The Body War.

I thought of a way to title this blog for the entire day, and kept coming back to The Body War. Why war? Because that is exactly what is going on. A war. It’s not a discussion or a conversation, it is an all out war. And the media is fueling it.

This won’t be long, and it will be blunt. But this needs to be said, because it rarely if ever does.

For decades it was “Thin is in.” Then came the curvy girl campaigns that had the slogan that “Real men want women with curves…” and the likes. One body type being promoted to beauty by insulting another. One being lifted at the expense of all others that do not fall into that category.

It’s horrible, and it needs to stop.

Why? Because it isn’t accomplishing shit.

Every human being deserves to be loved whether they are big, small or in-between. Tall, short, fat, skinny, boobs or flat chested, it’s what is beyond what you see on the surface that counts.

Thin isn’t in, and curves mean nothing. Being happy in the skin you’re in is where it’s at

Don’t disqualify the man (by saying he isn’t a real man) that is head over heels in love with that thin, willowy girl because she has a wonderful mind and electric personality just because she is “skinny”. Don’t call that girl a bitch just because she is skinny. Who knows, she just could be the best friend you would have ever had, if you just opened your mind.

Those snarky comments that you have when you see a bigger woman, comfortable in her own skin, strutting her stuff across the beach in a two-piece? Keep them to yourself. The confidence she has is rare and amazing, and we all can learn from it.

No size is the right size. No shape is the right shape. There is no black and white in this matter, so we all need to stop buying into the media telling us that there is.

And seriously, stop posting that shit to Facebook. It shows you as a close minded prick who wants to put others down to build yourself up. In doing that, you create a very lonely, lonely world for yourself.

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Mother. Photographer. Writer. Founder of Fit Fridays for Mental Health. Former powerlifter turned weightlifter. Coach & Nutritionist. Spondy/PCOS/Endo. Bully breed advocate.

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