SERIOUSLY. THIS IS MY LIFE. I don’t get so much shit for it any more (apart from fat chavs on small bikes pointing out that I’m really skinny), but it was always assumed that I MUST have an eating disorder to be 5 foot 8 inches and 98lbs (or, when I was younger, I remember being around 80lbs for years). I’m very fucking aware that the BMI (which is not the Holy Book of Healthy Weight, actually) for my size is pretty much in the danger zone, but there happens to be something called metabolism that often renders BMI useless.
It is not acceptable to discuss my weight in a negative (even when girls try to mention it positively, there is ALWAYS a veiled negativity) way, just the same as it is not acceptable for me to, like the article mentions, tell a chubby girl to go on a diet. I’m all for women accepting their size (although I find it difficult to understand that people can’t differentiate skinny models with real life - perhaps that is because I’ve never had a problem with my weight, or perhaps it is because I’m a photographer, and know that all models are freaks of nature aren’t always that good looking :P) however, I feel like this whole… power to the fat girl bullshit has been dragged out slightly too long. I think we all get it now. Fat girls are gorgeous, skinny girls are obviously not. But I can deal with that, while I stuff my face full of chocolate.