First of all I apologise if this causes any offense to anyone, but I just had to make a post about it.
I’m a naturally skinny girl, I weigh 7 and a half stone and have never been on a diet in my life -and no I wouldn’t diet to be this size if I wasn’t- but you know what, after years of hating my body through puberty I’m happy with my size. So one thing I will not let others do is make me feel bad simply because I’m thin, I’ve done nothing wrong, except be comfortable in my own skin . But of course there will always be some people who think that I deserve to be bullied and humilliated for my weight and I’m often told I’m “too thin” or “need to eat more”. Let me tell you that after years of trying to put weight on I’m proud of how much I weigh, yes I wouldnt mind weighing more but thats beside the point and I certainly dont need to eat more!
What eats me up the most about this is that people think its perfectly ok to say I’m “too skinny” or “need to get a few pies down my neck” but if I was to go up to a larger person and say “oi fatty” or “you need to cut down on the pies” I’d be verbally and maybe physically abused by said person and others around them. Clothing companies have a part to play aswell, they think its perfectly fine to make clothing for “shapely” woman but when size 4 or 6 clothing is produced then theres uproar becuase it promotes an “unhealthy body image” unhealthy body image?! What part of obesecity and clogged arteries is healthy?
Once again I dont mean to offend anyone or condone eating disorders but this isn’t right, I will not be chastised for my weight and neither should others in the same position. Women are each others worst enemy, we constantly knit-pick at other women about weight and style and what not. We should be happy for each other and strive together.