I really hate society and their standards to be ‘beautiful.’ As well as the majority of people who like to just go off of what society says. Any pictures I see with so-called ‘plus-sized’ models aren’t even plus sized. The pictures are edited and air-bushed to make the woman look thinner and more attractive. These ‘plus-size’ models are probably only sizes 14-16. Plus-size is generally 18 and above. But since those models are ‘plus-sized,’ people seem to think if you don’t look like them, then you’re automatically obese. Seriously now?
And if anyone is a ‘plus-size’ then they apparently ‘aren’t healthy.’ It’s not like we’re cramming food down our mouths. Some of us don’t even eat at all. And when we do that, our metabolism slows down. Then when we do eat, our body stores the food because it doesn’t know when it’ll get nutrients again.
Now here comes the talk about ‘eating healthy’ and ‘exercise.’ You could eat healthy your entire life and exercise every day for 2 hours, then die at age 30. You could eat junk food and exercise maybe 3 times a years and live until you’re 80. Just because you eat healthy and exercise all the time does not necessarily mean that you will have a longer life.
For some families-specifically single parents with two children and have low paying jobs-sometimes they can barely even get enough money to scrape by for bills and rent. Maybe they were two jobs so they don’t have the time to cook, fast-food is cheap and easy. Pasta is cheap, but it’s still not healthy. A lot of cheap food that these families can afford are not generally great. But if you try to eat healthy, it gets pricey. Organic is more expensive than most non-organic foods. Go to a fast-food and get their salad, it can be from 8 to 10 bucks. And compare that to the Dollar Value meal for the low-paid family? Which would you probably get? The one that saves more money.
Now I, personally, could probably eat healthier myself, and go to the gym every day. But I also have a medical condition that does make it harder for me to lose weight. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but it’s harder. But then I poke where my ribs are, I poke where my hips are, and there’s not that much skin cushioning that area. I could exercise all I want, but I can only go so thin as my bones will allow me. I am, truly, bigger boned. But I would rather keep my weight right now. Why? Because I do not like the thought of laying down and seeing my bones poke out. I, personally, do not find that thing attractive on anyone. Yes, I have some extra fat on me, sure I could probably get rid of it by healthier foods and exercise, but I am fine as I am at an 18/20 size.
But for Society, that’s not good enough. If I were to go in for a job against a stick-thin, platinum blonde woman with big boobs, even if I were to be a bit more qualified, they would likely not pick me. Even if I were to be more qualified. Because most places like to sexualize women, to have them be pleasing to the eye while at work. True, this is not the same for every place and job. Some places would like a more qualified person. But most people who see someone who is bigger tend to think that the bigger person must be lazy, or eats a lot, or doesn’t take care of themselves. But this could be quite the opposite. The stick-thin person could be the one who doesn’t exercise, and eats junk all day. They have a faster metabolism, so the food won’t really show on their bodies. While the bigger person could eat healthy, maybe eat once or twice a day, and goes for jogs every day.
I’m not trying to defend people who are obese. There is a point where it is too much. But the people who are around the sizes of 16-24, they are not obese. They are not always unhealthy. And it kills me when someone looks at someone who’s maybe a little bit chubbier than they are and instantly start thinking that they must eat all day and sit around doing nothing. Or that because a person has a little more fat on them, they’re unattractive, and no one will ever want to be with them. But if you look to other countries, if you look at our past, being bigger was considered to be more attractive. It meant that you had money. It meant that you could feed yourself and your family. But now Society is making us think that anorexia and bulimia, being a bag of bones is sexy. And so many people seem to believe this. It’s maddening.
This rant went off in a slightly different direction than I thought it would.
Tl;dr: Society is stupid, and so are the people who like to believe every single thing Society says about beauty. People who are sizes 16-24 are still attractive, and are not always lazy fucks who sit around and eat all day.