I Hate the Female Body Stereotype

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    Dear female body enthusiast,

    Yes, i know i am awkwardly tall and have a 6 pack of pudding cups covering the abs that i wish i possessed. I can also notice my rolls whenever i take a seat, as well as the amount of times I've used the "i'm sick" excuse to avoid Rachel's pool parties. No need to remind me...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 2, 2015

    Girls these days think that

    if you don't have the body of professional model, then you are fat, and that you need to diet for months and eat nothing proper but fruit and veg. Just because you have a little fat on your stomach doesn't mean you ARE fat, btw, your stomach is supposed to have fat on it... It...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    Nov 12, 2014

    Not everyone fat is gay Not everyone skinny is

    straight Not everyone fat is ugly Not everyone skinny is bitchy Not everyone fat is disgusting Not everyone skinny is ideal So stop with the ******* labeling cuz we're all still GIRLS THAT HAVE PRIDE SO MIND YOU
    maknaekid maknaekid
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2014

    When you get judged for not having

    that "model type body." Pssht I love my curves! I don't listen to what social media has to say about thicker girls!
    dani93 dani93
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2014

    I'm not looking for my future wife

    and mother of my children, or hers, by checking out her body and thinking, yeah, I would marry that. I'm looking for a friend that looks at me and thinks, I love Patrick and I want to grow old together, I want him to be the father of my children, and I better hurry before he...
    pacman2112 pacman2112
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2014

    I have decided to finally get breast

    augmentation to correct my breast. I had my consultation a week ago and I am asking for donations on my Go Fund Me page, titled Body Conscious. Thank you for creating a place where this is easier to discuss!
    nmspriggs nmspriggs
    26-30, F
    Oct 22, 2014

    The funny thing is people

    who scream looks don't matter 24/7 can be the most shallow and judgemental people of them all.... All I have to say is I'm often prejudged as superficial and vain and shallow by many because I'm slim and look after my body almost obsessively but that's not the case... The reason...
    MissLorii MissLorii
    22-25, F
    Apr 19, 2014


    You know, I've looked through the sheen on the cheaply printed pages to the too-skinny celebs with the "perfect body". We humans are our own worst enemies - we all judge ourselves far more harshly than anyone else does (unless they are deeply, deeply insecure, in which case they...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2013

    I Hate The Female Body Stereotype

    My little brother is 12 and hasn't hit puberty yet, and he's stick skinny.If you took him and added breasts, he would have the same body as those models you see on magazines. I wanted to become a model once, but they said I would have to lose about 50 pounds, so I said no.
    supergirlz supergirlz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2013

    I'm Just Going To Be Completely Honest Here....

    Very few things make me more angry than someone saying "real women have curves!" It absolutely makes my blood boil!! I'm going to explain this in the nicest way I can though....I feel like unhealthy and overweight people are trying to "fight back" lately by discriminating against...
    babycrickett babycrickett
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 6, 2012

    Who Said I Had To Be Her To Be Attractive?

    I don't get why there's this stereotypical idea that women who are blonde hair and blue eyed are like Gods gift or something? Really thin is in I guess. And these magazines and videos tell us if we don't look like models we just won't be attractive to men. This is why I have a...
    LadyBella2011 LadyBella2011
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2012

    I Am Me

    Why can't. People except others. I have. Blondish brown hair.I am not dumb I am skinny. But. Not Anerexic. I have. A. Lighter. Complection. I'm not albino. I have. Brownish green eyes. Don't. Try to tell me it's. Ugly I have long skinny legs. Don't. Tell me I'm a twig that...
    Yepthatsme23 Yepthatsme23
    13-15, F
    Aug 9, 2012

    I Am Me

    Why can't. People except others. I have. Blondish brown hair.I am not dumb I am skinny. But. Not Anerexic. I have. A. Lighter. Complection. I'm not albino. I have. Brownish green eyes. Don't. Try to tell me it's. Ugly I have long skinny legs. Don't. Tell me I'm a twig that...
    Yepthatsme23 Yepthatsme23
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2012

    Skinny, Fat, Tall, Short, White Or Black. What Of It.

    Since I was in primary school, I was teased for being skinny and tall and half black. Now i'm in highschool and my first couple of years were the worst years of my life. I dont want to sound hypocritical, but I get annoyed when girls complain about being too chubby and it being...
    nekobrace nekobrace
    3 Responses May 22, 2012


    I am none of these things.
    sortakindalucky sortakindalucky
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2011

    The Truth Of The Matter From A Mans Perspective.

