I think it’s just as wrong to tell someone to gain weight as it is to lose it.posted over 2 years ago
I agree with Necca, and i think that you should just love your body; embrace it. You can’t just want to change because of what other people are saying or what happens to be ‘trending’.
And, to be honest, I think you look just fine as you are.
I don’t think people have formed negative opinions about slimmer girls, I just think that they are just now deciding to express their thoughts and opinions.
Everyone is, afterall, entitled to their own opinions; it just depends on how you take them.
It bothers me as well. But it seems like whenever there’s a movement of equality after a period where one group is dominantly preferred, there’s usually a period of time when people think they have to hate on the originally preferred/privileged group to “make up for” the period of inequality or something— whether it’s disadvantaging men in the name of feminism, hating white people as a backlash against racism, or calling skinny girls ugly to make larger girls feel pretty after decades of being told they aren’t. But that’s not equality, either— and I don’t know that it even makes anyone feel better on from any group.
I think it’s fine if you have a personal preference about what you prefer your body to look— some people just look better curvier or skinnier than others— or if you prefer to date a partner of a certain size. But it’s just narrow-minded to believe that everyone should look a certain way, curvy or skinny, because not everyone is going to fit in that mold— and how is it fair to criticize people for something they can’t change? Even if you have a personal preference for you or your partners, open your mind and realize that beauty comes in myriad forms.
Hating on skinny is just as bad as hating on curvy. Even if she doesn’t have the look you prefer, just let her look the way she does in peace!posted over 2 years ago
I didnt know there even was a movement on plus size models :o but i dont know maybe some people are just narrow-minded like the other person says, or some people are getting to cocky and since plus size models are coming in other plus size girls will try and get back at skinny girls saying oh your this, that and that idk just a theoryposted over 2 years ago
I don’t know if I’d call it a plus size model movement, really. And I think most people making the noise are strong proponents one way or the other. I think most people feel that any body bashing (fat or skinny) is negative and counterproductive on so many levels.posted over 2 years ago
sorry that i didn’t make it clear earlier, i’m happy for plus size models getting some attention after so long, i really do think its great! i have nothing against them what so ever. but my problem lies when people judge a person because of their size, and it does indeed happen.posted over 2 years ago
I think the negativity has more to do with being unhealthy and an industry that encourages anorexia and bulimia rather than ragging on someone who is naturally thin.posted over 2 years ago
I think the reason why people are beginning to question industry standards of skinny-as-beautiful is that as our population grows heavier and heavier, the images of thin models seem to feel thinner and thinner compared to people in real life. I think our culture needs to put the focus on being healthy, rather than being a certain weight/shape/size/etc – while one person may naturally wear a size 00, that is certainly not the case for many other people (and same with people who wear size 6s, 14s, etc).posted over 2 years ago
I honestly haven’t heard or seen any hate against skinny people, except online. But for every “eww they’re so skinny!”, there are still 1000x more “eww they’re so fat what a whale” comments—which I do hear. So it’s not like there’s some huge shift towards acceptance of plus-size people and rejection of skinny people. Regardless, neither of those remarks are acceptable, and no one should ever have to hear them. I do understand where you’re coming from, though—I think a lot of it comes from pre-existing stigma against eating disorders, and the automatic assumption people make that “you’re so skinny, you have to have an eating disorder!”
As for plus-size models, I haven’t seen any outside of catalogs that ordinarily service plus-size women. So maybe the movement is just more just one of acceptance? Which really shouldn’t be a bad thing.
Or by “plus size” are you referring to models being banned for being too thin? I think that’s a separate issue that stems from the models’ own health at best interest. That effort was an attempt to alleviate the cut-throat nature of being a model, since many do starve themselves—you know, there’s a huge disconnect between model “skinny” and your average “skinny” person.
