There is a Facebook page called “Curvy Girls are Better than Skinny Girls”. Several of my friends and acquaintances “like” this page. Even though I consider myself “curvy” I do not like the page. Here’s why.
I know people think they are just celebrating themselves when they follow this page, but celebrating yourself does not need to include putting someone else down. If the page was called “Curvy Girls are Awesome” I might follow it, if I liked the content. However, I know for a fact that the last thing we women need is another way to fight against ourselves. I mean “better”? Really?
No, curvy girls are NOT better than skinny girls. Nor are skinny girls better than curvy girls. We are all different. Saying that your body shape makes you “better” than somebody else is just plain stupid. Next tall girls are better than short girls, or how about blonde girls are better than brunette girls, or maybe black girls are better than white girls? Whoa, Nelly! That’s some dangerous territory right there. But isn’t it pretty much the same thing when you think about it?
I’m tired of the practice of putting other women down to make yourself feel better. Whether it’s a thin woman insulting a heavy woman or a heavy woman insulting a thin woman, it’s wrong. We don’t need to insult anyone to celebrate ourselves. Period.