Speak Up! Friday Quotes (20)

Skinny Hate

“Yes, I am a skinny girl; no, that doesn’t mean I’m not a ‘real woman'” (anonymous).

What are your thoughts about this?

(This is also in response to the Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Revisited.”)


“Real men like curves;

only dogs go for bones” (anonymous).



“Sexy for me is a curvy woman — doesn’t have to be

skinny, which I hate anyway. I’m glad (the fashion industry)

is changing slowly a little bit now to get more into

the boobs and hips again” (Heidi Klum).



“Yes, I am skinny;

no, I don’t need you to poke my stomach

and tell me to go eat more” (anonymous)


12 comments on “Speak Up! Friday Quotes (20)

  1. It is, indeed, a rough road. Most women find fault with their body type, no matter what. I hope society is actually changing on this!

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  2. Many people forget how hard it is to be skinny as well, your post reminded of my bff who in twenties used to be so worried about not being curvy and being too fair to look pale

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    • Mmm. Thanks for adding to the discussion with an example that’s also personal and relatable. Sometimes there are health complications with being skinny, fat, or whatever, but that’s not the case with everyone; and regardless, to make someone feel shameful or unappreciative of the body they live in isn’t fair. Nor is putting someone down to lift another up.

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  3. The reality is that it is hard to be singled out for any way we are different. When I was a teen, Twiggy rose to fame. Folks compared me to her, and it wasn’t funny or flattering. I was painfully thin, and trying so hard to gain weight my entire life, just to fit into some sort of norm. The song “All About That Bass” was comforting to some girls, painful to others. Just a thought. Appreciate this post. ❤️ Van

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    • Yes! That song wasn’t appreciated by everyone (skinny or not). Thanks for bringing that up, adding how assumptions had affected you when you had a certain goal in mind for your body, and hinting at the relationship between that goal and the current standard of beauty (such as Twiggy, Marilyn Monroe, Beyonce, etc).

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  4. If we could have ordered our body…we would all look fantastic and not have be concerned about different body parts, etc. However, we do not, so we work with what we have. Some people are very cruel when it comes to judging other people.

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    • Great point! We are working with what we have, and some people can be inconsiderate. It’s also interesting to consider when we remember starting to dislike different body parts and what/who influenced that.


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