I don't read The Daily Mail and there is a reason for this. I am not an idiot.
But this morning, someone sent me a link to something on The Daily Mail Online that really made me see red.
Oh look, it is a fat-shaming article.
Have a read if you must. Personally, I wouldn't even click through. I will pick out some quotes and probably use some swear words, kick stuff and then ask your opinion, you know the drill here.
Linda Kelsey (nope, I don't know either) asks, Why are today's young women so unashamed about being fat?
Here is the opening paragraph,
"Standing in the queue for airport security at Luton last week, en route to Malaga and my fortnight in the sun, I became transfixed by the three young women in front of me.
All in their early 20s, they were laughing and chatting, clearly looking forward to their hols on the Costa del Sol, excitedly planning their days on the beach and nights on the town.
They sounded - and looked - happy and carefree. But what mesmerised me most about this jolly trio was not their conversation, but their appearance: they were size 18 apiece, at least"
Ms Kelsey makes it seem as if they should be ashamed to leave the house. Size 18? So many GLORIOUS women I know are a size 18. (and yes, I count myself in with those women)
Just in case Ms Kelsey didn't grab you with her opening paragraph, she makes it more than clear with her next paragraph how she feels.
Ohhhhhhhhh, Fat-shaming. Shape Shaming, JUST SHAMING. I see what Linda Kelsey is doing here.
It has to beg the question,
Jan Moir, Liz Jones and Samantha Brick and now Linda Kelsey. Do the Daily Mail just have one female writer that they regenerate Doctor Who style whenever the public gets bored by them?
Because this woman is just recycling old articles in an offensive manner, purely for the hell of it.
I am a size 18.
I am TOTALLY UNCONCERNED by my weight, I love my curves. I am more confident now than I have ever been and I WILL NOT CONFORM TO YOUR ILL-INFORMED AND COMPLETELY INTOLERANT IDEA OF BEAUTY.
You finish your article Ms Kelsey by saying we should call a fat girl a fat girl.
I say we should call a bitch a bitch.
And you, madame, ARE A BITCH. No apology required.
Big Fashionista x x x
Here is the link to the Daily Mail article if you really want to want to read it, personally, I wouldn't give them the satisfaction of seeing their click bait trash rise to the top of their page. CLICK BAIT TRASH