The fashion world is often demonized for perpetuating unrealistic body images for females, and to an extent I agree with that. I agree that designer clothing walking down the runways in Paris and Milan isn’t made for women that aren’t a perfect size two, and I agree that there should be some regulation on the kinds of models being sent down the runway (and that is in the works, click through).
There is a problem in the industry and I believe it needs to be a more predominant issue. I believe that something needs to be done to keep the models safe, and to quell the ever growing ED epidemic.
But, fixing the problem in the industry doesn’t start with body-shaming the women walking the runways.
Body-shaming? That only exists when you’re talking about overweight people.
Ah, but you’re wrong.
Pictures like this:
This is body-shaming. Body-shaming exists when you decide to put down someone’s body, regardless of their size.
Just because a woman is considered plus-size, does not mean that she is automatically more beautiful because she is rejecting the standards that society places upon her. She is beautiful because all bodies and shapes are beautiful. A thin woman who models for Chanel every season isn’t “shit” because she’s thin. She’s beautiful because all bodies and shapes are beautiful.
The only ugly thing about society and about society’s standards is the all too popular practice of forcing our insecurities onto other peoples’ bodies and allowing those insecurities to turn into hate.
Out of hate is born body-shame.