Body Positivity

By Alena Kh

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There is nothing that makes me happier than the new body positivity movement. But we have a lot of work to do considering that, like every movement, this one has its inconsistencies. Why, for example, when we talk about body positivity, are we only referring to women larger than a size 38 – not women of all sizes?

Given that women of all sizes and appearances have been led to believe we need to change something about ourselves, we all need this movement. Being positive about your body shouldn’t mean focusing on weight but rather on the general insecurity so common among women of all sizes and ages – an insecurity created and reinforced by beauty and fashion magazines around the world. Unfortunately, even if we all weighed the same, we’d still be asked to pretend that we don’t have body hair, or to fix our flawed skin. R

egardless of how many size 42 women appear in magazines, there’ll always be something to criticize about being a woman. Maybe the change should start with something more fundamental in our society.