Society tells me to change my body? I say change your attitude.
So just as we’re all getting over the fact we have to make our bums perkier, jawlines more defined, try and miraculously remove our cellulite and have no trace of a roll whatsoever when we sit down/bend over, there’s yet another thing we have been told to change about our bodies – yasss! Oh to be a woman in 2018!
Scrolling through Twitter and watching Snapchat stories, the same ad popped up twice in the same day telling me “how to get rid of hip dips”… amazing! Just what I wanted to do! Not. Now, if you’re anything like me you’ll be thinking, “what the hell is a hip dip!?”. Let me tell you, it’s basically the shape of a woman’s pelvis that causes indentations in her hips. So in other words, something we can’t change. It’s where the skin is attached to part of your thigh bone and causes a wee indent due to your body structure. So, something completely natural. Hips dips can be more or less prominent depending on what clothes you wear, the width of your hips and the shape of your pelvis as well as the distribution of your body fat and muscle. So, something you can’t change. And yet we are being told to get rid of them. HOW is that meant to make any woman feel comfortable about herself?
This article was aimed at woman, so for the record I am going to speak about this from a woman’s point of view. I completely understand that men also feel pressures and worries about their appearance from society, but because I can’t speak from a male perspective, this post is solely focussed on women.