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badasswomen:

Zoe Smith can lift twice her body weight, set a British record for women’s weightlifting, and really doesn’t care if you find her attractive or not. 

…we don’t lift weights in order to look hot, especially for the likes of men like that. What makes them think that we even WANT them to find us attractive? If you do, thanks very much, we’re flattered. But if you don’t, why do you really need to voice this opinion in the first place, and what makes you think we actually give a toss that you, personally, do not find us attractive? What do you want us to do? Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our ‘manly’ muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favourably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?! Cause you are clearly the kindest, most attractive type of man to grace the earth with your presence.
Oh but wait, you aren’t. This may be shocking to you, but we actually would rather be attractive to people who aren’t closed-minded and ignorant. Crazy, eh?! We, as any women with an ounce of self-confidence would, prefer our men to be confident enough in themselves to not feel emasculated by the fact that we aren’t weak and feeble.
And here’s some food for thought – maybe you should broaden your criteria for what you consider ‘attractive’ anyway, because these perfect, feminine women you speak of probably have no interest in you either. 

(photo from Feministing)

badasswomen:

Zoe Smith can lift twice her body weight, set a British record for women’s weightlifting, and really doesn’t care if you find her attractive or not. 

…we don’t lift weights in order to look hot, especially for the likes of men like that. What makes them think that we even WANT them to find us attractive? If you do, thanks very much, we’re flattered. But if you don’t, why do you really need to voice this opinion in the first place, and what makes you think we actually give a toss that you, personally, do not find us attractive? What do you want us to do? Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our ‘manly’ muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favourably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?! Cause you are clearly the kindest, most attractive type of man to grace the earth with your presence.

Oh but wait, you aren’t. This may be shocking to you, but we actually would rather be attractive to people who aren’t closed-minded and ignorant. Crazy, eh?! We, as any women with an ounce of self-confidence would, prefer our men to be confident enough in themselves to not feel emasculated by the fact that we aren’t weak and feeble.

And here’s some food for thought – maybe you should broaden your criteria for what you consider ‘attractive’ anyway, because these perfect, feminine women you speak of probably have no interest in you either. 

(photo from Feministing)

curveappeal:

Claudia
Height > 5’1
Weight > around 158.4

This is me! I finally found the guts to upload a couple pictures of me and my body :) This is the first time ever I take a picture of my body!I’ve always been “The Chubby One”, for family and friends. If people didn’t remember my name, they’d say “you know? the chubby one”. Weight is my worst enemy and I’m still on the way to accept myself. I’ve lost weight and feel slightly more confident about my body but I’m still not there yet. I have good days and bad days, like everyone else dwelling with a few more pounds on their bodies, but I try to keep it healthy and exercise in order to feel better with myself. 
Also, all the girls on here are super fabulous! You’re all SO perfect and beautiful!! :) ♥ 

Gorgeous!

curveappeal:

Claudia

Height > 5’1

Weight > around 158.4

This is me! I finally found the guts to upload a couple pictures of me and my body :) This is the first time ever I take a picture of my body!
I’ve always been “The Chubby One”, for family and friends. If people didn’t remember my name, they’d say “you know? the chubby one”. Weight is my worst enemy and I’m still on the way to accept myself. I’ve lost weight and feel slightly more confident about my body but I’m still not there yet. I have good days and bad days, like everyone else dwelling with a few more pounds on their bodies, but I try to keep it healthy and exercise in order to feel better with myself. 

Also, all the girls on here are super fabulous! You’re all SO perfect and beautiful!! :) ♥
 

Gorgeous!

happyun-birthday:

How to feel more confident and secure with your body.

  1. Locate what specific area you’re most insecure about.
  2. Make a pun about them to drive away negativity. i.e. "Time flies when you got thick thighs", "Thick thighs save lives"
  3. Kiss that area if you can and remember it’s your body and it’s apart of what makes you a goddess. 
  4. If all else fails throw glitter on it and go dancing. 

wtfplus:

i’ve posted in the past about how poorly fat american celebrities are styled in magazines, for award shows, on their tv shows/in their movies, etc. and i have to say that sharon rooney (star of ‘my mad fat diary,’ which is apparently a wonderful show and also is about teenagers WHEN i was a teenager, so i have no idea why i haven’t watched it) always looks really cool. 



maybe it’s because the UK is, for whatever reason, pretty far ahead of the US as far as plus size clothing style*?  i wonder why that is, because none of my friends from the UK have exactly painted it as any more of a bastion of fat acceptance/body positivity than other places in the world. 

anyway, i’m going to spend the rest of my valentine’s day trying to tease my hair to get it poofy like that first picture.

* this may just be my personal style, but i feel like places like evans, asos curve, simply be, yours clothing, new look, etc. are a lot cooler than like, torrid and lane bryant.

Love this…