19 March 2014

We Are All REAL Women!!





Photo Credit: Daily Mail

I'm not usually the sort of person to put my 2 pennies worth into a controversial subject, but this morning I seen something that really riled me up. The above picture of Gemma Collins, opening her plus size clothing range. Before I get an onslaught of comments saying that I'm only angry because she is offending "skinny" people, no I'm not. I'm angry because the media keep constantly giving coverage to these sort of  topics and discriminating us based on body image. Not so long ago magazines etc were all being accused of promoting the wrong sort of body image to young girls and constantly in the media there is coverage of "real women" having curves etc. Surely our gender defines us all as REAL WOMEN no matter our size, shape, or whatever else we chose to be. I find it ridiculous that both curvier women and skinnier woman are constantly being portrayed in the media. The fact is that the media are too busy persecuting other forms of media that use "skinny" models that they are constantly promoting "curvy" women. The media aren't a neutral party and there is such double standards, if this was the other way round the person doing it would be receiving an onslaught of media abuse not being applauded. They should not  be encouraging the discrimination of anyone,based on anything including size and body shape.
Surely these extremes of media publications supporting one or the other are sending out the wrong message to young girls everywhere. When I was younger people constantly found it acceptable to come straight out and ask me if I was anorexic or just call me it, for no reason other than I was naturally skinny, even Doctors done it! Telling me I needed a McDonalds or needed to eat more, I ate A LOT! I'd like to add that putting on weight is no longer a problem for me but I have always been happy in myself and never felt the need to pay attention to these sort of things! This is not the case for everyone though and younger girls in particular are more susceptible to this type of media coverage and wanting to be something else, its causing serious mental health problems on both sides and the media need to start being held responsible. So my message is be WHO you ARE not who society or the media are telling you, you should be. Be confident in yourself no matter what your body image be proud of it and embrace it (what even is body image anyway, I hate the term) and only ever change if you truly aren't happy in yourself. WE are all REAL WOMEN, irrespective of what "size" we are just be YOU! I think the first quote in this sums it up well, we are the groups that society will class us into but at the same time we are none of those things. So don't be ashamed of who you are and don't let anyone tell you that it's wrong, you are who you are and be proud of that fact and don;t let anyone tell you differently.
Surely discrimination of both thin and curvy women in the media should end, we are ALL different! GET OVER IT!
I hate that I have even given them coverage by talking about this but I just felt a need to put my voice out there as I think the whole idea of fitting into a certain category is so disrespectful to the wonderful and unique  people we all are!



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17 comments

  1. I couldn't agree more with you! When I was younger I was constantly told that I was skinny and asked how I managed to stay so skinny. I found it incredibly insulting as, like you said, I had a huge appetite and was constantly eating! I just happened to have a fast metabolism. As I got older I gainec curves but I'm still pretty petite and still find it insulting when people use the word 'skinny' to described my size. This Morning got me a little annoyed last week as they were persecuting Vogue for not using 'real women' on their covers but, like you said, we're all real women no matter what figure we have. I was the media would understand that we come in all shapes and sizes and not be so judgemental!

    Kelsey xx

    www.kelseydawnblogs.com

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    1. I've just always found it rude like, nearly everyone will say how skinny your are but if it was the other way round they wouldn't dare cos that would be insulting! It's just like realise that is also insulting to many people xx

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  2. Could not agree more with this!! It's ridiculous how acceptable it is to call someone 'too skinny', but as soon as you call someone 'too fat', all hell breaks loose!! Fab fab fab post!

    Chloe x

    www.chloesway.com

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    1. Definitely!! it needs to be the same from both sides of the argument! xx

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  3. Totally agree with this post, body shaming is wrong either way. Needs to be stopped!

    Lauren x

    www.teaandpost.co.uk

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    1. 100% it just needs to be seen as wrong! xx

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  4. It's idiotic, it really is and the media and contradict themselves so much. You could have a magazine that has an article on how celebs that have gained weight on one page, and one about 'loving yourself' on another. I'm sick of being told how I should feel by the media, one second you are encouraged into embracing your curves and the next second you are given tips on how to lose 7lbs in 7 days. I wish they would just let people feel how they want to feel and look how they want to look and then it wouldn't be such a massive issue all the time what dress size a modal or celeb wears.

    Irks me to death.

    I had a bit of a similar rant in my blog post for tomorrow, ha.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Yupp, you are constantly getting conflicting opinions! xx

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  5. Arg I think my last comment got eaten by the Internet evils, anyway excellent post and I agree 100%! Ppl come in all shapes & sizes and they are all beautiful. Body shaming is wrong and hurtful whoever you aim it at.

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  6. Great post! I feel so strongly on this too - we are all real women no matter what our size or body shape xx

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  7. amazing post, I feel so so strongly about this post, I hate how much emphasis people put on what weight the perfect woman should be it's ridiculous! Would love for you to check out my blog if you have a minute X

    http://istylethereforeiiwear.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Definitely it's like even if you were that perfect weight there would still be something wrong! xx

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  8. Great post. I hate being told I am too skinny and when people start to say things like "Men like something to hold onto" I get so mad. I am naturally skinny and will not be changing because of men, or because some girls think that my weight makes me any less of a woman. Everyone needs to remember that people come in all different shapes and sizes and as long as you are happy with yourself then that is all that matters.

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know its just horrible to hear, no one likes to hear any nasty negative comments so why do it to others! xx

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  9. I absolutely love this post! A big problem in society is this bias created amongst women whether it's against body types or by campaigns that try to boost self confidence but end up doing the complete opposite. Or the common belief that wearing makeup means you don't support the au natural look. We wrote a post all about this called "are you a biased beauty". Would love if you checked it out! :-)

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    1. Yeah they end up leaving out other people who are different form the campaign they are doing! xx

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