Don’t. Just don’t.
Running this blog opens my eyes up to lots of social phenomenons that I usually wouldn’t even notice,which is great, I’ve found out about Kaitlyn Jenner and Tess Holliday and when that I happens I think ‘woo Internet you done good’. But one thing that really really realllly grinds my gears is this whole ‘real woman thing’, according to google , when you type in ‘a real woman is’, you find these pictures:
Did you notice in all those pictures the word ‘man’ was used? So basically a real woman is the perfect wife or partner and doesn’t dare try achieve anything for herself. Oh and don’t forget to ‘respect his hustle’ (what the bloody hell does that even mean?!).
Please no, tell me these are not examples from the 21st century. Please.
But it’s not just that,I chose these examples because deep down I do believe a man made them in order to find someone to make his egg and cress sandwiches or iron his shirt. What really gets me is when people decide to summarise what their real woman is…and that’s all well and good till they start shoving it down people’s throat
Sigh,sigh,sigh the Internet I expected better from you.
Well actually no I didn’t. What people should realise is that it’s not okay to shame ANYBODY for ANY PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTE. Just because you appreciate a curvier lady doesn’t give you the right to call slim women ‘bones’ or ‘sticks’ and in the same vein it’s not okay to liken to curvier women to ‘steaks’
oh and another thing the examples in the above photo all reference having a curvier body shape for some one else. Not for themselves because they like it. Because ‘nobody wants to snuggle a stick’.
Its a sad world when we’re still constantly shoving our opinions down people’s throat and not even thinking about the consequences.
A real woman is anything she wants to be, a real woman wears make up,or doesn’t, a real woman is tall, a real woman is curvy, a real woman is slim, a real woman is anybody who identifies with being a woman.
So no don’t talk to me about a ‘real woman’ because I already know all about them.