    It takes all kinds to make the world go round. Some women prefer being thin and some prefer being thick. Some men prefer thin women and some prefer thicker women. It's just the way it is! What thicker women get angry about is when their attracted to a guy who prefers thinner...
    DaddyJoe4babygirl DaddyJoe4babygirl
    46-50, M
    Jan 5, 2011

    I'm A Guy And I Hate Twigs

    This is something that you don't hear too many guys talk about. I don't know about the rest of the guys out there but I personally would never date twig-thin girls. They're so thin that I'm worried that just hugging them will break them in half. I think the rule should be "not so...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 5, 2010

    Everyone's Unhappy

    I really think the pressure on women and girls is horrible. My seven year old has told me she wants to not eat desert because she is fat. (she is so not fat). People who are very skinny usually feel too skinny. I personally know a few people like this. People who are heavy...
    cemev cemev
    31-35, F
    7 Responses May 14, 2010

    We Are Not All Twigs

    We are all different. We cannot all be size 00. Nor do we all want to. I really wish this old stereotype would die already. It's so tired.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2010

    I Wear Size 0 And Despise It

    Genetically most women would say im blessed, with a small waist and small ankles and whatnot. BUT, since when did being this size make you more beautiful than a woman who wears size 14? I HATE being this small, having no curves or anythings to make me feel womanly. I could only...
    Cornercrawler Cornercrawler
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Mar 20, 2010

    And I Am Not Female!!

    The things that are expected by the generic masses regarding a typical female are just WRONG.  Prople shouldn't have to be pressured humiliated or forced to be something they aren't or even worse something they don't really want to be!  And while I feel the males...
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    1 Response Mar 24, 2009


    Why would someone feel that size 0 or 2 is the perfect size to be?   Why is size 14 considered plus-size?   The average woman wears a size 12.   What is wrong with that?   What is wrong with being who you are?  Why do women have to be...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2009

    What I Just Found Out...

    I'm a size 12/14 and was just looking about trying to become a plus sized model. The sad thing is the model must wear between 10-16, be over 5'9", be proportionate, have no cellulite and have good legs. If a plus size is 14 and above why is it the models can only go up to...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Feb 9, 2009

    I Think All Body Types Should Be Accepted......

    A woman's body style is a matter of preference, and I feel Hollyweird and the jackals who run the media circus have no bearing on how one should look as a woman, man, or anything else.  As far as I'm concerned, the mainstream can go jump in the lake for all I care. To me...
    DarkParade83 DarkParade83
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    Fat Is the New Skinny

    didnt you know? yep yep
    lovelybonez17 lovelybonez17
    18-21, F
    Sep 12, 2008

    It Sustains Negativity

    I have just watched a television show in which a model has asked a number of british magazines to publish her without altering her image through Photoshop- out of them all, and there are countless style and fashion magazines here, one agreed.  In interviewing those involved...
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Aug 30, 2008


    Well I honestly think that a lot of different female body types are sexy. Including mine. I mean, I'm definitely not skinny, about a size 12 with huge ****, but I honestly love the way I look. I like food too much to stop eating. And never been really self-conscious about being a...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    Do I Ever!

    it literally makes me sick to my stomach when i think of what we've come to value as a "nice body." i hate to be the one to break it, but these super emaciated people we see plastered all over everything do not have "nice bodies." these women look like they're...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 5, 2008

    Does Voluptuous Mean Anything?

    That's right, voluptuous, curvaceous, a little meat on ones bones.  There are other ways of describing this type of build, but chunky, chubby, and the like don't sound very flattering.  But then, scrawny and bean pole aren't very flattering, either. What is flattering...
    darknight darknight
    46-50, M
    14 Responses Jun 27, 2008

    Skinny, But....

    I've noticed most discussions in this group are focused on weight. But I joined for another flaw in my body that I see exploited everyday in society & the media. I am "thin" but I have very small breasts This hurts me just as much if not more than the standards of...
    GothicThylacine GothicThylacine
    22-25, F
    14 Responses Apr 29, 2008

    Skinny Women

    What a lot of society and the media (grr) forget is that models were originally skinny so that no one would be attracted to them and focus on them and not the clothes they were wearing. When modelling first became a profession the ideal female body was quite curvy. Models had to...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Apr 27, 2008

    Juicy Fruit

    No matter how thin or heavy I am, I will always have a butt.  It could be a shelf if needed.  It's not big across but likes to stick out nicely.  I've been made fun of because of it but have learned to accept it.  Now if only I could accept the rest of myself...
    KiaC KiaC
    Apr 27, 2008

    A Return to Curves?

