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spacebobastropants: That Sophia Bush thing you posted reminded me of how much I hate the whole "zero is not a size" thing. You've inspired me to make a ranty vlog on this subject. Sometime. Like tomorrow. Just know I'm a size 0, and I think it's bullshit too.

yyyyyyyyyyyep.

i’ve posted some stuff about it a while back, under my body image tag.

i used to blog a lot about that stuff, but it got derivative and tiring with the questions and arguments and stuff. not fun. maybe i ought to try posting about it again though, if inspired…

Sep 9th at 7PM / tagged: size zero. body image. size 0. / reblog / 3 notes

I genuinely wonder why people think that being a size zero and having curves are mutually exclusive things.

Because I liked this outfit too, damnit.
Even if my face looks none too pleased.

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Because I liked this outfit too, damnit.

Even if my face looks none too pleased.

Some thoughts concerning female body image:

boston-ivy:

For starters, the whole idea that “skinny” or “curvy” has to be better than/more beautiful than the other one is ridiculous for about ten trillion reasons.

That being said, it’s fantastic and obviously encouraged to have pride for your body shape, and pass those positive thoughts on.

However, there is one thing that I’m seeing around Tumblr frequently that is really pissing me off concerning body pride, considering its sexist and anti-feminist/anti-gender equality overtones.

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The very idea that you think it’s “a  bit rich” that I’m talking about body acceptance because I’m a size 0  shows me more than anything that I should definitely not stop blogging about it.
You think that just because society has agreed that my body type is “perfect” that I’m automatically content about it?
I’m extraordinarily insecure about my skin. I had  terrible acne from 5th grade until 10th grade, it cleared up a little  bit around 11th grade, and now as a sophomore in college, my skin is still far from perfect. Lately, it has been looking a lot better due to a better  sleep/product regime, and I’m extremely grateful for that, but I am still conscious of it and insecure about it at times, and wish that I wasn’t.
I also used to hate my “big” nose, which I’ve now come to accept and love as I think it fits my face perfectly and isn’t large at all. But I still vividly remember being with my former “best friend” in 11th grade, when she turned to look at me and said, “You know, you’d be really pretty if it weren’t for your big Jew nose.”  I think she meant it as an edgy joke, but it wasn’t funny and actually  stung quite a lot. I’ve now come to accept my nose and am no longer self-conscious about it, but there was a time when I truly hated it.
I was even self-conscious about my hair for the longest time, and it really wasn’t until this year that I honestly embraced my curls and waves and found beauty in it when it wasn’t flat-ironed!
The idea that body love primarily refers to just the shape of  someone’s chest/stomach/legs is utterly ridiculous, but if we’re going  to focus on that for now, I do love my body, very much.
Although I have substantial upper body curves for someone who is a size 0, there have been times in middle school when a group of girls made fun of my chest size and said that I was “too bony and angular.” But I love my chest and I love my “bones” and I love my angles, and I don’t really care what anyone else thinks of them. I’m healthy for my size and I think my body is great.
Just because I am thin doesn’t mean that I’m “self-righteous” by spreading the idea of accepting one’s healthy body.
I have my insecurities just like everyone else, no matter what my dress size is.

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The very idea that you think it’s “a bit rich” that I’m talking about body acceptance because I’m a size 0 shows me more than anything that I should definitely not stop blogging about it.

You think that just because society has agreed that my body type is “perfect” that I’m automatically content about it?

I’m extraordinarily insecure about my skin. I had terrible acne from 5th grade until 10th grade, it cleared up a little bit around 11th grade, and now as a sophomore in college, my skin is still far from perfect. Lately, it has been looking a lot better due to a better sleep/product regime, and I’m extremely grateful for that, but I am still conscious of it and insecure about it at times, and wish that I wasn’t.

I also used to hate my “big” nose, which I’ve now come to accept and love as I think it fits my face perfectly and isn’t large at all. But I still vividly remember being with my former “best friend” in 11th grade, when she turned to look at me and said, “You know, you’d be really pretty if it weren’t for your big Jew nose.” I think she meant it as an edgy joke, but it wasn’t funny and actually stung quite a lot. I’ve now come to accept my nose and am no longer self-conscious about it, but there was a time when I truly hated it.

I was even self-conscious about my hair for the longest time, and it really wasn’t until this year that I honestly embraced my curls and waves and found beauty in it when it wasn’t flat-ironed!

The idea that body love primarily refers to just the shape of someone’s chest/stomach/legs is utterly ridiculous, but if we’re going to focus on that for now, I do love my body, very much.

Although I have substantial upper body curves for someone who is a size 0, there have been times in middle school when a group of girls made fun of my chest size and said that I was “too bony and angular.” But I love my chest and I love my “bones” and I love my angles, and I don’t really care what anyone else thinks of them. I’m healthy for my size and I think my body is great.

Just because I am thin doesn’t mean that I’m “self-righteous” by spreading the idea of accepting one’s healthy body.

I have my insecurities just like everyone else, no matter what my dress size is.

Forever 21 and H&M blazers are too big on me…

I already tried there, that’s why I mentioned them in the post. :P

Does anyone know a semi-affordable clothing store (like H&M and Forever 21) that sells size 0 blazers?

Anyone know a semi-affordable (like H&M, Forever 21…) clothing store that sells size 0 blazers?

Some thoughts concerning female body image:

For starters, the whole idea that “skinny” or “curvy” has to be better than/more beautiful than the other one is ridiculous for about ten trillion reasons.

That being said, it’s fantastic and obviously encouraged to have pride for your body shape, and pass those positive thoughts on.

However, there is one thing that I’m seeing around Tumblr frequently that is really pissing me off concerning body pride, considering its sexist and anti-feminist/anti-gender equality overtones.

Read More