Anonymous asked: I'm actually like terrified for skinny girls right now. I feel like now that the media has started accepting bigger girls more they've also started to hate on skinny girls or as many people are saying "skinny bitches" and that really scares me. not trying to start anything, I just wanted to share my opinion with someone who I thought was a super cool and open minded feminist so yeah....
okay so as someone who grew up skinny and bony I can see where you’re coming from
But honestly I’ve always felt such sadness for girls I’ve known and seen who were big and teased for it
Like honestly I can say one person in my entire life has teased me for being skinny and chestless only ONCE and a friend of mine was teased and harassed all through elementary and middle school for being bigger and growing boobs earlier
And when I started gaining weight and getting thighs that are bigger and boobs that were bigger and I noticed my tummy rolls I cried my fucking eyes out because I was afraid of being a “fat girl” even though I knew there’s nothing wrong with that, I still had part of society’s fat-shaming in me.
And I have had friends who refused to eat, or wouldn’t eat in front of boys because they didn’t want to be perceived as fat or “piglike”
And it’s taken me, a girl who still has a small waist and skinny calves and arms and who’s collarbones still stick out to infinity, 2 years to accept the fat on my body and love it because its fucking fabulous
So if its taken me that long to accept my possibly 10-15 pound weight gain in the past 5 years, then I can only imagine how hard it is for bigger girls to accept their bodies when people are constantly telling them they have to lose weight
So yes, you may be scared for skinny girls, and I don’t think it’s okay to call them “skinny bitches” because that’s just rude, but honestly think of how many girls (who grew up thinking they weren’t good enough because of their weight) are listening to “All About That Bass” and seeing body-positive posts on the Internet and thinking “wow okay, so my fat rolls and large thighs and big butt and boobs aren’t just okay to have, they’re beautiful”
and I think we can handle being called skinny bitches in a song or two compared to what big girls have been called in tons of songs and TV shows and movies