I start this off shaking my head as I read this article with disgustâ€¦ yesterday, I had the pleasure of stumbling over to Hello Beautiful, when this title stopped me in my tracks. It read:
So I read on, trying to read through, into and under the lines, to really understand where this writer, Alyssa Manners, Â is coming from. The beginning of the article gets me:
Complain, complain, complain. Thatâ€™s all plus-size women do. Itâ€™s bad enough they want to share clubs with us, but they take up opportune shopping space in our stores and squeeze into the tightest seats on the bus. And arenâ€™t there enough specialty stores, magazines, and even runways for them? Theyâ€™ve got it all!
Will plus-size women ever stop complaining?
I am not lying. Yes, this writer continued to elude to the â€œwhiningâ€ that us plus size women do, but she did try to justify by finishing her post with â€œbut until the playing field is leveled, might as well invest in some ear plugs â€™cause the fight will continue to wage on!â€
Plus Size women are not whiny! We have a voice. When we see something that sears us to the core, or perceive some sort of injustice, we speak up about it. Just like with any other injustice that any other group may endure, but in no way does that represent the entire plus size populationâ€¦
What is it that we are frustrated with?
- Societyâ€™s perception of being unhealthy- Not EVERY full figured beauty is unhealthy! We do not always sit on our on derriÃ¨re, in front of the television, with a pint of Ben and Jerryâ€™s, unkempt, YET we are constantly portrayed as such
- The lack of equal high- fashion access- Please read My letter to the retail industry for this one
- No we do not all hate on the Skinny B@*ch, some of us have no problems with those who may sport a more svelte figure- and it is okay
- We are not all depressed and sad about life. Yes we have our womanly moments where we may feel down about this or that, but in no way should this be misconstrued as some self deprecating frustration about ourselves. Some of us are proudly Curvy.Confident.Chic. and love our curves and live life to its fullest- just with a lil more of me to love!
What frustrates me about this post is the lack of understanding, the humor infused, stereotypical points that we hear all the time. Why play into these? To get a rise from us to prove your point?
Towards the end of the post, you try to explain away why we could or would be frustrated, but it sounds more like oneâ€™s own personal thoughts, rather than digging beyond societyâ€™s surface to find out what is really going onâ€¦
I am irked. If you have not read the article already, please do so now and share your thoughts!