Would Body Shamers Tell Marilyn Monroe She's Too Fat In This Amazing Historic Photo?
February 16, 2018 10:37 By Fabiosa
Have you ever considered how many times we are often told to make some changes in our appearance? Just take a look at any magazine and you’ll see it overflowing with tips on how to lose weight, how to look slimmer or how to hide “imperfections”. This is a form of body shaming and it is something that we got used to experiencing every day.
Overweight characters are often used on TV as the joke targets and it is considered as a ‘norm’. It’s become ok to criticize our body flaws in order to bond with friends – if we all hate what we see in the mirror, somehow it makes us feel connected.
Body-shaming only creates a loop of constant criticism and resentment. Social media implies that we should want to look slimmer, skinnier, smaller. And if we don’t, it will create a wave of judgment that will come not only from others but from ourselves, too. We worry that our personal choices concerning our appearance can make us a target for body shamers.
No matter how body-shaming manifests, it often leads to comparison and shame, and immortalizes the idea that it’s ok to judge people mainly for their physical features.
Every century has its own beauty standards and those who not fit in are doomed to be joked about. But would the gorgeous American actress Marylin Monroe be shamed for her “imperfect” body if she was living in the 21st century?
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Would Marylin's not so skinny booty make headlines today?
Many popular stars have spoken out about body confidence.
American actress Drew Barrymore once said:
You have to stand up and say. There's nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am; you're the one with the problem!
A society, where everyone is accepted no matter their form and shape, is the one we should strive for. At the end of the day, beauty comes in all sizes.