Words meant to empower some women might be bringing others down in the process.Zero is not a size. Real women have curves. Men want something to hold onto.
These phrases are meant to empower women everywhere and show them that being thin isn't the only beautiful body type. The intentions are pure and honest, but for anyone out there who would consider herself thin or skinny, these "positive" phrases become insults. Putting down other women for their bodies in any way is wrong. Phrases like "real woman" are becoming an accepted part of our culture, but in the end, they only add to the prevalent female body-bashing and unrealistic body expectations that plague us every day.
After she was named Rookie of the Year in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (and then proceeded to snag the cover spot in 2012 and again in 2013), Kate Upton quickly became America's go-to example of female perfection. She was a blonde bombshell: fit, with serious curves, and an even more serious rack. She was deemed the ideal "real"Read More »from Body-Shaming Women of Any Size is Wrong