Real Women

Can someone tell me what a “real woman” is? Im a little confused. I thought all woman were real, unless of course they are a fembot. I keep seeing this phrase every where. A store or company uses a girl with a curve or two and people applaud the use of a “real woman”. So, what were they using for models before? Vacuums? Broom Sticks? Someone tell me! I am constantly seeing this on facebook. A store is criticized for using “skinny” models and when they use one who is “not skinny”, well, thank the heavens, they are finally using a real woman!

Alternative stores and clothing companies, as far as I have seen, use a variety of body shapes and they are all always real ladies. I don’t get what the fuss is about when they use a gal with a few more curves. Can we all just stop focusing so much on the model and maybe turn that focus to what she is actually modelling… the whole point of the picture?

I’ve said this before… not are “bigger” girls are unhealthy and not all “skinny” girls are healthy. On the flip side of things, not all thin girls have eating disorders. In fact I know a gorgeous gal, who is ubber thin, who eats way too much junk food;she gets comments on her photos that she is too thin; people complain that the company always uses thin girls…yadda, yadda, yadda. I’ve got news for you… this thin girl, well she is a real women too, believe it or not! She walks and talks, she laughs and jokes around, she eats and drinks, and frowns occasionally when she looks in the mirror too.

And those comments you make on their pictures, whether it be that she is too skinny or why don’t you use real women, or finally a big girl like me, or wow, it’s a real women for once… they aren’t nice comments. Imagine, if that were you reading those comments. Being told you are too skinny to be a real women, or being told you are a big girl, even though you thought yourself fit and average.

So give it up already. Keep your rude or ill fitting or snarky or sarcastic remarks to yourself. Why not just say that the model is pretty, or the outfit looks great on her, or something along those lines, instead of a direct remark on her body size.

So, again, if anyone can explain to me this concept of real women, please do. And what makes one women more real then the next? And if thin girls, aren’t real, what are they?

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4 thoughts on “Real Women

  1. Oh my gosh AMEN!!!!!!!! I cannot agree more 🙂 I have always been naturally slim, and teased for being too small. Does being small make me less of a woman? NOPE. Woman come in many shapes and sizes, and it is people making comments like that who give girls body confidence issues. (BTW I am sharing this to my facebook 🙂 )

    I can’t thank you enough for this post 🙂

  2. I agree with this! While I do think companies should expand their use on women of the bigger variety, and more so that they should stop photoshopping their women to all high heavens, ALL women are women. They deserve the same respect at a size 0 as they do at a 2, 4, 6, 30. The same goes for men, too. ALL men are beautiful just like women, and likewise, deserve respect. It’s silly how we’ve developed so many social stigmas against people.

  3. FANTASTIC post doll! I completely agree! I get so annoyed when I see comments about ‘real women’ or posts about how ‘men don’t want a bag of bones’ etc. Can’t people see that is just as cruel and offensive as saying larger girls are too fat to be found attractive?? IT’S THE SAME THING!! Everyone likes different things and that’s ok, it’s what makes the world go round. No one is better than anyone else, we are all unique individuals. I wish people could get past the focus on bodies and on being better than someone else and just embrace everyone’s individual beauty, in whatever form that comes in.

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