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The Student News Site of California State University, Stanislaus

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Not Your Girls

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In our world today we are taught many things. From how to think, feel and act we are caught up in the pressures of living up to societal standards. Unfortunately, we are not told enough that we are all beautiful and perfect just the way we are and that we don’t need to change to fit a prescribed mold.
Straight size is a term that defines everyone between the sizes 00-6 and sometimes smaller. Plus Size is a term that defines women bigger than the normal straight size, 6 and above. Although, most times plus size models are normally not bigger than a size 14.
So what’s the big deal with size? Why are we obsessed with the number on our tags? We are more than just a digit, just a number. It would be impossible to get every different body shape and size in one photo. It would take every single human being on the face of this planet to show how diverse we all are. This is why everybody is beautiful. Every inch of you is beautiful. Your so called “flaws” are your perfections. Imagine how boring we would all be if we all looked the same.
Instead of trying to live up to some bullshit standard or guidelines created by an oppressive force, we should look to ourselves for strength and believe and trust ourselves to create a better future.
This isn’t just about female empowerment, feminism or loving yourself and your body. We are shining light on these issues because we want to live in a world where we do not have to hide from what is ours.
We refuse to hide from our own skin and feel ashamed to look in the mirror and this requires the efforts of all people —  men and women.
What we are talking about in this column is for everyone. Every body. Young, old, skinny, fat, underweight, overweight, all nationalities and all people who are willing to listen to what we have to say. We fully accept that what we say will not always be what you want to hear and sometimes the pictures we post won’t be what you want to see, but honestly, we don’t give a fuck.
We need to stop making excuses and use each other as a diving board to really explore the unknown about loving ourselves and what that means about loving each other as well. We are more than a term that tries to define us by the size of our pants. We are worthy. We are desirable. We are unbreakable. We are human. We are perfectly imperfect.
Body positivity is about loving each and every body. There is no shaming that comes with this term. Tall, short, curvy, thing, and every shape in between. EveryBODY is beautiful.

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