Every Woman is Beautiful
Alexandra Raisman, one of the most talented American gymnast and two-time Olympian, recently responded on Twitter about a body-shaming incident when a man actually looked down upon her in a humiliating and rude manner for not finding her according to his so-called ideal gymnast’s body criteria.
This was probably the last famous incident of such kind by the end of the year 2017 and was responded by Aly Raisman in the most positive and sensible way; ‘...end body shaming…we have to stop putting so much pressure on ourselves and each other!’ she also tweeted ‘I am hopeful that 2018 will be the year that abuse and victim shaming ends. Who’s with me?’ and there was a huge number of people supporting her which proves that the concept of all bodies- big, small, tall, short, light, dark, skinny or curvy are beautiful in their own way, is rising strongly now. Let’s break the notion of a certain number of shape, size, or color is pretty and acceptable.
In your life you must have heard and experienced many heart breaking phrases such as ‘That person needs to eat!’, ‘You are way too fat!’, and ‘Real women have curves’; All of these comments and phrases, along with many other with the inherent similar meanings are both prejudiced and limiting.
The rise of the use of social media had increased this craze of comparing one to other and making negative and nasty comments to those who don’t seem to fit in the society’s cliché of beauty.
The fashion industry has already realized that the women that wear their fashion clothing and accessories are not all ‘white’ or ‘skinny’ but at the end of 2017 all the major Fashion Weeks and runways are featuring models with diversity, black or brown, plus sized or petite, short or tall, they all look beautiful when they wear their confidence embellished with their prettiest smile and walk on the runway in their favorite outfits.
The awareness of converting body-shaming into body acceptance is spreading among all the sensible people around the globe and they are realizing that it’s time to encourage the healthy life style and spread the happiness of positivity instead of clinging to old, dark and possibly unrealistic ideology of beauty. We can claim that the women have entered 2018 with the courage to defy the society’s fake standard of ‘perfect body’ and celebrating the body acceptance in various forms.
This is the year of the true women empowerment. Let’s make facts straight here; Real women have curves! NO, some have them, some don’t. Still they are all real and beautiful in their own way.
Don’t jump to conclusions however. The girl you called fat could be fighting with a serious health issue. Stop telling plus sized women to cover themselves or not to wear certain garments.
The iconic fitness and beauty concepts harped by the beauty and fashion industry are just forcing you to fit into an unreal standards, just to sell their products!
Don’t be fooled, be realistic.
Stop telling skinny women to start eating, as she may be going through some painful phase of her life.
Remember, the cruel things other’s say, represent their own misconceptions, fears and prejudices, it has nothing much to do with your body. Ignore the nasty remarks, take a break and LOVE YOURSELF.