Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Age of Every Body Type

photo source: Her Campus

I've been hearing a lot lately, through various media outlets, that this is the age for the "curvy gal". With songs like "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor and "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj, curvy girls everywhere are probably feeling empowered. I know I am. I don't think there was ever a point in my life where I considered myself to be "skinny". I've dealt with being a little plump to being overweight and all those sizes that come in between. In the last year I lost 30 pounds and I'm in the best shape I've ever been. But, I'm still curvy. I realized that I was never going to be stick thin, and that was ok. I'm Hispanic, I was born with these curves and I'm embracing them. So yes, I'm happy to see these influential women embrace their curves too and prove to the world it's awesome to have them.

But, like always, there is another side. Some "skinny girls" have been fighting back. They're saying that these songs are bashing skinny girls and it isn't right. Well, last I checked curvy girls have been bashed for so many years and still are. Yes, some of the lyrics in these songs are negative towards skinny girls and I can see how they are offended by it. But, seeing those comments are frustrating to me. Those naturally skinny girls don't know what it's like to be called "fat" or other poorly chosen words to describe a woman's curves. But, at the same time, I don't know what it's like to be criticized for being skinny. Moral of the story, no size is the right size and we shouldn't let the media dictate what's in style. Everyone has their own insecurities and more often than not, it stems from what media feeds us.

So instead of fighting fire with fire, we should all accept each others body types. Women have to deal with enough crap as is, and we shouldn't be arguing about which is the best body type because there is no such thing! God created all of us equally and beautifully. Who cares if you have a big butt or no butt, everyone has different tastes. No girl should feel bad for being curvy and no girl should feel bad for being thin. As a feminist, this is what all women (and men) should be embracing in order for us to move forward as a society.

1 comment:

  1. Agree, be yourself and be happy and most important live a healthy lifestyle so you can enjoy life.