Monday, 12 November 2012

The Weight Debate

Hi everyone! I decided to write my first blog post about issues concerning women's weight, size and shape. This is something that I have decided to discuss after reading a very interesting blog post by Leanne Woodfull. It can be a very touchy subject for many people, but it is definitely something that needs to change in our society. 

From a very early age in our lives, we are bombarded with images and advertisements of women who are promoting an "ideal body image". This has lead us as a society to believe there is an alpha body which is better and more attractive than everyone else. Television programs such as America's Next Top Model are giving young and older girls a bad mind set - that these women are the best way that you should look.
The media is constantly shoving women who are more slender than others in our faces, to make us feel self conscious about ourselves by telling us we need to look like them, which is their way of making sales.  They imply that if we want to be happy, get a boyfriend or be successful in life then we need to look like these people.
Yet curvier girls are not the only people who are made to feel inferior to everyone else, slim girls also take a bad hit. We are also given the impression that ''girls with curves'' are ''real women'' and because they have boobs and a bum that they are more attractive to men. That men want women with bigger assets and if they have a flat bum and AA cup then they are man-ish and unattractive. This is completely untrue and a lot of people don't realize how much slimmer girls worry about their size as well.

This has been the case for many years. Women have been confused by being shown that slim girls like Victoria Beckham are better looking because they are skinnier, yet we are told that women like Marilyn Monroe are ''real women'' because of their curves. Women don't know which is better, but the truth is, its neither
Every woman is different, and although we could stereotype them into different shapes, we can not be the ones to judge who is better than whom. There are various types of women out there to make this world interesting, it would be boring if we all looked the same.

I firmly believe that the best weight to be, is that of when you are healthy. By that I mean getting enough exercise and having a balanced diet. If you attain these two things then that is your healthy weight and you should work it girl! Flaunt the healthy body that you have and compare yourself to no-one, as you are your own unique self.

Your weight, size or shape does not determine the type of person that you are or can be. No woman is superior to another woman regarding their size or shape. 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


  1. Oh my gosh,
    Thank you so much for was sooo inspiring,
    I have had so much trouble with my weight..times I feel so fat and not loved..but now I am so much confident...nd I am beginning to embrace my weight no matter how big I am.

  2. Amazing Post, one can tell you did put a lot of work in it! I followed you and I hope you will post more amazing posts! :)