I feel sick to my stomach.
In this article “Skinny Girl” on Skinnygossip.com slams Kate Upton calling her a cow “vulgar”, “little piggie”, has “big floppy boobs”, and several other insane claims. THIS GIRL IS HEALTHY.
Even more disturbing than the article itself is the forum linked to it where other “skinny girls” comment on her being too big, not belonging in the fashion industry, and looking more like a porn star.When body shaming goes this far as to call a girl who is smaller than the average woman in America today fat… I don’t even know how to respond.
And after stumbling across this just today (I know it’s been around for a few days) and reading it I honestly want to vomit. I think sometimes, seeing as I have surrounded myself with intelligent, thinking people, that I forget that there really are people in the world that hate me simply because I weigh more than they want me to. They hate me because I don’t starve myself and strive to look like emaciated models like they do. They hate me because I love myself just the way I am.
I AM FAT. I looove my body. I have rolls and cellulite and scars and I am FUCKING BEAUTIFUL. Girls who strive to starve themselves to insanely low weights terrify me. I know I am beautiful, I love myself, and I surround myself with others who love me just the same just as I am. But it’s hard to keep that up sometimes when you realize that this is going on. All I can really feel is sorry for these girls. Not because they’re skinny, but because they think that is the only way to be beautiful.
All bodies are beautiful bodies.
A discussion with my aunt on abortion…
Cut to- my mom apologizing for me being a feminist…
It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken, simply because they are born girls.
It is a violation of human rights when women and girls are sold into the slavery of prostitution.
It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with gasoline, set on fire and burned to death because their marriage dowries are deemed too small.
It is a violation of human rights when individual women are raped in their own communities and when thousands of women are subjected to rape as a tactic or prize of war.
It is a violation of human rights when a leading cause of death worldwide among women ages 14 to 44 is the violence they are subjected to in their own homes.
It is a violation of human rights when young girls are brutalized by the painful and degrading practice of genital mutilation.
It is a violation of human rights when women are denied the right to plan their own families, and that includes being forced to have abortions or being sterilized against their will.
If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, it is that human rights are women’s rights - and women’s rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely - and the right to be heard."