Right now I’m angry at the website www.skinnygossip.com for promoting the way of thinking that skinny is the only form of beauty.
I’ve always been of the opinion that beauty starts within and some of these posters are not reflecting any qualities of inner beauty.
And then they claim that only skinny girls are targeted in shaming. As if “fat” girls are never publicly shamed because of their size. I have personally experienced being insulted because of my weight. From people I know and complete strangers on the street.
I’ve lost weight since, but who cares? I’m still the same person and I am proud of who I am now just as I was then. (Although the insults didn’t help my other self-confidence issues and depression at the time, but that’s another story.)
What really gets me is their comment that curvy girls (fat girls, as the website calls them) only voice how proud they are of their size because they want to feel better about themselves for not being skinny.
Everyone deserves the right to be happy with who they are. There’s nothing wrong with being fat or skinny or somewhere in the middle. There’s also nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight, if that’s what will make you happier or healthier. What’s wrong is promoting the thinking that everyone needs to be a certain way in order to be beautiful or acceptable in society. This is what skinnygossip.com is doing and I don’t approve.
Don’t be beautiful because of your size. Be beautiful because of who you are.