There seems to be a double standard when it comes to body shaming women, even men. For example, why is it okay to say this to a person, "OMG. You're so skinny! Don't you eat?" But not okay to say this, "OMG! You're so fat! You should go on a diet." No matter how you try to spin it, neither one of those statements are okay. Body shaming hurts whether the person is skinny or "curvy." Sometimes skinny people can't help the way they are, and they do eat in most cases, they just don't have that genetic trait that makes them gain weight. As a child I hated myself for being skinny. My family used to comment on my weight or lack of it negatively, and no matter how much food I stuffed into my mouth my size stayed the same. I hated to look at myself in the mirror. I wanted curves. I wanted to feel pretty. Then stars like Beyoncé burst onto the scene and I never felt more ugly. Not that there's anything wrong with Beyoncé, I find something wrong with society as a whole.
That being said I'm starting to notice a disturbing trend. It seems like the media and society as a whole are putting the hurt on skinny people to make people that aren't skinny feel better about themselves. We should be uplifting people of all shapes and sizes. Beauty is everywhere and you don't need to fit into a certain box to be beautiful. Nor do we need to put down a certain group of people to lift up others. Depression and anxiety runs rampant in the younger generation, so telling girls that they need to have curves or be skinny in order for people to like them is disgusting. Don't agree with this? You're part of the problem.