So back to shopping, and yes, that immense tangent was intentional. Stores like Forever 21, H&M, Hollister and Abercrombie are the most commonly shopped at stores for girls from 14 to 26( And then there are those women who just don't know when they're too old to be wearing crop tops that say "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It"). So these teens, like myself, saunter on into one of said stores (except Abercrombie, eew.) and start rifling thought clothes, looking for something they like, that will also be accepted by the people around them.
Now I am of the belief that all sizes are beautiful, and I really don't understand how anyone could think differently. And these stores claim they also do (except Abercrombie, eew.) but if you look on their website, and in the stores, it's very clear that they don't. This isn't some conspiracy theory I have in hopes that I can tear down the clothing industry and right the wrongs of society (I wish). But take a look. The models are all tall, and skinny. and gorgeous really, but that's besides the point. They're genrally curveless, and all wear 00, XS, teeny tiny, "is this made for a doll?" sized clothing. That alone, I suppose, is all good and well, but in the stores, finding sizes above medium and sometimes even that size is as impossible as finding a straight guy working at Forever 21. So picture this: A girl, who is not a size small, or even medium, goes into Forever 21 looking for clothes like any other person. she looks through shirts on display, and the pants hanging over decorative display racks. Not only does she realize there is hardly anything in her size, but also that everything is S or XS. It is my belief that the retailers intentionally put less of the M and up sizes on the floor. When a girl/woman/female thing sees that there are only smaller sizes, what is there for her to think besides
"if there are mostly smaller sizes that mine, then everyone else wears smaller sizes than me, so there must be something wrong with me". This is how girls start developing anorexia, bulimia and other body-issue induced disorders. So can we please stop trying to make everyone the same? I mean, if everyone fit the description of the perfect woman, what fun would that be? Variety is what makes us such beautiful creatures. Do we really want to end up like ants where everyone looks the same, but everyone looks "great"? Do we really want to loose the beauty that is the differnece in every girl/woman/female thing? No. the answer is No. If you were thinking anything besides "No", then I think you'd better find a different blog to read.
Ciao for now