I am seeing more and more campaigns for bigger women, and it's wonderful. Truthfully it's about time. For those women who consider themselves + size and feel just as beautiful as any lean model, I support you. I am 100% behind the "I'm beautiful too" posters, and none of the following tirade applies to you.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of women within your ranks, ruining your efforts by being bullies. Yes, bullies. Lashing out at everyone smaller, referring to all thin women as Anorexic or unhealthy. (And these statements are usually sure to include a picture of a toned fitness model as apposed to a girl who actually has anorexia... Jesus, I weep for the future.)
Anorexia is a severe, serious disorder that too many women and men are facing, and I can't help feel disgusted with those who are exploiting these poor souls in their attacks against anyone who has the will to work hard staying thin in a healthy manor. Calling all skinny girls anorexic (or unhealthy) is irresponsible, and ludicrous. It's as inane as saying every hefty person is morbidly obese. It's slanderous, and you're furthermore belittling anyone who actually suffers from the disorder.
If what we're told about bullies is true, then I guess the real issue is low self esteem. I'd feel bad for that, if not for your harsh attitudes. If you're proud of being + size, then why the need to hate on everyone who isn't? And please don't bother telling me that magazines make you feel overweight because all those girls are thin. Stop blaming society for your lack of self esteem and look inward. If you want to be lean, eat healthier and exercise. If you want more muscle, work out. If you're happy the way you are, stay the way you are. But be happy. Good happy people don't slam those who are different.
And because I'm sure it will be thrown at me: Yes, I am mostly attracted to thin women. I do not feel a need to explain why, but will deny any allegation it has anything to do with what "society" dictates. Fuck society. I like what I like, for my own reasons, and that's all anyone needs to know.. I'm not interested in hearing what "Real Men" like. As a public pinup artist, I am well informed of what men are attracted to, and I can tell you, with confidence, that for every body type, there is an equal multitude of really great men ready to tell the world you are perfect. Because ladies, you ARE perfect.. It's all relative. Not one of you is ever going to be attractive to all people, but every one of you is attractive to many people. No matter what size you are. Your body does not need the adjustment, but your attitude might.
Any man worth being with knows what he wants in a woman, and doesn't need you to tell him you're better. Some of you are actually driving off good men who were very much attracted to you, until you started dumping on other human beings.. Do you think he's going to want to bring you around his thin female friends after hearing you shit all over them? You just lost a sure shot by being ignorant.
I apologize for probably sounding like an ass-hole, but not enough people seem to want to touch this issue. Like they're afraid to speak out against a few individuals because they're from a minority or something. I'm sure some will read this thinking "Shit, is he hating on fat people?!" For god sake no. You must understand, I am speaking out against a particular, slanderous campaign style and hoping to send the message that a lot of us are not buying it... That there's a difference between being Properly Proud, and Proudly Degenerate .. I'd say the same against lean people who hate on large people, and trust me I have... But, I'm just not seeing any open public campaigns against the large.
To the big and beautiful who are still kind to others: You have my love and respect in any crusade you undertake. You are truly beautiful, and always will be.
"Real women are fat. And thin. And both, and neither, and otherwise." ~ Hanne Blank