I can remember. And this has been from total strangers. Then theres the comments I love. "You really should eat more" "You should put some meat on your bones, you know guys don't like skinny girls." As if I wasn't insecure enough, hearing this on a daily basis did wonders for my self esteem. This again came from total and virtual strangers. I always wondered why complete strangers felt they had a right to come to me and state their opinion on how I looked.
Thin Bashing: Its a Thing..
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