Once again, the fashion media have gone into a frenzy after the model Cassi Van Den Dungen stood up to the bullies and posted this picture on Instagram:
why should we get away with criticizing healthy, yet slim women? Surely,
of we made the same comment for someone overweight, we would immediatly
be labelled a b**tch?
More shockingly, Instagram deleted this post because it ‘promoted eating disorders’. Cassi fought back the bullies stating:
is not in anyway promoting this. I posted this because I think it’s wrong to
put someone down for what they look like, whether it be skinny, curvy, short,
are labeled ‘fattist’, so why are we allowed to label a slim, but healthy girl
too tall or too short, does this make us ‘heightist’. Surely this is almost on
the same levels as sexism, homophobia, or even racism?
everyone and everything- surely we are all just human beings and are all
beautiful in our own, unique ways?
obsessed with body image and weight. From your Bessie moaning about her ‘lumpy
love handles’ to social media obsessed fads- hello #thighgap and #bikinibridge,
don’t you think it’s time we concentrated on just being healthy and happy
‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’.
Sadly, us women don’t see this as the case, with research showing that 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies. Could this explain why we are all so quick to criticise one another?
Dr Seth Meyers believes that ‘the majority of female criticism actually stems from feeling inadequate in an area of life they value highly.’ (Source: psychologytoday.com) I think it’s time we put a stop to this victimizing cycle.
whether slim or curvy, as I believe that health is a true symbol of beauty.
reflects to a criticism given to stunning plus sized model Crystal Renn, who was slated
during a fashion show and labeled the ‘fat’ girl.
stylist had been clomping up and down the hall, sputtering into her cell phone,
‘I can’t believe I have to style a FAT GIRL!’ Believe it, bitch.”
support each other! Come on sisterhood… let’s bring back that 90s Spice Girls
prejudice takes part either, it’s right at our front door. I know one girl
whose very very slim, she eats EVERYTHING, but she’s so afraid of people
calling her ‘anorexic’ or telling her to ‘eat a burger’ that she won’t even
battles with body image lead her to a dangerous eating disorder.
that promote eating disorders; I believe it’s the media and the public
nit-picking everyone and finding something to criticize.
STUNNING), then who exactly is ‘the right size’??
a tiny size ten) have been blasted by internet trollers and jealous haters-
maybe we should just concentrate on our own happiness and health?