Body shaming is making yourself or someone else feel less than who they are in their bodies. It results to low self esteem of the victim, depression and in worse cases suicide. I don’t know why people feel obliged to body-shame others just because they feel some type of superior.
This explains why some women establish women empowerment seminars on body shaming. There’s body shaming of all types, body shaming on breasts, body size, penis size, shape, to add to this list, baby shaming on mothers who breast feed their children in public.
Social media is the most effective tools individuals use to body shame others with their hurtful comments. They make negative memes and criticise on popular social media pages. A popular blogger Chidera of @theslumflower is one strong woman who gives no fucks about hating comments on her boobs. She invented the hashtag #saggyboobsmatter and her recent post is centered on helping women with saggy boobs dress confidently.
Here in Nigeria, Big Brother ex-housemate Uriel Oputa was body shamed on her boobs. People had hateful opinions about her saggy boobs and she didn’t hesitate to put haters in their place. It’s such a huge courage to do that on the Nigerian media. Uriel was unapologetic about her boobs in her message. Watch her reaction in the video below.
Prompt and apt, her message is clear and uplifting to other women. If body shaming can’t get to Uriel, then it shouldn’t get to you!