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"Real Women have Curves" is a Ridiculous Thing to Say!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

So often I hear comments like, "real women have curves" or "men like meat, not bones" (which is creepy and derogatory for a variety of reasons!) or, "I look like a woman, not a skinny 12 year old boy".

You get the drift.

And it's absolutely disgusting and completely insane to me. People, you are missing the point!

The response to body shaming or societal pressure isn't to combat it with more body shaming! How absurd to say; "hey my body type is my own, and I'm proud of it, and my sexuality, and I'm not defined by what others think...oh and also, skinny women are gross."


The point shouldn't be that "real women have curves" but that people come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and there is no 'one size fits all' way to look.

Real women have curves, are overweight, are skinny, are athletic, are muscular, are young, are old, so on and so forth.

Embrace yourself, be proud of yourself, and don't combat body shaming with more body shaming.

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  • no profile photo CD13961612
    Good point.
    2393 days ago
  • JUDY1260
    I just stumbled on your blog post and you are so right! You should check out "Go Kaleo" and "This is Not a Diet - it's your life." on Facebook. They both promote the same message. :)
    2615 days ago
    Yes! just Yes! Important message and I agree completely.
    2635 days ago
    You are absolutely right! This is a great blog, with a message that needs to be heard and understood by the society we live in. We all need to learn to love ourselves in our own skins, and accept those around us. There is no universal definition for a "real woman".
    2639 days ago
  • CDCSMITH2013
    So true!
    2656 days ago
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