Keeping up with the Kardashians has become the only goal in today’s day.Beauty standards are ruling us to the extent that people are becoming unjust and harsh. “Perfect body types” is getting infused in the minds of every person in society and controlling us all.
If you are not one of those “Plastic beauties”, it is quite normal that you might have a bit fat nose, lips are less plump, flat buttocks, bodies are out of the range of the “average-sized” or your skin tone is not as desired by everyone else in the society.
Well, there are people still alive who are fierce enough to fight these stereotypes who think that the humankind should only follow their STANDARDS. Such a bada** woman is this Shelly who enlightened the world when she was teased on wearing what she wanted to.
She posted on her Facebook about one of such men when she was wearing a bikini at Mt.Maunganui Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand. According to her post, she wanted to wear a bikini just to enjoy the beach ignoring the fact that she wasn’t the “perfect body type”.
When some men at the beach started staring at her and teased her.In response to their behavior, despite being ashamed of her body or getting into depression, she decided to come back with a savage Facebook post about body positivity.
“To the guys who pointed and laughed when I took my sarong off today at Mt Maunganui Beach, bearing my soul (my bikini body) to the world, I just want to say (excuse my language but) F*** YOU!
It’s because of di******s like you that people are so incredibly insecure about their body image.
It’s because of people like you that women especially don’t feel safe or confident or comfortable to go out in society in something like a bikini, or a crop top (they probably aren’t even called that anymore!) or a short dress, or with their midriff showing.
It’s because of people like you that people starve themselves and make themselves sick in an attempt to maintain a ‘model-like figure’.
It’s because of people like you that people wear long sleeves all year round because they are scared to show their arms.
It’s because people like you that people become anorexic, obese, bulimic, self harm, commit suicide…I could go on…
No, you are not responsible for the entirety.
But YES, you have to take some responsibility. ”
“So next time you see someone like me on the beach in a bikini or in a situation similar, before you laugh and point, take a moment to think about the damage you may just do, because not every person, young or old, male or female, will have learnt to have the thick skin, or the resilience, or the self confidence, that I do to brush it off.
I won’t lie, there was a split second that I almost quickly covered up again, and then I reminded myself of all I have learnt on this journey, and I held my head high and stuck my belly out and wore that bikini with pride.
Parents, I urge you to teach your children that there is no one body shape, but instead that there is a rainbow of beautiful bodies.
I urge you to teach them not to stare directly at a bigger stomach than they might be accustomed to seeing on TV or in society, but instead, to look at a persons face and into their eyes.I urge you to teach them to be kind to all types of people, regardless of their outer appearance.
I urge you to teach your children to accept people for exactly who they are on the inside.And I urge you to teach your children to be role models to those around them who aren’t being taught this, and to be the positive change we need to see in the world, so that in 5 or 10 or 20 years time, no more people are pointed at and laughed at by the way they look when they wear a bikini on the beach.
According to ThriveGlobal, the percentage of women who are unhappy about their body has reached 91 and among this 81 percent are the 10-years-old who are anxious about getting fat. This figure is terrifying and more alarming fact is these girls find an imperfect body more frightening than any natural catastrophe.
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