So, I rarely look at DDs anymore, for several reasons... but often one of them on the bottom of a page catches my eye and makes me click it. Today this happened to be a nude shot of a nice, plump bubble butt. After admiring the image for a while I wanted to leave a comment with my likes and dislikes of the composition... and then I made the mistake of reading the comments.
It's really sad to see that DDs like this turn into discussions of what is beautiful and what kind of women are deemed 'real' or 'ideal'. Those who claim they just want everyone to be treated equally are those who throw around the word 'real women' or 'real bodies' the most. As if skinny women weren't real, just a figment of our imagination, nothing more to them. But no, skinny women don't have a right to be offended, only us fatties do.
Yes, the woman on the image has a disproportionately large behind which is emphasized by the camera angle. No, she did not need everyone to jump up and defend her or proclaim how grateful they were that finally a 'real woman' was featured on a photo like this, completely forgetting that we are looking at art here.
If you want to stop the trend of so-called body-shaming, if you want women of ALL (yes, all, as in every single one, INCLUDING the skinny ones) shapes and sizes to feel accepted, maybe you should stop talking about freaking body sizes. If you want the size and shape to not matter, stop putting so much emphasis on it, stop calling skinny women out as not real or unrealistic. They exist, they are out there! Not all of them starve themselves to death and many of them have just as many body issues as the heavier ones.
Open your eyes and shut your mouth once in a while.
And all the while everyone forgets that this is an artwork posted by the artist that we are commenting on. How about giving some feedback on the art, not the model's body shape.
There, that's all.