    I think it'd be nice to go back to appreciating curves and an hour glass figure like they did in the 50s. Perhaps even better, if all body types were loved and accepted.
    rumjungle rumjungle
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2008

    I'm Here to Represent the Skinny Girls...

    Ms. Skinny here, representing one of the most hated-on groups in all of womanland: My body is that of a runway model's - 5' 10", very thin, long legs and wide shoulders. All my life, I have been ridiculed by other females (whose curvy bodies I envied) just for my natural...
    OFFthecuff OFFthecuff
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Mar 28, 2008

    The Real Skinny...

    I think that God blessed all women - skinny, thin, curvy, bloated, in the middle, etc., etc. The stereotype promoted about what "female beauty" is really grates me. A woman's beauty should not be determined solely by her size. Every woman I've known is beautiful in one...
    rustyguy rustyguy
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 28, 2008

    It Makes Me Hate Myself

    I can't stand the female body stereotype. "If you're not thin, you're not pretty! Nobody will ever want you!" Unfortunately my birth father dug that into my head, and seeing it constantly thrown at me in everything I see and read, it didn't and doesn't help. I know I'm...
    earth2bella earth2bella
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 9, 2008


    So I am not extremely bony thin, but I have SOMETHING. And that something will attract someone who will love me and not my body>=[
    cementerygates cementerygates
    18-21, F
    Mar 8, 2008

    We're Not All Slim and ...

    We're not all slim and beautiful like a cat-walk model but we're still female after all.
    TrooperSue TrooperSue
    51-55, F
    Mar 8, 2008

    What Is It?

    The female body stereotype? I didn't know there was one.
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2008

    It Would Kill Me to Make My...

    It would kill me to make myself completely skinny. I love junk food. I love my pudgy belly. I am still only 114lbs. I love the way my body fits into clothes. Beauty is all shapes and sizes.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    Mar 7, 2008

    Once Again

    I've said it before and I'll say it again... I HAVE CURVES! I am not a size 6 and certainly not a "0" like my daughter. I have hips and an @ss and even home grown b00bs! I have the hour glass look and I love it! Could I tone up, yeah but because I want to not because...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2007

    I Am Good Looking

    I really try to make my self look good every day. Not because of the media but because it makes me feel better. :)
    CaseyGwynn CaseyGwynn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2007

    It's Not Just the Media...

    Although they play a big part in it. Today I went shopping because I thought I'd like to go to the beach, and I needed some new swimmers. I came home empty handed because I'm not skinny, and because I don't have small boobs. Now, I'm not obese. I'm not small either. In...
    ivorykisses ivorykisses
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2007

    Skinny Jeans

    If any of you out there where them, sorry. I just really think they are horrible. They might as well bring back those spandex stirrup pants. I like having room!!! Plus, what I have won't fit into the jeans and they're only meant to look good on certain people! This is a trend...
    Aminik Aminik
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 29, 2007

    I Want to Stay Myself

    I never liked it when too skinny models are on tv, in the ads. Fortunately, I never wanted to be like them. Of course, I am not satisfied: I know that I have to lose some weight, but I won't be depressed if I won't look like a celeb. Yesterday there was a program, I think on...
    dreamygirl dreamygirl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2007

    Hear! Hear!

    I watched a video on youtube.com where time lapsed footage showed an average female turned into a stereotypical model.  After they made her up and photographed her, they used 'photoshop' to lengthen her neck, airbrush her skin, lighten her hair and square her shoulders...
    Katija Katija
    51-55, F
    11 Responses Jul 10, 2007

    I Don't Hate the

    But I do have some things to say on the topic. Firstly, I think that it is an unavoidable fact of life that we all have different body types, based on our genetics. You can always do things that modify the final look of one's body from exercise to overeating to surgery, but it...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 23, 2007

    I Am Beautiful. [edited]

    So stop telling me that I'm fat or "asymmetrical" or "unusual."  The 2nd verse of "At The Ballet" from the musical A Chorus Line goes: "Mother always said I'd be very attractive when I grew up, when I grew up.  'Different,' she...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jun 19, 2007
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