reality is girls have stretch marks and instead of shaming and photo shopping people should accept and embrace it.
you have stretch marks from either overeating and rapid weight change
OR you’re not taking care of your skin. either way you’re not helping yourself
brush your teeth, wash your hair, wash your ass and rub lotion on it OR you could eat foods that have vitamins for your skin
Or you could just shush and not be so rude about other people. Do you look after yourself perfectly 100% of the time? Would you appreciate people picking at you?
Not to mention you can get stretch marks from growth spurts which have NOTHING to do with your eating habits or lotion usage, etc. Especially when those growth spurts happen at a young age when girls should be worried about going to the mall with their friends or getting on the soccer team or homework and NOT making sure to slather themselves in cocoa butter because God forbid they have stretch marks later on in life.
people are fucking stupid. my boyfriend has stretch marks and he’s the skinniest, most lanky guy ever but he got them from growing taller/growing up. like srsly. there is no cure for stretch marks. oh and did we forget pregnancy? fuck that guy
my epic stretch marks are from going through puberty. hips widening, all that jazz. fuck off.
My boobs grew and I got stretch marks.
I had a period of unemployment for about nine months after my first big break, and it’s the greatest lesson I ever could have learned, never to believe you’re home and dry.
We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.
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