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9.5.18

Having Skinny Bitch Shouted at Me in the Street



Lol, so I wish this title was clickbait, it's not. Recently, in this glorious weather we've been having here in the UK, I decided to go for a run into town. The sun was shining, I needed to grab a few bits from the shops and fancied doing something other than revision. So, I put on my gym gear and my trainers and decided to run the 2 and a bit miles into the city center. I wore a t-shirt and cropped leggings, which shouldn't matter, but for the sake of the story, I thought I'd include it.

I got over halfway, albeit after getting some stares from randoms, before another girl, out of absolutely nowhere, shouted 'skinny bitch' at me. I'd never seen this girl before in my life and I certainly didn't know her. Lol, okay hun... I'm not even sure where to start on this one.

Firstly, why even bother shouting at a total stranger, nice things or otherwise?

Secondly, why would you shout something rude at a total stranger unprovoked?

Thirdly, why would you shout something rude at a total stranger unprovoked?

In no way do I need to defend myself here. All I did was go for a run. I wasn't naked and showing off, God forbid, all I did was sweatily jog to the shops to grab some more notepads for revision. I'm not entirely sure where I intended to take this post, I just wanted to address the fact that skinny shaming is very much a thing.

Fat-shaming is often discussed, both on social media and in the press, and quite rightly is just seen as wrong. Skinny-shaming, however, doesn't ever seem to be recognized as a thing? Shouting 'fat bitch'  at a stranger on a jog is taken as a much sincerer crime than shouting 'skinny bitch' and I have no idea why? Both are equally as derogatory, and unnecessary, as each other.

I'm not sure the cause of this apparent dislike to slim people, is it jealousy? Who knows. All I know is that it's vile. I don't see the issues girls have with other girls' bodies?

I have a fast metabolism, am 5 foot 8, wear a size 8 and eat like a horse. Can we not just celebrate this (whilst it lasts) rather than hurl abuse at me in the street?

I obviously didn't say anything in return to this polite, friendly young lady in question, just carried on running safely in the knowledge that I'm not an asshole. I wouldn't be nasty to total strangers on the street. I wouldn't body shame a total stranger. I'm a decent human being. It would have been so easy to have turned around and hurled abuse at her, you know, eye for an eye and all that. But no, why would I stoop to that level? I'm perfectly healthy and am totally happy with my body, and the way I look. Shame this girl wasn't on the same wavelength.

Now, some people may not see an issue in what this lovely girl said to me, and think that I should take it as a compliment. No, hun. It's not a compliment. It's degrading. it's unnecessary and it's just plain rude. 

Can we all plzzzzz stop with the skinny shaming and just all get along?
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