This lockdown helped us reflect on how we ran so loudly in the Olympics of Life. Do you know the worst part? We may all end up in the same pothole when all is said and done due to societal constraints, social pressure, peer pressure, competition, humiliation, or self-doubt.
Did you ever tell yourself, “I wish I could have the curves of that woman or the height of that handsome?” We all did it, of course. But we don’t say that you shouldn’t do it. Do it because you want to. Do it for YOU.
She’s so big that she could burst any day.
These jeans will not fit him.
She will never find a date with those pimples.
He is so short. Women don’t like goblins.
Ghar wale khana nahi dete? Do your parents not feed you?
You still don’t have a beard? What age are you? 10?
It would be best if you worked on getting some curves.
Too skinny, too fat, too dark, too pale, too ugly, too flat, too curvy, too muscly, too faggy – AND TOO MUCH OF GARBAGE YOU EXHALE WHEN YOU SAY ALL OF IT!!!
Phew! You have yet to learn how it can affect a person’s judgments, opinions, or even their view of themselves and the world. It takes a lot to rise above the situation and move forward. What’s the worst thing? Even though everyone is aware of its harsh consequences, this practice continues. It is so common that no one even mentions it. Funny.
There’s no denying that, while reading this article, we all must have had at least one memory of when we were on the other side. Sorry to those who comment on this article, but you’re not alone.
Body-Shaming is a problem that affects almost everyone in the so-called 21st-century generation. It can happen in front of someone or behind their back. It doesn’t matter how it appears.
Take one of the most relatable examples. We all liked the slim, sexy Monica Geller when we binge-watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S. We always remembered her past, when she was chubby and several sizes more significant than a *normal* and pretty girl. Everyone around her also pointed this out. Although the stereotypes and comments led to her losing all the weight, the joke remained constant throughout the show.
Even the initial mention of Vidya Balan was deliberate. When we began writing, Vidya Balan was the first person to mind. She broke down a year ago while presenting her idea and the consequences of such an action in a video. The message she sent was precise and loud, but the problem continued.
See how negative this is? (Sigh)
Why? Why is it needed? Who has the right to condemn God’s creation? What does this do to your happiness or satisfaction level? Maybe a few moments of laughter.
Does someone’s worth depend on their looks and body conditions, which are often uncontrollable? You were asked to choose your nose or eyes before you were born. Did you pick a sleek nose with big eyes? Are you aware of the reasons why someone is that way? Do you know the challenges they may be facing to overcome it? No, right? Stop it, yaar. Stop it!
Leona and Eira don’t think that our bodies can be perfect. We are all human and have bumps, lumps, and rolls. Most of you will agree. It is only a matter of defining the unrealistic beauty standards (that may exist in many minds) for a diverse population of 8 billion people or stopping to comment on them for each other.
The only thing needed is to realize it. Let’s begin with a fresh idea and a renewed hope for recognition, apprehension, and admiration. Follow the triple-A rule and transform this cruel world into a beautiful reality.
As the world is currently at a standstill, let’s take a deep look into our vehicles to emerge stronger and different when the time comes to engage the first gear again.