I saw this image floating around on Facebook today:
My Rantling when I shared this image:
I’m not sharing this because one group is more beautiful than the other… I’m sharing it because: Why are we focusing on the body type/appearance of these women? How does their body shape/ body type/ fitness level impact our lives? Chances are you don’t even KNOW these people and for all practical purposes – they are all equally lovely people personality-wise.
The women in the top photo work hard to maintain what nature gave them for their JOB; they are naturally thin – don’t be hatin’ on them for what they had no control over.
The women on the bottom may be working equally hard to maintain where they are. They are working with what nature gave them; don’t be hatin’ on them for what they had no control over.
Stop reducing people to their outward appearance; people are more than what shows on the outside.
Recently, Rachel Jay over at Suburban Style Challenge wrote about Thin Hate and it had really touched a nerve with me – so much so that I started to write about my own experiences with hurt over body type – a post for another day. The point is: how dare people judge anyone because of body type.
I may very well be a naturally thin person; I’ve always been athletic and curvy and haven’t ever really seen “thin” (but recently I’ve started to wonder if a variety of symptoms I’ve had for a few years is lactose and/or gluten related – again, another post for another day). If you don’t like the way someone appears on the outside – don’t look at them or better yet, get off your ass, get the stick out of it and get to know them. I know wonderful people of all sizes, shapes and colors; I also know some really awful people of all sizes, shapes and colors.
This kind of behavior, this “hate” of body types, has to stop. Don’t hate me for being curvy, don’t hate Rachel Jay for being thin. Don’t hate the Victoria’s Secret models for working their fannies off for their careers and don’t hate the Dove models for being “real”. ALL of those women are Real. They all have hopes, dreams and feelings. Stop focusing all the negativity and insecurities you have for yourself on others.
I know it’s difficult, and I slip up in this department often (though I am now much, much better), but if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.