I’m with you, I have tried gaining weight for years and have failed miserably at itposted over 2 years ago
I think you’re misunderstanding people when they say “ew she’s so skinny” etc. I don’t necessarily believe that people “dislike” skinny girls. It most or less seems that people envy them. Yes, people are becoming more accepting of bigger girls. But that doesn’t mean being thin isn’t fine. I don’t believe you realize how many girls strive to be skinny. How many girls want to be so thin that people notice it. So if a girl says “Ew she’s so skinny”, perhaps she herself wishes she were thin. A lot of girls want to model, but in the REAL modeling world, you have to be super thin, and super tall. A lot of girls that you would see as average weight (120-150) are “fat” when it comes to modeling. Even though those are normal weights for teens and adult females. So when all that’s being portrayed is this idea that you have to be so skinny, then girls get jealous. Maybe where you live it seems like there’s this whole “plus size movement” or you see it online. But a lot of people still aren’t accepting of plus size girls. You’d be surprised to find out which girls are considered plus size by some people. Anyways, some people are thin and some people thick. It doesn’t really matte as long as the individual is healthy. A lot of bigger girls make fun of small girls because at one time those same girls were making fun of them for being fat. I guess it all just depends on the person and how you look at it.posted over 2 years ago
I think that being skinny is fine(I am) but being plus size is fine too. It’s all about whether or not you are being healthyposted over 2 years ago
I know what you mean. Just like the whole “real women have curves” slogan makes it seem like skinny girls are not real women. The truth is, woman come in all sorts of shapes and sizes so we need to accept them all.posted over 2 years ago
I know what you mean, people are always telling me that I am anorexic skinny and I’m 5’6 and weigh 118 lbs. Most of the people around were I live are a little chunky because they think it’s dorky to exercise. They make fun of the people that do exercise and that are skinnyposted over 2 years ago
Newton’s third law:
“The mutual forces of action and reaction between two bodies are equal, opposite and collinear”posted over 2 years ago
there’s nothing wrong with being skinny neither is their something wrong with being plus size if your healthy and comfortable with your body they shouldn’t be a problem. am 5’3 and 125 and in the modeling world i would be consider FATposted over 2 years ago
i know exactly how you feel im quiet slender but at the same time im healthy. im constantly told how im “anorexic” and i need to eat more. truth it…my diet is fine… i find it just as hurtful as commenting a larger girl on her sizeposted over 2 years ago
i think its similar to parents hating junk food ads. the children have become fat, so they blame mcdonalds. in this case, you have girls becoming anorexic and bulimic, and who is blamed? the fashion industry, and the blame is shifted to skinny models. the fear of anorexia causes the apparent hate for skinny models. though, i think this is a bit limited to the media. i dont know of too many cases of where a girl is hated on for being skinny, or anorexic for that matter. its shifted towards celebrities and models. at least thats the tendency seems to me.posted over 2 years ago
i agree with the other users above, our culture is changing I remember being 8 in the 90’s and ppl dropping jaws for ppl who were very skinny, but now it seems the trend of beauty is curvy, voluptuous, and healthy looking woman. I remember being 14 and eating five meals a day just to get a bigger butt XD oh the days of my youth lol but then I realized as long as you are healthy, treat yourself right, and are proud of yourself you are beautiful. Honestly ppl are crude and brainwashed by media but we, being stylish and above the ignorance, should know that opinions about body size will never change. We should look past that to look at ourselves and just be happy with what we got.
btw it is very rude to judge skinny girls having anorexia cuz some girls are just naturally skinny, unless u see them puke out food or not daily meals then you can come to that conclusion.
Honestly, who cares what size someone is, if that individual is comfortable in their own skin then so be it! However, I do think that sometimes it is unhealthy to be too big or too skinny. That being said, that circumstance is unique to the individual. We can’t all judge a number and say that’s too big or too small, because we don’t all have the same shapes, or bodies and we don’t carry our weight in the same ways.posted over 2 years ago
I didn’t realize people I know would think that until some fb friend posted this status:
“getting too skinny is for the ladies that couldn’t grow proper boobs and asses” with this picture. and a bunch of people liked it.
I still think society as a whole frowns more heavily on overweight than underweight, but it’s just as rude and hurtful—especially if you say “they can’t grow proper boobs and asses”. it actually sounds less like “you should be healthy” and more like resentment, it really does.posted about 2 years ago
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It realy pisses me off when people think its ok to tell me out loud in public that ‘OMG, you’re so skinny!" (in a negative way) whereas they would never tell an overweight person “OMG! You’re so fat!!”.
Lately, I’ve started to calmly state back incredibly rude, hurtful comebacks in a calm, even voice. It really un-nerves them and is SUCH fun to do =Dposted about 2 years ago
I totally agree with everyone here…i’m thin (yes i eat) and its kind of annoying for someone to say why r u so thin? are you anorexic?? ummm no i just don’t gorge…i’m all for the exposure of beautiful girls of every size but people need to just be more accepting of all sizes instead of putting down one size to uplift another:)posted about 2 years ago