Stop telling women that we should find ourselves beautiful and that we should love ourselves when you are standing right there, judging us on how our knees look in short skirts and how prominent our boobs are in a sweater and how much makeup we are or are not wearing.
Instead of us working harder on “love your body” and “find your inner beauty”, the rest of the world should be working harder on “stop telling women their bodies are a shameful place to live but that if they’re strong enough, they will learn to embrace that shame.”
This is my body. It’s not “beautiful”. I don’t “love it”. I don’t have to. I don’t have to have any strong feelings about my body. And whatever feelings I do have are not somehow invalid if they’re not glowing reviews.
An interesting point I’ve never thought of.
I’ve expressed similar views regarding dysphoria, and it bears repeating every time.
i no longer need to imagine darren in dirty compromising positions i have real visuals
coach roz, calling out the bullshit (via rippleklainebagels)
WHEN DID GLEE JUST BECOME A PSA FOR EVERY SINGLE ISSUE THAT IS POTENTIALLY RELEVANT TO TEENAGERS LIKE DO THEY REALISE THAT PEOPLE DON’T WATCH THIS SHOW TO BE TAUGHT A LESSON EVERY FUCKING WEEK IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT SOME LOSERS WHO JOINED A SHOWCHOIR