Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Problem With Women Today

You know, I was out shopping for some new pants for my new job, which I start today by the way, and I was goofing off and chatting with a girl in the dressing room when she had the nerve to say to me, "What do you mean you're not unhappy with anything about your body? What about..." ...and then she continued on to point out what she believed to be my flaws

.... excuse me? I apologize that I'm happy and content with myself and my body.
It does not bother me that I do not look the same way I did in high school. Not to say that I was not happy with it in high school, I just love the way I have changed.
Yes, I've gone from a size 3 to a size 7, but how can I be unhappy with it? I love my legs and I love my butt, and yes, I've gone from an extra small/small to a medium and sometimes a large, but I love my hips and I love my breasts. This body produced and gave birth to a child. Yeah, I've got a stretch mark or two but why be embarassed or hate it? They're my badge of honour for motherhood and everything I've gone through physically, mentally and emotionally.

I just can't understand why this girl would want me to be unhappy. I'm sorry that you think you're "fat." (yes, of course, a size 4 is always fat.. ??) and I'm sorry that you think you have big thighs and huge arms. But I don't and I'm not going to pretend to empathize with you.

She actually said, "my stomach is so chunky and my thighs have just gotten HUGE...but I guess that just draws attention away from my nose.." and then looked at me and waited..
I kind of wanted to slap her.

What the hell is it with girls today?
If I ever have daughters I hope they can grow up happy and confident with themselves because society today is prepared to just rip them apart.

1 comment:

julie said...

Yep. It's a vicious, vicious society that teaches us we are never good enough. Good for you for appreciating the beauty in the body of a mother. Someday maybe that other girl will get it.