I just read a great article over on jillfit.com about body esteem issues. Here’s a quick excerpt:
Do Only Certain People Have the Right to Body Esteem Struggles?
by Jill Coleman
…one thing I was not ready for were the handful of comments telling me to “stop complaining” about my love handles … in the post, I said, “Could I get my love handles down a bit? Sure. But the mental and physical output it would take it just not worth it anymore.” This, part of a long post about how content and happy I was with my body — just to give you context.
Out of the entire post, what several people clung to was the comment about the love handles. Many took is personally, like, how could I, looking like I do, ever even have a single negative thing to say about my body? They felt I wasn’t justified in my assessment, even though the comment was actually not negative at all — in fact it was 100% about body acceptance — and some even lamented that they could never show my post to their children because it sets a bad example…
The rest of the article is fantastic. If you are interested in this like I am, I encourage you to click over and read it.