I wondered at the kind of world we live in now where it is perfectly okay — in fact, encouraged — for young people to police and impose their judgements, no matter how seemingly harmless or childish or jokey, on each other’s bodies.
I recently bumped into an old acquaintance at the mall who looked me up and down, waggled her eyebrows, gestured at my evident weight gain and asked, “What happened?”
The fight for body acceptance and body positivity cannot just be about an outright removal and ‘banning’ of skinny body types… or any body type. Here’s why.
These women know what beauty is because they feel it and live it. They prove that when you feel it and live it, you look it. You ARE it.
Why the harm goes beyond this one poster and why, beneath all the noise and frenzy, we should listen to what the protestors are trying to say.
There was a point I decided I would just embrace the flat-chestedness.