I came across a book titled ‘Skinny Women are Evil’ by American comedienne/actress Monique. That got me wondering why do people really hate skinny girls? The worst thing is the fact that the book is written by another woman, which got me wondering why do women hate each other so much? The number one enemy of a woman is a woman!
But that’s not my area of interest for today.
She is not the only person who has duly expressed her unbridled hatred towards girls who are a little on the thin side. Nicki Minaj can hardly sing a complete song without an expletive flung at skinny girls and trust me, that girl curses with fluency reserved for pirates. Meghan Trainor jumped on the bandwagon, stating clearly that she is all about that bass. She then, later on, embarked on a journey to lose weight. Ironical. No, make that hypocritical.
The list of people who find skinny girls repulsive is endless but that is not why I am here. My question is, what did skinny girls do to the planet? Why won’t people just let skinny girls be? I mean, there are a lot of things happening around us: we have been slapped with an 8% tax that has made being a Kenyan a luxury we are almost not able to afford, Kanye West thinks he is broke, assassinations and murders have become so commonplace that we are now getting used to them as the new normal. Why people choose to ignore all these and concentrate all their effort in talking ill of people who ‘hardly eat anything’ is something that perturbs me to my core.
Just months after her song ‘All about that bass’, Meghan Trainor went ahead to lose so much weight, perhaps in order to fit in the Hollywood celebrity status quo that demands that for one to be beautiful they have to be thin. Not a word has been heard of her concerning thin women ever since. Mo’Nique too has since lost 37kgs, claiming that her doctor advised, having being diagnosed with high blood pressure. Her stance on skinny girls is not as harsh as it was anymore.
I hope you get my drift. These people were critical of skinny girls when they were plump, now that they are skinny too, they cannot say much about it. I want to believe that Nicki Minaj would lose weight too if she could but she can’t, so until she can we will continue hearing her swearing and calling hell and damnation upon the heads of skinny girls. Still, it is easy to conclude that human beings have a tendency to hate on what they don’t have. Or what they want.
There is no ideal size for a girl, if you ask me. If a girl is plump, it is well, the same goes for if she is skinny. Being sexy can never be defined through a girl’s size, never ever. Whether you are a size 22 or a size 6, you can still slay. There are some things that just some naturally, things such as class, sass, style, taste, confidence…you do not have to read from anybody’s book of the perfect body size to achieve them.
That said, I would like to take this opportunity to, on behalf of all laptops (skinny girls) ask you to leave us alone.
True, we live in a world overtaken by Vera Sidikas, and Linda Okellos and Risper Faiths and Corazone Kwambokas but please, don’t be afraid to mind your own business where our skinny selves are concerned.
The thing is whether you are skinny or plump, note the intentional avoidance of the word ‘fat’, as long as you are happy with who you are, that’s all that matters. Eat whatever you want, as long as it is healthy, of course. And if someone wants to call you ‘skinny’ or ‘fat’, eat them too.
Skinny girls rock, but skinny girls are humans, with feelings. Their hearts are closer to the skin, and believe you me, you wouldn’t want to get under their skins. I guess Mo’Nique’s thesis wasn’t that far off after all; skinny girls can be evil.
Yes, we can.
And, yes, we are.
So keep off.
By Audrey Rendo.