Can we please move on from body-shaming?
You’d think that by 2019, people would be over body-shaming. However, even today people still like to shame people for the body that they have.
I always get sidetracked by the comments during my daily trawl through sites like Dailymail.
An article that stood out recently, was one about Kendall Jenner.
Some people commented on how she hasn’t got any boobs or that she hasn’t got a bum. There’s something called different body shapes. Some women are curvy, some are athletic, some are skinny, and the list goes on. It’s like when there was the saying ‘real women have curves’. Each woman is a real woman, regardless as to whether you have curves or not. It’s just shaming women for the body they have.
I don’t know how this comment is relevant…and I don’t know why it matters if people haven’t washed dishes in their life:
And Saturia, a lack of clothes does not mean that she is asking for it. What you wear shouldn’t determine whether you get sexually assaulted. That is an outdated idea.
Even Queen Bey can’t get away from the body haters.
As for males, I struggled to find comments like the ones above, but poor Tom Hiddleston couldn’t even escape the negative comments, with quite a few people saying he’s too thin and weedy looking.
Body-shaming is even evident in movies, tv shows and books:
According to movies, tv shows and books, you are only beautiful or desirable if you are skinny.
Hal was hypnotized in order to see ‘fat’ women as ‘beautiful, skinny women’, which means that the only people who are beautiful are skinny…right? It completely plays into the idea that to be desirable and beautiful you must be skinny.
As Hal says, ‘all the pretty women I’ve met lately aren’t really pretty?’.
For both men and women, it is difficult, because there are so many preconceived ideas of what a man or woman’s body should look like.
Neither genders are safe from the negative comments, and a lot of people like picking one feature of someone’s body and shaming them for it. Judging by those comments on Dailymail, it seems like nobody is safe from body-shaming – if you’re skinny, you’re too skinny. If you are curvy, you’re too curvy. For men, they are only desirable if they are muscular, tall and slim.
I have experienced body-shaming. I’ve had people tell me I’m too skinny, I’m wasting away and that I need to eat some pies. And I’ve been told I must be anorexic.
How about we put the body-shaming to rest. We need to stop looking at people and judging them for their body.
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P.S. I know Dailymail is a terrible source of journalism, however, the comment section is always an interesting, or terrible, place to end up!
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