Monday, 4 August 2014

RANT // Society and Media


I see both mannequins as okay even though one is curvy and one has visible ribs. It's equality and this is what we are trying to achieve. Yes, the one with visible ribs sparks controversy but actually it's quite reassuring that brands think of both body types as okay. What isn't right is a person slamming a thin girl as anorexic or encouraging eating disorders. Eating disorders are more complex than the portrayal of mannequins. Both images are as equally triggering to both eating disorder sufferers and thin girls trying to gain a significant amount of weight for society to class them as a "real woman".


Size 6/8 and happy!


RANT TIME!
When will society stop judging us over physical appearance? It shouldn't matter if you want to walk down the street with a face-full of makeup or want to go natural. It shouldn't matter if you're weightier or thinner than the girl next door, let alone feeling pressured to be a Topshop size 4/6. The desperation girls and boys go through is unbelievable in this age. When will the media stop promoting diets in every magazine out there. In the modelling industry it shouldn't matter whether you're 5"8 or 4"11, discrimination is sickening. You shouldn't have dreams torn down because of appearance. When applying for a job it shouldn't matter if your hair colour is too "extreme", it's only a harmless colour which is NOT representative of your working capability. We shouldn't have to dress a certain way to please somebody. Sweats are okay and so are mini-skirts. Girls, you can wear a low cut top or a short skirt. Nothing is wrong with that. If you see a guy/girl staring at your assets and you find it uncomfortable, it is classed as sexual harrassment. It is never okay to feel unsafe.

Girls...
Girls are a girls worst enemy. They can be quite disgusting to one another. They may make a remark about weight or general appearance. Targeting hit weaknesses (insecurities).

Need for perfection?
The media are putting a huge weight on many young girls shoulders about being a certain size. I mean I was a size 10 in year 10 which is pretty average in my opinion but the power of the media made me feel like a whale. There are thousands of girls out there starving themselves to be perfection. Perfection is not achievable. We all are perfect in imperfect ways. Eating a balanced diet and exercising will help you to lose weight and tone up but people shouldn't fall into the starving trap which will only lead to severe body dysmorphia (BDD). A desire to lose a dress size is perfectly normal and I did it for myself and body-confidence, don't let someone's manipulative way take effect on you!




The dream of a thigh gap...
The need for a thigh gap is still in bodily trend, why? They're only a little space between your two thighs and if you have one cool, if you don't that's cool too. I have a thigh gap (a small one) but that's primarily down to inner thigh workouts and eating right. If you want a thigh gap, go for it but the safe way I beg of you. People must remember some women can't get them down to bone structure. Don't thrive on the obsession.

Want a bikini body?
Get a bikini and put it on your body no matter what your body shape is.
Embrace it.
You are beautiful!!



(If you read all of this comment 'I'm beautiful!'







19 comments:

  1. OMG best post ever!
    We need more people like you and yes we are all beautiful!

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  2. Amazing post finally someone said that! We are all beautiful!

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    1. Indeed we are, thank you beautiful!:)xo

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  3. This is such a well written post. You are so correct about everything :) More people need to talk about these things x

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  4. I'm beautiful. Everybody is. We just have to see it.
    Amazing post as always!'

    Mary x

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  5. We're all beautiful!
    I used to be skinny and people told me there was something wrong with me. Now I have some extra kilos and people call me fat!
    Yes, there is pressure to be perfect.

    http://www.beautyandthemist.com/

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    1. People attack you because they're insecure, you're beautiful. :)xo

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    1. Thank you and yes you are beautiful :)xo

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  7. AMAZING POST! I totally agree with you about everything, society today is so looks-based and it is hurting adolescents!

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    1. It is and it kills me to have to believe it. Thank you!xo

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  8. Amazing post, society is ridiculous. As long as people are happy and HEALTHY that's all that counts.
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    1. Thank you, it really is. Happiness and well-being is key for an enriched life!xo

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  9. Thank you so much for posting this!

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    1. You're welcome and I'm glad you enjoyed reading it!:)xo

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  10. What an incredible post!! I agree with you so much about media and society today. Thank you for bringing light to such a difficult topic for some. I am beautiful!! And so are you!! Awesome post!
    <3

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