I really hate the term ‘real woman’, it’s basically a term that seems to categorise women who aren’t professional model build, generally over a size 14, curvy and usually short. I’ve just gone on a rant about this, having seen a brand do a shout out for models of a size 8-10 and over 5’9 for a photoshoot, instantly it’s attacked by people who don’t fit the criteria, saying that they should use ‘real women’. Despite this brand always using a variety of models in sizes 8-20, they are still attacked as it’s not seen as fair. I hate this, people complaining at this saying that girls in that category aren’t ‘real women’ is actually an insult. I am a freaking real woman and I do have curves, you don’t have to be plus sized with massive tits to constitute as a real woman surely?
Who came up with this term? They need a kick up the ass, it’s just another way to make women feel concerned about their bodies. Why can’t we all just be happy and and healthy and not concerned about what body type, category or number is on your clothing sizes. I’m naturally tall and slim, but I still have curves, I’d kill to have more curves and being tall can be a complete pain when it comes to meeting men or buying clothes, but I’m happy with how I am. I feel the term real women is thrown about without much thought by those who aren’t confident in themselves and I would just like to publish this post to get people to think about what being a women is actually again.
Women are strong, beautiful, caring and get to play with fashion and make up to get that confidence kick. We’ve gone through so much in history, it seems a shame that the modern woman is so bogged down worrying about her size. If you love yourself, others will love you too, not matter what shape, size or height you are.
Here’s some of the awesome tweets I got on the issue…
It’s been a while since I had a rant, I hope you find it interesting and most importantly I would LOVE to read what you think about the term ‘real women’ and what you think the modern day woman’s views on body image are!
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