I might regret this post, but I keep hearing a lot of buzz in the news and entertainment industry about women, their bodies, and who gets to say what about them. In an interesting turn of events, American women have shifted many of their attentions from "being skinny" to "being healthy," and they're really pushing for magazines, fashion, and Hollywood to catch up. Many advertising campaigns, books, artists, and performers have presented various forms of this phenomenon, and some of it has taken the form of "skinny shaming." In the past, a thin woman's body was off-limits. It was not subjected to the open, societal judgments that not-so-thin women encounter on a regular basis. A thin body was to be admired, emulated, and envied. While I admit some have gone too far in the other direction, I'm asking naturally thin girls to please have some patience with the rest of us.
*or woman. we're not judging here