From #metoo to the Women’s March, millions of women are questioning the unwritten rules that have restricted us for so long. And that’s great, but we as women can’t upend just some of those expectations while we continue sacrificing our time, energy and money to others. We can’t selectively liberate ourselves.
So in addition to the worthy work we’re doing, let’s resist the social expectation of thinness that, BTW, male advertisers and fashion designers created to turn profits. Let’s stop following low-fat weight loss diets that literally make us stupid, destroy our bones, and disrupt our hormones. Let’s stop spending our (lower) salaries on green juices tummy tucks, all to satisfy some impossible ideal that, again, men created.