“But seriously, you guys, we have to get out of this cycle of putting each other down, criticizing each others’ looks, and making each other feel bad. The best way to fight the patriarchy is to stand united. The best way to empower ourselves is to celebrate all body types. The best way to fuck with beauty standards is not to change them, but to do away with them all together.”
You’ve probably heard that Marilyn Monroe was a size 14.
Or a size 16, or a size 12, or a size 10, depending on who you ask.
Whatever number someone quotes you, the message is always the same: our standards of beauty have changed, and not for the better. The women whose bodies we worship now are thin and sickly, all of them suffering from eating disorders. Things aren’t how they were before, when we appreciated “real,” “normal,” “average” bodies. Our current standards of beauty should serve as evidence of how deeply fucked up our society is; we ought to return to our parents’ and grandparents’ ideals.
This whole concept is so popular that there have been a string of memes made about it:
You know what makes me say fuck society? The fact that we think it’s totally cool to compare two women and declare one of them the…
View original post 853 more words