“ BETI TO AAP KI BUHAT PIYARI HAI MAGAR THORI SI MOTI HAI, SHADI K BAAD WEIGHT KAM KARAY GINA ?”, THESE LINES ARE THE CORNER STORE OF TYPICAL AUNTIES WHEN THEY WANT TO REJECT A PROPOSAL. “ISAY DEKHO YE LARKI KI TARHAN CHALTA HAI” IS WHAT A BOY HEARS IF HE WALKS CLUMSYLY OR IF HIS HIPS ARE ALL LITTLE TOO BIG THAN A TYPICAL MAN.
“You walk by a designer store. A glimmer of sparkle blinds you and you stop for a moment, taking a glimpse of some glorious clothing, instinctively rushing in the store and picking the clothes. You guide yourself to the counter, ecstatic to buy it but you are brushed off saying ma’am/sir this is not your size please come again when you have lost a few pounds”. This is common in the life of a typical fat Pakistani regardless of their gender. Other times fat people are overlooked like they don’t exist because people would rather spend their time on people which they label attractive. And that’s the problem; fat or obese people are often ignored because no one finds there appearance attractive. Being too tall or too short has made us “special cases” in Pakistan.
This stigma of being body shamed (being overweight or underweight, too dark or too pale, or having any imperfection) has made us feel as if our bodies no longer belong to us. These comments are more than just simple words; they administer our lives, they make us clueless and manipulate us into thinking that we are not how we are supposed to be. But enough is enough it is time for us to take our bodies back.
Toxicity in our society is not just a normal poison, it is hypothetically a corrosive poison that eventually shuts down the entire system of its victims. It targets the brain and subsequently strangles the need to sleep, eat, or even be happy. It makes the victim second guess themselves, their choices, their participation, and even the clothes they wear. The worst part of it is when they try to reach for help they are told that this is normal and that we should change ourselves when that is just not the case.
Some people saying it’s body shaming no it’s not, it’s a reality check for movie mafia people like Karan Johar who went on record to say if outsiders arnt as good looking and talented as star kids it’s not his fault, people must wake up to their crude brain washing https://t.co/G24uHsgNbr
— Team Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) June 24, 2020
Promotion of body positivity is not to be misunderstood as a movement, it is an awareness for more social acceptance and a wider spectrum of ‘perfect bodies’ to choose from because the skin in which a person is born is not their choice but maintaining them is mandatory. By maintenance, it doesn’t propose that people should strive to get the perfect figure or get multiple surgeries. It is to clothe yourselves and prepare yourselves in the best possible way. People like Hadiyya Javed have promoted body positivity by introducing clothing for women from the smallest to the largest possible style as a result of questioning themselves “can’t oversized girls be stylish or fashionable”.