We live in a world with impossible beauty standards. You can be conventionally pretty, but society will say you're 'overweight'. You could have a 'thin' body, but people would call you flat-chested. You could have gorgeous curls or silky straight hair--and they would both be considered 'not trendy' depending on the year.
A few years ago, size zero was sexy and now women with chiselled abs are considered beautiful. Pencil-thin eyebrows were all the rage in the 90s but it's thick, fuller brows that are considered attractive. Are you noticing a pattern here? It is literally impossible to be 'beautiful' at all times because women are considered objects whose beauty goes in and out of fashion, like handbags.
And what happens when women don't meet the beauty norm of the time? They get body shamed. But in a world that is constantly trying to tell you that you're not good enough, loving yourself for exactly who you are becomes an act of rebellion. And when you begin to love and accept yourself, body shamers have absolutely zero effect on your self-esteem. So, learn how to practice self-love every day, and soon you'll be confident enough to show body shamers the finger.
The next time somebody has the audacity to comment on your body, here's a list of savage things you can say to them.
Response: "I am, actually! It's this new diet called minding-my-own-business. You should try it sometime--might work wonders for you!"
Response: "Well, what am I supposed to do with my expensive push-up bras then?"
Response: "Well you noticed them, so they must hold some appeal to you!"
Response: "Thank you for your concern! Could I borrow your credit card for my Swiggy order?"
Response: "Genuine question, what gave you the impression that I was looking to attract men?"
Response: "I only do it so that I can learn to swim far, far away from you."
Response: "I've never been more sure of anything in my entire life."
Response: "Thanks! That's exactly what I was going for. Why would I spend so much money to look normal?"
Response: "I like to feel like I'm always getting a warm hug."
Response: "Great idea! Could your mouth give me some lessons?"
Response: "Neither is drinking alcohol, and yet I see you at the unlimited booze brunch every Sunday..."
Response: "Aha! Mission accomplished!"
Trust us, once you put body shamers in their place, they won't have the courage to comment on your body ever again!
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