I have a feeling you were brought here by the title of this post. In fact, the title of this post may have even warranted a scoff, or rolling of the eyes, or a little of both with some added lip fluppering.
Skinny girls have it hard? What a load of baloney. Skinny girls get the guys and high paying careers and clothes.
That’s what you might be thinking.
But not me. I’m here to tell it to you from a different angle.
I’m 5’1 (without heels) and about 100 pounds (without my purse on me). People—men and women alike—comment on my weight.
I mention I eat too much junk food and am met with a offhanded reply. That’s okay, you’re skinny. Too much junk food is bad for anyone, skinny and not skinny alike.
Skinny girls can’t talk about eating junk food. People hate you for it.
Along those lines, here’s a list of other things skinny girls can’t do.
- Say the phrase, “I shouldn’t.” As in, smiling politely and saying, “oh no, thank you, but I shouldn’t have another slice of cake. . .” Any skinny girl will have learned by now that their limit of food intake is very, very different from the limit others have set on them. Enjoy playing with the icing on that second slice of cake, Skinny, because you’re getting it anyway.
- They cannot make weight jokes about themselves. Somehow this reflects off of the weight of everyone else in the room, and their audience is offended. Or else the audience thinks you’re on the brink of an eating disorder.
- They can’t find clothes that fit, and if they complain about it or even allude to complaining, somehow it’s misconstrued as bragging. When someone says, monotonely, poor thing, in every outfit you look like you’re wearing a sack of potatoes, that must be so hard for you. It’s not sympathy. It’s sarcasm.
And finally. .
- They can’t say they’re out of shape. Oh no. Suddenly they’re being interrupted by someone who insists on pointing out (finger gesturing and everything) their current figure size. Slim and in shape are very different things, but skinny girls are never allowed a word in edgewise to defend their case.
Skinny girls basically cannot speak, and if it is about their waist size in any way, shape, or form, they are immediately interrupted and told ever-so-subtly to shut up and stop bragging.
I don’t know when our figures became our fault, but this is reality. And yes, I will say it again, and this time you might just believe me when I tell you. . .
Skinny girls have it hard.
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