Not many things grab my attention at 8am, but as I scrolled down my Facebook timeline the NY Mag headline, “Every Single Woman in America Is Now ‘Curvy’“, caught my eye immediately.
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It’s a topic that we discuss at our office frequently and it peeks out at social events in between the complimentary cocktails. And while my boyfriend would appreciate this headline, he believes that not all curves are created equal.
The first sentence of the writer’s article is totally on point, brutally honest and proves what I believe–America is in denial.
All a woman has to do to be called “curvy” these days is possess a human body.
By definition, a curve is a line that deviates from straightness in a smooth and continuous fashion. With just that, one could agree that every single woman in America is curvy. But we all know that not to be true.
Growing up, I’ve never bought any garment that didn’t have two digits–except that one time where I had the flu–which was powered by what felt like death and I drastically dropped to a size 6. In my adult years, I’ve been able to hold on to my lucky number 18. It never really mattered to me what word you used to describe my body, simply because it’s my body and what you think about it is absolutely irrelevant to me.
But it seems that society can’t make up it’s mind and would like us all to believe that plus-size, curvy, thick, or big girl are all interchangeable terms–I’m not buying that at all.
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