But what I just can’t get enough of lately?? The fact that Lizzo is completely unafraid to call out body-shamers. The singer took to TikTok with a message aimed directly at those who criticize her weight and her body. Basically, she’s over all of it…
I’m not working out to have your ideal body type. I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your fucking business. Because I am beautiful. I am strong. I do my job, and I stay on my job. Health is not just determined on what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside. And a lot of y’all need to do a fucking cleanse for your insides.
Needless to say, Lizzo is my hero. I’ve written about her before (remember her fab Rolling Stone cover earlier this year?? And all those Grammy awards?) and she just might be the 2020 heroine we desperately need. She’s such a breath of fresh air with her “I don’t have time for this nonsense” attitude and I’m so glad to see her standing up to those who try to bring her down.
Her video also got me thinking of one key question when it comes to this dangerous trend of body-shaming: When was the last time you did the same to a man?
It’s 2020, but there’s still this patriarchal notion that we have a right to women’s bodies — how they look, what they wear, what they do, what they say.
I’m so sick of people thinking it’s OK to make fun of women for how they look. Women’s bodies aren’t open for debate, discussion, ridicule, criticism or your approval, so mind your own business.
As ’60s singer Lesley Gore once say, “you don’t own me” — and that’s so true, isn’t it? I’ve been thinking about this and so much of it goes back to toxic masculinity. I’m not sure why men are so intimidated and threatened by strong, intelligent women who know their own minds. Why does society continue to view women as objects instead of actual human beings? It’s infuriating and I’m infuriated every single day.
Any theories about all this toxic masculinity, friends?? It’s just getting tiring and I’m SO OVER IT… xoxo