Shoe Shaming. Slut Shaming. Fat Shaming. Skinny Shaming. Shame. Shame. Shame.
ANY of this shaming criticizes women who are perceived by the “shamer” to violate the “expectations” of behavior and appearance, whether for weight, sexuality, fashion, etc. This happens all the time from other women and men, and on The MillenniYell by Mel podcast we’re going to address these concerns of “policing” women, simply because their appearance is outside the “normal.”
Here in Central PA, people who have a different fashion are often judged or talked about for dressing different than the norm. Many women have been called a “slut” or a “ho” at some point in her life because of their dress, and it’s A LOT easier with the age of social media to accomplish now. Some, like myself, have been told “you’re too skinny” when I’ve looked the same way since I was about 15. “Eat a cheeseburger,” they say. Just like women who are told they are overweight, but are confident and love the way that they look and feel, why are we made to feel we are abnormal or doing something wrong for our looks. But again, back to the question…. what IS normal?