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A Fat Rant... of sorts

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:13 PM


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. :|

Outdoor 30 by Zone-studio

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. :|


Tardis skin created by MyntKat. Allons-y!
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
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Roxyguitarz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   General Artist
I agree. I always wonder, when people say "there's a real woman" at the sight of a bigger gal. I'm a big girl sure, but aren't women of all shapes and sizes "real" women? Wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same anyway?

Working in a clothing store, I see women, no matter what their physique, dealing with their own body issues. And men, too, really.

That aside, I feel for the artists, who have to read those kinds of comments, instead of the relevent ones that pertain to their artwork.
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, it reminds me a bit of reverse racism (black people shunning ALL white people because we are all racist, apparently) and reverse sexism (women claiming ALL men are evil and don't deserve blablabla). If we're fighting for equality here, WE have to treat everyone equal first. Become the change you want to see.

I know plenty of gorgeous women, from skinny to curvy, who all have body issues. Some more, some less, but all do, sadly.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Yep.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:clap: well said
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:bow:
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alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Couldn't agree more with you.
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Even Anorexic Women are "Real Women" they just have an illness as well sadly.

I was very very thin right through high school (I grew upwards not outwards) and I got a lot of people commenting about how I was "too thin" and "I should eat more" and I was always thinking you don't know me, you don't know what I eat. It made me feel aweful and I hated wearing shorts and such for fear someone thought I was ill and anorexic thanks to all the comments I got. And to think so many women strive to be that size and all I wanted was to be fatter, but the more I ate the more I grew, now I'm 6 foot. XD (wouldn't trade an inch of it)

So long as a woman is not making herself ill with her eating habits, either by not eating or by over eating to excess there is no reason to comment on a woman's weight. And if someone did have a problem do you really think airing it out on the comments of a photo she is in is the right way to go about getting her some help?

I think some people just like being offended.
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:love:

People seem to LOVE being offended on the internet. Especially by stuff that's not even directed at them. :B
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