I do not mean to provoke people with this post. I simply want to get a discussion going, one that I have been avoiding. But now that skinny girls are bashed on, I have to argue back. So please read the whole thing before assuming my opinions on this, which would result in writing upset comments saying I'm mean, etc.
Okay, so I have read a lot of blog posts about what a woman's body "should" look like, and there are all these comments about how "big curvy women are more of a woman than skinny ones". How does a body type make you more of a woman? That makes no sense! Here is a picture I took from Kissie's blog (but I'm sure she took it from someone else's, lol).
So, the original blog post said "no one wants to be average", which made lots of girls/women react and say they would rather be #5 than #1, because #1 doesn't have a "woman's body". Did you ever think about how some people have high metabolism, and are naturally skinny/slim? Does that make them less female? Some people don't have many curves, without eating too little! Is it fair to them to say that they don't look like women? It's like walking up to a #7 saying "you don't look like a woman either because you have too many curves"! No one would do that, so why attack the skinny people?
I might also add that excess fat on (or especially in) your body is not healthy! It doesn't matter that people all over the world are gaining weight and the average body is becoming thicker and thicker- being overweight is not healthy. "New research suggests that apple-shaped women have the highest risk of developing heart disease, while hourglass-shaped women have the lowest." Everyone knows having a large waistline can double the risk of dying prematurely, even with a normal BMI.
Have a look at this picture comparison (from this website). This is how the average body type has changed over the past 60 years. I'm not saying the girl on the right is fat, because she's not fat, but she has a lot of waist fat, aka. premature death, remember? Not healthy.
Now I don't mean to sound like a skinny bitch... okay, I do. I am body type #2, in my opinion not too skinny nor too big (obviously), and I was actually once told "you're so skinny! Do you eat??", and at the time I was about 52 kg/114,4 lbs (I'm 169cm/5'6,5" tall) - perfectly normal! That was even before I, for some unknown reason, started to lose weight! Now I'm 48 kg/105,6 lbs! So do the bigger women see me as less of a woman because I'm not their size?
What makes us women is not how much we weigh or how big our breasts/hips are... it's our female reproductive system that makes us women! lol Organs, ok? Not our looks! Fat, skinny, average - we are all women! We just look different on the outside.
Some people like bigger women, others prefer slimmer ones, and it doesn't matter - each to their own! All women have different body types, but we are still all women, eaqually much!