What are you being in the hospital for? Are you alright?
Hey I’m out now! I probably should have mentioned that in the post (thank you for replies/messages of concern).
I woke up unable to breathe and had to go to hospital, and they’ve given me some v strong steroids and a nebuliser and took bloods (eugh) and so on, and I have to go back in a week if things carry on but I’ve basically been really ill for about a month with chest problems but they think I’ve got asthma because when I did the breathey test, my results were half what they ought to be and my chest was clogged up and so on.
the logic of people being against minimum wage is often “people will get fired” but they conveniently leave out the next part, “because bosses require a specific amount of labor to be stolen as profit”
sometimes when someone is a lot smaller and thinner than me it unnerves me because I could fit them inside me with room to spare, do you see what I’m saying? if we were russian dolls there’d be at least 3 layers between us and I don’t know how comfortable I am with that fact.
jesus christ like it’s not my place to say these things since I myself am white but seriously seriously why why why why are so many white people fucking gross, like just sit down and take it if someone is telling you that you’re being racist, like it’s so embarrassing and stupid and cringey and that when you get people proper denying it and stuff?
i see what you're saying but some larger women actually don't have cellulite or stretchmarks and don't you think you're fat shaming by implying that they all do?
I’m not saying having either is a bad thing, I’m just saying that leaving it out of images of models creates unrealistic aspirations for everyone who isn’t in that small group of people who are thick, and larger but don’t have cellulite or marks on their skin or a little paunch or w/e.
For example, the first images I saw, before tumblr, of bigger models were highly airbrushed, I believe. And as a plump teenager covered in stretch marks (damn my thin, useless skin), it was actually pretty discouraging seeing images like those because it felt like not only had I failed to be thin, but I’d also failed to be an attractive fuller figured woman, because if I couldn’t have these firm but thick thighs and a flat, flawless stomach and a faultless curve from my hips to my waist, then I was both large and repulsive.
The fact is that objectively, they are just parts of the body - occurrences found across the board. I know as many men or thin bodies with cellulite and stretch marks. But as a woman, the lack of this representation and the stigma of talking about it isolates you and puts you in a corner where the only solution seems to be starving yourself, working out or crying every time you see your reflection, or never truly feeling comfortable with your body. There are so many consequences. But the reality, is that it happens - it’ll probably happen to everyone at some point, and this is why it needs to be talked about and shown and normalised.
If we’re gonna jump on the “fat is sexy” bandwagon (which I have absolutely no problem with, because I support body positivity/love/acceptance whole heartedly), I’d love to see some models who are big and who have cellulite, stretch marks, out of proportion measurements, wobbles and bulges rather than making the plus sized lady seem like this sucked in, smoothed over, perfect swoop of flesh and it’s not fair and it’s not conducive to encouraging acceptance of different bodies because yet again it’s representing a really small amount of women and ignores the reality of carrying a lil’ extra weight (and I would argue actually strengthens the hatred of totally normal, natural occurrences).