Modern Feminist Thought Spiral

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  1. β€’
    "Ugh. I'm so fat. I hate my body."
  2. β€’
    "Wait. No I don't. I only think I hate my body because of society's impossible beauty standards. If I could detach my self-image from my cultural upbringing, I would love this body."
  3. β€’
    "It's a perfectly fine body. I don't actually hate it. I need to rise above and love myself."
  4. β€’
    "But the thing is, I can't detach my self-image from my cultural upbringing and I feel really fat and gross today. Trying to deny that is just me silencing my own feelings and that's not good either."
  5. β€’
    "Yeah! That's NOT good either. I might not want to hate my body and I might know, intellectually, what the root of the problem is, but does that invalidate my FEELINGS?"
  6. β€’
    "Fuck no it doesn't. In fact, I'm not even sure I hate my body because of beauty standards at all. Maybe I would feel bad about my body today no matter what society had spent years telling me."
  7. β€’
    "So actually, when you really think about it, I want to be thinner for ME, and I shouldn't feel bad about the body I happen to want just because I'm a feminist and I want to be okay with myself however I am any given day. I'm allowed to strive for something God damn it."
  8. β€’
    "Yeah. So...I'll start going to the gym more and I'll eat better and be healthier because there's nothing wrong with being HEALTHIER."
  9. β€’
    "But I really like Doritos...and pizza...and if I'm being true to the truest me, I like those things more than I hate my body this morning."
  10. β€’
    "Great. Now I feel guilty for contemplating a diet for 15 seconds. Can everyone tell I'm such a bad feminist?"
  11. β€’
    😩😩😩😩😩
  12. β€’
    😭😭😭😭😭
  13. β€’
    "This is exhausting. I will never do this again. My body IS fine the way it is. I'm too old for these meltdowns. Etc etc etc"