idk about you guys but i’m getting a load of ignorant tweets from others on my twitter feed right now about this VS fashion show.
Stuff that boiled my blood:
"SELF ESTEEM IS RUINED"
"omg they’re so perfect"
"Can I look like her"
"They’re so anorexic"
"A real woman isn’t skin and bones, a real women has curves."
"These girls are gross."
"They’re way too tall."
*ARGUMENTS ABOUT INSULTING MODELS AND IDOLIZING MODELS*
Here’s how I look at it. I chose to not watch the VS fashion show at all, just my choice. I actually never have watched a VS fashion show. My reasoning is because I chose not to conform to the typical idolization of these women. I see no reason why I should? I see no reason why I have to glamourize their weight and body shape. I feel like these women are everywhere. And we look at the TV and the magazines and the billboards and we always see beautiful women, every fucking where I go. Majority of characters on TV are beautiful girls who have beautiful personalities! I grew up to disney princess’ being flawless dolls while the villains were always unattractive and fat. I do not want to look up to a person just because they have nice bodies, and with out a doubt, these girls do have lovely body shapes. But we would be less insecure, we would be less jealous, if we would just stop idolizing those particular body shapes. In my opinion, I would rather use that time to focus on our own bodies, turn the attention away from things that really shouldn’t matter as much as it does, and learn how to love what we have.
At the same time, I do not think those particular body shapes are “wrong”. I do not think any body type is wrong. A body type is a body type. It’s just the way you’re put together. It doesn’t make you more or less of a women. Which is why it absolutely KILLS me when people say that those girls are “gross” or “anorexic”. First of all hold the ignorance ‘cause clearly you have no idea what anorexia even means. I’m pretty positive that these models just have a fast metabolism and a naturally thin body shape. That does not mean they have an eating disorder? That is body shaming. Just like calling a larger girl “fat and gross”. You are still BODY SHAMING. It is still offensive. You are insulting the way they are put together. You are accusing them of having a serious mental condition. It is not okay!
WHY IS THIS NORMAL.