@3 months ago with 141 notes
#curvespo #body acceptance #feminism #society #faults
Ever since I was six or seven, I have struggled to accept my body. I have seen every ounce of fat as a failure, every curve on my body as a blemish.
Recently, I have started working towards accepting my body. Yesterday, knowing that I had to go out and do a few things, I wore the outfit above. Purple jeans, blue vest top, black and white checkered shirt. Perfectly decent, right? It was the first time in my entire life I had been confident enough to wear a vest top, and I was understandably anxious.
In the hour that I was in town, I got comments such as:
- How inappropriate! - Lady in the shop who pointed at me.
- In my day, we’d never have worn something so revealing! - Elderly lady in the shop who rushed the two children with her past me.
- Doesn’t she know that fat chicks like her shouldn’t wear stuff like that? - Boy that I vaguely recognise from my school, who pointed and laughed at me with his friend.
- Excuse me, would you mind buttoning up that shirt? Your outfit is very distracting - Man that literally stopped me on the street.
- Look at the knockers on that chick! - I was alone in a shop and the only other people in there apart from the male shopkeeper were two boys who looked about ten. Though they didn’t point me out like some, I can assume from the circumstances that it was directed at me.
I am a thirteen year old girl. I got treated like I was walking around naked, when I was in fact wearing a perfectly decent outfit that I had even added the shirt to just in case just the vest top would offend someone! It disgusts me that people in society think it’s okay to treat people, young girls, like they are sex objects.