I sat and had a look at some 'trashy' mags the other day and stumbled across an article about Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer and how they have often been classified as 'plus' size.
Now, I think 'plus' size is a derogatory term no matter who it's used to describe as I don't feel that just because someone is above a certain size in clothing, that they should suddenly be given a label. Simply stating the clothes size rather than having a 'group' helps to take the emphasis off, but that's for another blog post.
So what really got under my skin about that term was not that being 'plus' size is a bad thing, but that basically the writer was saying that the size they were was not good or not 'normal'.
A woman's body is meant to have shape. We are actually meant to have a little bit extra here and there, that's how our body nourishes a growing baby, that's how we maintain adequate hormonal function, that's how we can achieve supple and healthy skin, that's how our body is designed and shaped to be.
Why then, are women cursed and made to feel lower than low because they look like a woman should?!
It really blows my mind when these sort of statements are made because straight away I think of all those women out there reading the article that may now feel like their body size is not good enough.
My advice is to see these type of magazines and the people that write in them for what they really are, body image destroyers. Both Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence have beautiful body's and they are individual to them, they both actually have great body confidence and are fantastic role models for all women. It's not right for an outside source to tell anyone how they should think about their body and then have the nerve to judge them on this fabricated mindset, wrong in so many levels.
What do you think about these type of stories in magazines? Do you get sucked in by the headlines and what they promise you?