"stop eating too much you have gained some weight"
I was reviewing makeup products. Sitting in a chair reviewing makeup products. Not health items, not even clothing items.
reblogging my own post cause this is a really big deal to me. He is encouraging me (and in turn all other women who read it) to “stop eating" so he personally will find us more attractive.
He is telling women to put their health and happiness aside, for his sexual appreciation. A stranger, a person I’m in no way interested in sexually, romantically or even as a friend, wants me to endanger my health for his happiness. This is male entitlement and ownership over women. This is fucked up.
I am already thin. Technically underweight according to my BMI. I have days when I really dislike my bony shoulders, but this is my body at it’s most healthy. This is me when I eat well, work out, and live in a relatively stress free environment.
Does he even understand, at all, the effect like a comment like this could have? On men and women who already suffer from eating disorders, on men and women who are already struggling with weight and body acceptance. “if he’s telling Mary to stop eating and she’s smaller than me, I better stop eating too.” It’s so fucked, I’m so angry.
And people still tell me we don’t need feminism. smfh.