The Female Issue
May 20, 2016
Now I Honestly had no idea it was this bad
Until it was fully illustrated to me the other day
Now before you bite my head off for being misogynistic hear me out
Because I am actually on your side
My fiancee bought a pair of underpants
Same size as always
And they where ridiculously small
Like it was stupid how small they where
She showed me and I was shocked and just kinda assumed that she had bough the wrong size
She was now convinced that she had gotten fat, and I had to spend a good amount of time convincing her other wise
But this is the problem with buying female clothes
The best way that I have ever heard this described is that this size will fit you if; you where born under a crescent moon, during the month of may, while a wild dog howled, a warm brezze flowed through the room. And you haven’t eaten since friday, and you went for a run exactly 3 hours and 7 minutes ago.
This is how much female sizes can vary.
Where is if you are guy an XL is an XL.
Let me put this in perspective, my father in law who has a pot belly, broad shoulders, and fairly short is an XL
One of my mates who is 6’4 and stick thin is an XL
And me who is fit and athletic is also an XL
And it doesn’t matter where you buy the clothes that will always be the case
But as I am now discovering if you are a women your size can vary within the same brand.
Like that is truly ridiculous
It makes me go, no wonder women have self-esteem issues
When you are judged so heavily by yourself and others based on size and you can shift sizes up down the scale for no apparent reason.
I’d have body issues as well.
So I get it
But I am also here to tell you that it shouldn’t define you
This shouldn’t make you feel bad about yourself
You should judge yourself on how you feel, on you think your body looks, and what makes you feel comfortable
If that dress doesn’t fit in your normal size, don’t worry about it
Move towards loving your body and taking steps so that you feel comfortable rocking whatever outfit it is
The numbers might not change like society deems they should but if you wake up and look in the mirror and say I feel fit, healthy and confident, then you my friend have won the battle.
So ignore the female issue
And take it into your own hands
You control how you feel
And on that same note, if you don’t like how you feel you can fix that.
All it takes is a single step
One action towards better health and fitness.
Until next time,
Lachlan “Baffled By Sizes” Farley