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Friday, July 12, 2013

The Problem With The Phrase "Real Women Have Curves"

Generally, the saying "Real women have curves" is used as a device to empower women to embrace their natural body type and shape. In many cases it is true that women have curves, but not ALL women are born with big chests and hourglass waists. Perhaps, this now-mainstream phrase is undermining the purpose of body empowerment and acceptance. Magazines, TV Shows, and other media outlets condition women and men to believe that skinny figures are achievable through unhealthy means. They neglect the fact that many women are naturally slender, and are equally as beautifully. We are sometimes told that curves are not accepted by society, yet it seems that those who possess thin arms and small chests are bullied, too. Emma Gray, of the Huffington Post, wrote an informative article about the hypocritical stigma surrounding being born thin and being raised in a world that constantly changes and negates what a beautiful body must look like. Whether your body is shaped like an O or an I, know that you are the one that is perfect, it is society that needs help. LOTS OF CURVES OR A FEW CURVES, LOVE YOURSELF! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/12/things-to-never-say-to-a-skinny-woman_n_3581600.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women. <3

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