What did you just call me?!
Posted on March 16 2019
One of the things that everyone in this world has to deal with is judgement. Women, in particular, are constantly being judged based on what they are wearing and what they are doing and saying.
This is one of the concerns women have about wearing cheeky bikinis. They are afraid of what people will think of them; what they will call them. This form of abuse is psychologically damaging and can have long-term effects on victims.
There are certain words that are thrown around that are too distressing to repeat. Their negative connotations are so heart stoppingly harsh that they stick into a girl’s mind and make them feel ashamed and self-conscious. This can stop them from doing what they want to do.
This is most common for girls in their teenage years. This should be a time of experimentation, where they can try things and explore themselves, just like boys do. But it seems some people believe girls should “know better.”
This double standard is one of the things women all over the world are fighting against. One thing those people who shame others can do is to stop and think about what they are doing.
Would you like another person to assume that you are something that you’re not? How would it make you feel to see others looking at you after that person has said something, knowing that if they didn’t they probably wouldn’t have noticed?
I bet you wouldn’t like it.
But of course, some people are narrow minded and stubborn and won’t listen to reasoning.
We just need to ignore those people who call us names because we know we are not who they say we are. If we listen and change ours ways according to what they say, then we are no better than them.
Why should we care what a random stranger thinks of us? Who are they to say who we are?
The only person you should listen to is the one looking at you in the mirror. If you are comfortable in a cheeky bikini, it shouldn’t matter what society thinks of you.
Wear it with pride.