I am sick of people saying “skinny isn’t beautiful, curvy is,” and I am sick of seeing text posts on social media saying the same. I don’t care if this is directed toward people with curves or some extra fat as a way to make them feel better about themselves in this world surrounded by much praise toward slimmed beauty. I can bet you that so many people suffering from bulimia or anorexia feel terribly offended by these comments. The same goes for people who are naturally skinny because of heredity and fast metabolisms. Personally, I have never harmfully rendered my body in order for it to look the way it does, but you know what I think when I see and hear people say that skinny girls are not real beauty? I think, “do people really feel disgusted when they see a skinny person? Do people look at me and think I am disgusting because I am skinny?” Maybe it’s just that people feel disgusted by the idea of being bulimic or anorexic as a way to become skinny. Well, if you disagree with anorexia and bulimia then make that specifically clear instead of generalizing your disgust to “all skinny people.” Not every skinny person on this damn planet is anorexic or bulimic and I don’t think many people in this world realize how true that is. Plenty of skinny people do not have any kind of eating disorder. There are ways to tell thicker people that they are beautiful without degrading the skinny ones.
In the comments of a picture of a girl with some disease who looks unhealthy and skinny, I cannot tell you how many times you will see girls saying things like “she is so beautiful” and “most gorgeous girl ever.” All of that is bullshit. They don’t think she is beautiful. They’re saying that because they feel sorry for her for having some life-altering disease and they would look heartless if they said “ew she’s so skinny.” Well let me ask you something. Why is it acceptable to be so disgusted by an ordinary skinny girl but when she suddenly becomes ill and lives in the hospital she’s all of a sudden beautiful? Don’t call her beautiful and then go off and talk about how skinny girls are so gross.
Society puts me in awe by the controversy over the topic of which body type is the “actual beauty.” Why does there have to be a definite beautiful? Let the thick person be beautiful and let the skinny person be beautiful. Say the thick person is beautiful without offending the skinny person, and say the skinny person is beautiful without offending the thick person.
And this is for every single person in the 17 years of my life who has said something to me about my skinny body:
- YES I EAT
- No I do not need to eat more
- Yes I am healthy
- No I am not anorexic
- Do you think I don’t already know that I am skinny? Stop telling me like I’ve never looked at my body in the mirror dammit