I know, it’s pretty clear, we ain’t all size two, but we can shake it, like we’re supposed to do, cause there ain’t no stereotype, no perfect body just a widely held but fixed image of a particular type of women. Society creates what we define as beautiful women, but it’s not what physically is actually appealing to men, but what society makes them think is appealing.
My mama told me once, “don’t worry about your size” she said “boys like more booty to hold at night” Just take a look back, into history and you will realize it wasn’t always how it is now. Full bodies and rounded stomach was what men looked for; from women in prehistory slender in ancient Egypt, with small feet in the Hann Dynasty and full bodied in Ancient Greece and Italian Renaissance, we have now arrived to extremely skinny and unrealistic.
So be whichever figure you want and if that’s not what you’re into, then just tell them to go ahead and move along, cause every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.
This year Sports illustrated released not one but three annual swimsuits covers.
The Magazine ‘Sports Illustrated’ has been around for 52 years now, and finally in 2016 they are starting to move towards a new direction. Cutting the gap between plus sized and strait sized models, the covers for the 2016 issues featured three models, celebrating three different types of bodies; from left to right: Ashley Graham, Ronda Rousey and Hailey Clauson.
SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day said in a press release. “We don’t have just one cover, because beauty doesn’t take just one form.”
First on the left; model Ashley Graham, who is making history as the first curvy model who has ever been featured on the famous issue’s cover. Graham wrote on her cover on Instagram: ”This cover is for every woman who felt like she wasn’t beautiful enough because of her size. You can do and achieve anything you put your mind to.”
In the middle we can see martial artist Ronda Rousey, who sent a powerful message to body shapers last year who called her body “masculine” or “huge.” In an interview with Today she says: ”Just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f***ing millionaires doesn’t mean it’s masculine, I think it’s femininely badass, since there’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose.”
On the right: fashion model Hailey Clauson shows off her curves on the final cover. In an Interview with E! she explains: “I’ve been through all the struggles and had to stick to who I was and own who I was so it was amazing to be appreciated for my body type and be on the cover of Sports Illustrated next to two different body types who probably had similar experiences as me. Just own what you got. It doesn’t matter what anybody thinks.”