Like, not during an argument. Just in their regular picture posting they seem so angry.
“Fuck you my big thighs are beautiful.”
“Yeah, I like my stomach so suck it assholes.”
*Photo in a bikini accompanied by middle finger.*
Ok I get it, you love your body. That’s great, you should love your body. I love my body too. But why are you so angry about loving your body?
Maybe it’s because we are told every day that we’re terrible for loving ourselves. Maybe it’s because we get disgusted looks when we eat. Maybe it’s because we’ve been bullied and beaten down. Maybe it’s because we’ve starved ourselves, cut ourselves, and tried to kill ourselves because of these negative messages. We are not angry at blank walls. We are not “angry about loving [our bodies],” We are angry at thousands of voices who hate us for our bodies.
Maybe we are full of a fiery, righteous anger that is our most productive and glorious way to fight back against all of this.
Why do you care how we choose to love ourselves? Who are you to say we have no right to be angry at people who harass us? Let everyone choose their own form of self-love. For some, that is going to be justly deserved anger.
Finally, don’t assume to know what our anger means. Anger is not always a negative emotion. It can be revolutionary, empowering, and passionate.