Women’s body types are not trends

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Heroin Chic. With the rise of low-waisted pants, there brings a new look to the twenty-first century.

first popularized in the ’90s, this trend has sadly made a comeback in popular news articles that are being pumped out into my news feed and that of girls around the world, and as I did more digging, it made me physically ill.

The thought of making a new fad body trend named after a drug, one that many Americans struggle with, and making it seem glamorous is absolutely not okay. Sadly, these unrealistic standards are once again being promoted.

Celebrities such as the TV stars the Kardashians tend to promote such body standards, and whatever the new “body trend” is that they’re pushing out is now being blasted at young girls all over social media.

Being the perfect girl is constantly exhausting, and I know many women agree with me on this topic. We are told we need to somehow be curvy and slim at the same time. Outgoing but not to the point where you’re annoying.

It’s a never-ending, grueling cycle, and it never feels like one can be good enough. I’m tired of seeing TikToks pop-up on my “For You” page talking about the “Body Type” of the year. Who we are as people is not defined by how skinny our thighs are or if the body type we have is trending this year, that year, or any year.

Who we are as people is not defined by how skinny our thighs are or if the body type we have is trending this year, that year, or any year.”

For years, girls had only known the beauty standard to be stick thin, but in recent years  the media has slightly shifted to be accepting of all body types came, and things began to be more inclusive. But sadly, the past year we have seen a fall back into the harmful “skinny.”

Since the 1800s, it seemed as though women were risking their lives to fit into the box society labeled them with, waist-cinching corsets causing many deaths throughout the time period.

Although many movements in the media have helped girls come a long way, I hope that I never hear the term “Heroin Chic” run through my ears again and that it can become a trend we leave in 2022.