I’ve noticed some posts speaking out about women’s features that used to be undesirable which are now trendy. I.e: big lips, thick full eyebrows, big hips, full bubble butts. And it makes me think about how the media chooses to make trends out of our bodies. Think about that. Not hairstyles, makeup styles, or clothing styles…..our actual bodily features are either trendy or not. I don’t see the same pressure of trends put on men’s bodies. Men aren’t told that their naturally wide set shoulders are out this season. They aren’t told that the size of their thighs is wrong for the outfit they’re trying to pull off. They aren’t told that their lips or brows are the wrong shape for the rest of their facial features. -
The fact that the media can decide who is beautiful and who is not based on features that women cannot change easily (without undergoing expensive cosmetic procedures), is crazy. The fact that little girls who were bullied as children for having “big clown lips”, or having a “fat” lower body, or “big hairy caterpillar” eyebrows, are now seeing women pay exorbitant prices to get injectables, implants, and microblading is quite ironic. -
Women who are (acceptably) curvy are now on trend and seen as “real” women. And while I do like seeing more diverse bodies represented who haven’t been socially beautiful before, they’re only highlighted now along with the phrase “men like curvy women”, and usually represented in a borderline pornographic way. But really those women should have never had to be heavily sexualized to feel beautiful. -
Stop making trends out of our body parts. Stop dividing us into body parts. Stop sexualizing body parts. Stop telling us how much money we need to spend to be considered beautiful. Our bodies are not trends.