Sometimes when publications want to try to and reach curvy women through readership, they try to be funny and poke fun at what curvy women can and cannot do—especially in the summer when crop tops, swimsuits, and the sheer heat make it an easy target to assume that curvy women are literally struggling in the warm temperature months to survive and thrive.
Obviously, we know this to be false but that doesn’t make it acceptable that people still try to make light of the fact of the struggles that women go through because of their size. In an article by Cosmopolitan, a writer attempted to make readers laugh by mentioning thigh chafing and swamp ass (which are real and funny when reading but not so funny when it happens to you). However, it’s ignorant to assume that all curvy women are wearing black to look “thinner” or that you can’t find cute summer clothing because we’ve made a valiant effort to promote any and every capsule clothing collection like Rachel Antonoff’s Gwynnie Bee capsule, Cut For Evans UK, and brands like Coverstory, and Lisa Hackwith that have trendy clothing for women in extended sizing.
And while some people may not agree, there is no community if we continue to joke about feeling comfortable in your own skin and embracing your body regardless of what people say. So just in case you’re looking to wear some tight denim shorts or sexy swimwear this summer, we’ve already got you covered. Society already has put pressure on women to look a certain way—we don’t need curvy women putting down other curvy women for feeling confident, proud of their bodies, and not afraid of summer in the least bit.