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I’m tired of seeing different, biased pictures showcasing Marilyn Monroe versus an unknown anorexic looking female. So what if we put Victoria’s Secret model Irina Shayk up against Marilyn Monroe, is the argument still valid?

This body complex needs to stop. First of all, NO, “real women” do not need to have curves and NO, “real women” don’t need to be thin. How unfortunate that we live in a time where people spew this BS and ultimately will alter their own children’s perspective of what true beauty is. True beauty comes from the strength of the heart. Anyone can be attractive, it all depends on their self-esteem, confidence, and who they choose to associate with. It is bad enough that the media warps people’s minds to think that one minute you should look like a top model but then the next minute you need to look like Kim Kardashian. What’s even worse is that people eat this negativity for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don’t care if you are overweight or underweight, it isn’t right to tear apart people or pick at people or post ridiculous and asinine photos that promotes being thin or being thick.

I live by the notion of “different strokes, for different folks.” There isn’t anything wrong with me for wearing size XS, and there isn’t anything wrong with the next person who wears size XL. My body has maintained the same weight since I was 16. I eat all the time, but thanks to the genes on my father’s side of the family, I barely ever gain fat. People think I need to eat more or that I must be “killing myself” in the gym to look the way I do when in all actuality I haven’t gone to the gym in over a month. How rude of anyone to tell a person they need to “eat more”; comments like this are apart of the problem because you are implying that there is something wrong with me when I think I am absolutely perfect the way I am. There obviously is something wrong with you to have the audacity to say that.

Females have enough pressure and issues with their body as it is. I’ll take my chances worrying about if I will get a medically life-changing disease down the road over how I will fit into an outfit any day. Curvy, skinny, heavy, light—you still are beautiful. There isn’t a good, better, best, there’s only what there is, and what there is is a million beautiful shapes, sizes, and colors shining behind the clouds of those that have been misled to think otherwise.

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