Posts tagged body positivity
Posts tagged body positivity
This is realllllllllly weird lmao
This is really NORMAL.
Except we never see it-so it is terrifying and uncomfortable when it happens.
(Mostly because people would laugh or be unkind)
I own a sex shop. Once a woman bled on our chair during an interview. She was horrified and felt ashamed because it was in some way unprofessional. We weren’t bothered. We said ‘what better place to work on being ok with your body than at a feminist sex shop?’
Bleeding is normal and dealing with it is one of the most pervasive ways women are complicit in their silence.
Some men bleed too. How would you react to that? For many men who are Trans the act of bleeding is a security threat.
Fuck off with your lolz.
Reblogging again for above commentary ^^^^^
Always reblog. So wonderful!
I noticed the other day that the stretch marks around my belly button sometimes look like a phoenix. If that’s not fucking fabulous I don’t know what is.
So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…
All this emphasis on women needing a freaking thigh gap in order to have sexy legs.
You know who else doesn’t have a thigh gap?
The khaleesi, that’s who.
Tumblr has given me a body complex. If I’m not being bombarded with pictures of extremely gorgeous girls (which I think is totally awesome, but it still makes me feel inadequate), I’m being bombarded with peoples’ posts about how everyone is ugly and how having a little belly pudge is literally the worst thing ever, bombarded with pictures of extreme ab workouts, or about how girls think they are so ugly they deserve to die because they aren’t super skinny. It’s all terribly, horrifically sad.
And I’m just sitting here with a little pudge around my belly. I work out for my own health, but fuck you Tumblr, now I feel like something is seriously wrong with me because my abs don’t show through my skin.
So I’m going to exercise a little harder today than normal. Then go cry as I eat something unhealthy.
You do not need anything in your life that makes you feel shitty about your body. Even if you’re trying to get motivation to work out or whatever, loving yourself is a better motivation than pictures of other people’s bodies. Also keep in mind that the pictures people post on the internet are usually of them at their best (whatever they perceive that to be). If you saw yourself in only the best looking 1% of pictures, you’d think you were impossibly beautiful to. You see everyone else’s highlight reel, and your own behind-the-scenes.
You have your body, and you will never (no matter how hard you try, or how much your body may change) have anyone else’s body but yours.
It’s important to fill your life with things that make you love yourself no matter what you look like, rather than things that make you love your body conditionally. Love your body, and that will motivate you to treat it well. Don’t try it the other way around. Trust me, that way doesn’t work.
I just finished my time with my Little Sister (from Big Brothers and Sisters) and my 7-year-old Little Sister we telling me about how a boy at school today made up a song about how fat her and her mother are. I figured this was coming because my Little is quite tall for her age, but she is beautiful. I found myself filled with rage that at 7 YEARS OLD AND IN GRADE ONE she is already having to contend with fat shaming and being criticized for her body. IF YOU HAVE A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH A CHILD PLEASE TEACH THEM THIS IS WRONG.
Since teaching this fat-shaming kid a lesson would probably get me charged, encouraging others to teach children this is wrong is a place I can start to change our world, and I am blessed to have a whole congregation of kids to teach this to. And I will. And you should too.
people who complain about boobs not looking perky and spherical with small, practically areola-less nipples are people who have most definitely never seen boobs outside of the context of porn because lemme tell u man boobs are diverse and lovely and if anyone ever says shit about your boobs u need to kick them in the shin and pour acid into their eyes (◡‿◡✿)