So hey all, today’s blog post is based on a conversation and situation, I had with my step daughter Beth who is Blogger from Practically Pint Sized most of you probably know her, now Beth like me tends to not pull any punches, we were wandering around Primark and it seemed everywhere we turned a girl was staring at Beth whilst she was shopping!
If I am honest I didn’t notice at first as the older you get, you tend not to pay attention to the female of the species, typical evil looks …. (All I see and hear in my head when I say that is Mat Lucas dressed in a track suit saying “Don’t you be giving me evillllssssss”) LOL anyway I digress..
Beth suddenly came out with the sentence, saying it straight to the girl,
“Yes that’s right, Fat people do shop aswell” the girl pretty much ran off in the opposite direction realising that she had been caught staring at Beth in a disrespectful way .
I looked at Beth and laughed, she is funny. She says it, how she sees it most of the time!
However after coming away from that situation it’s started to bother me slightly, Why is it that other girls who are so body conscious themselves, stare at others to judge and ridicule them? Should people who are slightly over weight not go clothes shopping? or oooh another massive example…
when seeing an overweight person in say Mcdonalds, you can see people saying to one another:
“I wonder if they have left any food for us?” laughing
( And yes sadly I have heard that bollocks before much to my dissapointment)
Dont we all have things on our bodies that we don’t like? I know I do! in fact I could write a list about the things on my body that I dont like, and probably if I had the money would get some kind of cosmetic surgery to “fix” it even if others couldn’t see what I could.
Its strange isn’t it how much we judge ourselves, hate ourselves and wish we had something that we don’t. But the funny thing is, I want everyone to remember that we ALL however we look, have something we would love to change about ourselves.
Now I am not sure if this comes from the media, I think perhaps it does to a certain extent of course .. but with this example in mind I beleve.. it also comes from each other !!!
Just like this girl judging Beth for being a slightly larger frame, whilst she herself was not! We can’t blame the media if we are happy to judge each other by the same standards the media does, I am wrong? Let’s face it, by acting in such a way, is what allows the media to win this war of what looks ok and what doesn’t. what is acceptable! and what isn’t! And that a girl or boy has to look a certain way, in this society to be accepted. Or be part of the “Populars” as my son calls them.
Now ok we all like what we like and that’s ok, but do we have the right to push our ideals onto to someone else! NO I don’t think so ..
So with that in mind, maybe we should stop judging and start living in this world being accepting of everyone!
The next time you see someone that doesnt fit your ideals, who cares and who are you to judge? Equality is key, everyone deserves to be loved regardless of their size, colour, sexuality, gender. I could go on but I am sure you get the jist.
So on that note….
Until the next blog post ,
********* THESE ARE MY OPINIONS & MY OPINIONS ONLY – WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT SO IF YOU DONT AGREE THATS OK *************