Real girls post their 'fatkini' pictures in protest against society's obsession with 'beach-ready bodies'
You know at school, there were pupils who'd pretend to be your friend for a short while — they'd say nice things about you, feign empathy. But their real objective was to get close enough to obtain information that would allow them and their friends to laugh at you even more cruelly. Well, the Daily Mail is that friend.
Just like him or her, this article starts with a friendly nod of understanding:
The bikini has come to inspire both dread and awe as our culture increasingly enshrines physical perfection through magazine features that encourage women to be bikini-ready for summer, and the constant trolling of other women by women.
But you're the ones that…
Rather than being a statement about health, which it could have easily turned into, the gallery appears to be an endorsement of diversity, and an statement that no one particular size or shape of woman has a monopoly on being considered attractive or even ‘normal’.
Hey, we're buddies!
Wait a sec, what's that bit about health? Where's that coming from?
The women featured in the gallery look vibrant and confident, regardless of their body-shapes or sizes.
Regardless of? Surely you mean 'because of'? Oh well, at least my new friend didn't say 'in spite of'.
While the writer and fashion blogger has received a wave of support from readers who applaud her confidence, some have been quick to judge.
Sadly my new friend can't remember any of the supportive quotes, but she can pull out a sackful of nasty ones.
And then, just like that, my new friend disappears and I think you see her sniggering with her Mailite friends in the distance:
More like REAL MONSTERS
- Don Poole, Poole, 25/5/2012 13:45 Rating 2
However happy they might be about how they look doesn't change how I feel, and that is I'd rather not look
- Go Einstein, Auckland, NZ, 25/5/2012 14:38 Rating 1
But you clicked on the article anyway.
I wouldn't want to wear any of them as a hat.
- Owd Tyke, South Devon, 25/5/2012 14:22 Rating 11
Oh, and I do so hate this idea of 'real' women. We're all real, except the plastic ones that Dacre uses for his afternoon workout.