Those of you who know me, know I’m no twiggy! I might have been many many years ago, but time, children and lots of cake have formed the woman you see before you!.
But this isn’t about me or my lardy arse, this is about people referring to anyone over a size 10 as a ‘curvy girl’ or a ‘plus size’. Now there are lots of people who will be able to put it far more eloquently than I’m going to – but they’re not angry!
Why is size ever even mentioned? What relevance is the size? By making a point that you have included ‘curvy girls’ in your sizing only makes an example of them! Again!
Now I’ve looked at what ‘the fashion industry’ term a ‘curvy girl’ or ‘plus size model’ And it’s a freaking size 10/12 ! Seriously? That makes my baby girl ‘plus size’
Is she anything other than just lovely? Do we have to label her as being a particular size of shape? Do we need to label anyone?
And it’s talk of ‘plus size’ and images of stick thin skeletons on cat walks and bloody bloody Victoria bloody Beckham and her ilk that make our daughters paranoid about the size of their arse! Or Stupid, pointless, worthless Katie sodding Price, bitching about someone (don’t remember which pointless celebrity it was) because she looked fat in a swimsuit
I have just passed this post past Bernard to ask that she is ok with! She is and has approved the picture use. She has however pointed something out to me. We are equally guilty of upsetting girls who are naturally slender, or have a small bust. By referring to ‘curvy’ as ‘sexy’ – when it’s convenient – we make slender girls feel bad and ‘unwomanly’ So my apologies lovely girl – I stand corrected!
In essence – quit it, stop judging everyone by dress size, or posing every woman in the media like a pole dancer – tell her she is beautiful because she is clever, because she is kind, because she has ambition and drive! Because she is funny or witty or studious or for a million other reasons other than the size of her arse! It not about the way she looks!
As the mothers of girls, we have a great responsibility to give them every chance possible in a tough world that will test their resolve and sanity, lets not give them more baggage to carry!
Sorry for the rant! I’ll go back to my cocoa and slippers now! Soap box has buckled under my weight!
I’ve linked to Mummy Barrow’s Ranty Friday – go on over and see what else makes people cross!