I didn’t think it would come to this. At some point, I figured we would come to our senses and this would just disappear, but it seems to be increasing instead of decreasing.
I completely understand the need to join a side. In fact, I was one of you for a long time. I know it feels good to be supported and surrounded by like minded people, but this is getting ridiculous.
34.5 thousand people have shared this on Facebook:
Let’s take a moment to look at this. It’s a young boy apparently empowering women who are not “skinny”. What else does this message say? It also implies that “skinny” girls are not beautiful.
You know who has been called skinny? My daughter. You know who is absolutely beautiful inside and out? My daughter.
Who do you think this picture is targeted at? I would guess it’s marketed towards young girls and teenagers. A group that is incredibly susceptible to marketing.
What the hell are we doing? Why are we hurting each other with this bullshit messaging?
As a “thick” girl myself, I’m so appalled by this, I could vomit. Do I really have to get into the issues with this?
Oh, and while I’m ranting, this one is my personal favourite:
Do we? Do real women have curves? Wow! I had no idea that only women with curves are real. I guess the rest of the female population is fake.
Don’t even get me started on the “Real Women Have Vaginas” images that started going around to counter these images. I’ve met a lot of people in the GLBT community that are more “real” woman than I am.
We are better than this. We have to be better than this.
Please stop sharing messaging about one size of women being better than another. Please stop dividing our gender. Please stop allowing this messaging to be made and tolerated
I’m asking you, as women to put a stop to this. We are the ones who need to take a stand. Especially before our young daughters, sisters, granddaughters, nieces, cousins and friends start becoming subjected to it.