People generally think that skinny girls have it all and that there is nothing wrong in their lives. How can thin women have problems? As a thin woman, I’ve experienced many stereotypes and instances of thin-shaming. I’ve had people literally bring me food and try to force me to eat. If I wasn’t skinny, would people act that way? I’m not sure. I’m pretty sure no one would tell someone who’s overweight that they should stop eating.
Skinny people don’t have it easier than everyone else. We have our own struggles. Here are some things you’re probably wrongly assuming about thin girls:
1. That they’re bitches
The term “skinny bitch” has become pretty common these days, which is unfortunate. Being skinny doesn’t make you a bitch, and not all thin girls are mean. Being mean has to do with your personality and actions, not your weight.
2. That they don’t eat
I get real sick and tired of people assuming I don’t eat enough or at all. No one’s eating habits are anyone else’s business, but thin girls are almost always told they need to “eat a cheeseburger” or something. It’s rude.
3. That they all are fitness freaks
It’s also unfair to assume that all thin women are in the gym 24/7. Sure, I enjoy a good workout, but I don’t spend the majority of my time working out. Plenty of people do a few exercises just to be healthy and not to lose weight. Don’t think that every thin girl is trying to be thin or focusing only on her body.
4. That they’re superficial
Thin girls are often portrayed as superficial and shallow, as if all they care about is physical appearances. This is so wrong to assume of anyone, but especially because of someone’s weight.
5. That they don’t get insecure
Many people think that thin girls don’t have insecurities about their weight or otherwise. False. I’ve been insecure about my weight since I was a kid because people always made me feel like there was something wrong with me. Just because someone is skinny, doesn’t mean she can’t have insecurities about herself.
6. That they have eating disorders
Eating disorders are a very sensitive issue, and you should never assume that anyone has one. Even if a thin girl does have an eating disorder, it’s not something you should just chit chat with her about.
7. That they feel complimented when people say things like “You’re so skinny, you’re lucky!”
There might be some thin girls out there who don’t mind being told how skinny they are or that they’re lucky for being so thin. What are you even supposed to say if someone starts talking about your weight with you?
8. That they’re not “real” women
So they’re fake? Why would you ever tell someone they aren’t real?
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*Originally posted on Gurl .