Never forget that the phrase “Skinny Bitch” was popularized by a 2005 diet book, published by Rory Freedman (a former modelling agent) and Kim Barnouin (a former model).
Skinny Bitch was created by skinny bitches who referred to themselves as skinny bitches and wanted to encourage other women to become skinny bitches too. It glorifies weightloss and diet culture, and implies that being skinny is the only way to “look fabulous.” One of their slogans is “Stop Being A Moron and Start Getting Skinny!”
So if you don’t like that phrase and if you find it insulting? Blame the people who taught our culture that this was a compliment. Because seriously, fuck those skinny bitches.
nobody considers it a good thing anymore. if you called anyone a skinny bitch on a bus they would feel uncomfortable. its degrading, not many people would feel good if somebody called them that, no one in this generation is going to know about a diet book written in 2005
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I could go on and on. This phrase has not left our lexicon and you can bet that many people/companies still associate it with positive attributes. Many women wear those “Skinny Bitch” shirts and buy that “Skinny Bitch” vodka while reading their “Skinny Bitch” diet book series.
If you walk up to a random stranger on the bus and start commenting on their appearance, of course they are going to feel uncomfortable. They haven’t consented to any sort of interaction with you. They probably aren’t interested in a conversation and they just want the strange, aggressive person to go away. But we’re not talking about meeting new people on the bus - We’re talking about the way that our culture has popularized this phrase and given it specific pro-diet anti-fat connotations.
So if you don’t like that phrase and if you find it insulting? Blame the people who taught our culture that this was a compliment.
Now she is just..👌
i could CRY.