The Curves

Why do women have curves in the first place? My mom always says the women in our family have “child-bearing hips.” Is that really a thing?

An article done in 2013, by midwives, stated that childbearing hips’ don’t make the difference in childbirth.

“As midwives, we are used to allaying the concerns of petite women who are worried that their hips, or their bodies, are too small to give birth normally. They say things like, “my partner is so tall, look at the size of his head, what if my baby has his head?”

The midwives claim that the main factor in child bearing is being healthy. Hip size is less important.

Urban Dictionary takes a different approach. Child bearing hips are defined as,

“Hips that trigger a man’s innate sense of attraction to women who have the ability to bear children.”

Though humorous, we all know curves attract. Wendy Walsh, writer for AskMen.com stated that,

“Anthropologists have long known about the virtues of curves. Countless cross-cultural studies have shown that men prefer a low hip-to-waist ratio, no matter the body weight. In other words, small waists in relation to larger hips and breasts seem to be the ideal worldwide. Yes, 36-24-36 is a brick house in any language.”

“Anthropologists speculate that curvy women signal health, reproductive fitness and youth.”

Throughout history we see artists capturing this norm.

The Three Graces

Ancient goddesses were all curvy. Curvy was ideal. Artists desired perfection in sculptures. In the past, a women without curves was considered sickly and barren. In fact, a sign of wealth was shown by a big belly. Bigger the belly bigger the income. Over the past fifty years culture has shifted. Nowadays, being over weight is less idealistic. It is seen as lazy and gluttonous.

Surprisingly, in 2015 an artist told the world, “Don’t worry about your size.”

“All About that Bass” rapidly captured the attention of the media. Megan Trainor’s song, speaks to America’s over weight population.

“I know you think you’re fat
But I’m here to tell you…
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top”

I appreciate Megan’s acceptance of different body types. However, is promoting girls not to care about their weight a healthy practice?

This meme has been circulating Pinterest for months.

Kimberly Manderson, a fellow WordPress blogger, wrote about the inequalities of fat vs curvy. She states,

“In the last few years, it has become the so-called “polite” thing to call a fat person “curvy” so as to appear less harsh/make them feel sexier and more desired/appear to be accepting of anything other than a size 0.”

Check out her whole article, ‘Fat’ And ‘Curvy’ Are Not The Same.

Today, we understand curves are second to skinny. Unfortunately, being fat vs curvy is less clear. Overall, media tells us being skinny and wanted are the most important attributes a woman can possess.

Don’t fall for the lie. Embrace being healthy. Embrace the curves.

 

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5 Reasons Why I’m Pro-life

Raised in a Christian home I fell into the footsteps of my pro-life parents. Life is life and that’s the end of it. It never occurred to me to really research abortion until this past year. I have compiled 5 main reasons why I believe in pro life.

1. Life Begins at Conception

What makes a person a person? Personality? Body parts? Genes? DNA? These small traits are formed at conception. A zygote forms when a sperm cell and an egg cell unite. A sperm cell contains genes from the father while the egg cell contain genes from the mother. This makes an unique person.

Abortion is only allowed because the child inside you is considered cells rather than life. I believe location is the only difference between a born baby and a baby inside the womb .

2. My Body is Not My Own

And a baby’s body is definitely not my own. Yes, the baby grows inside me. However, with different DNA, blood, and organs is not my body.

Who says I know best? Who am I to decide if someone’s life is worth living?

I was bought at a price. I want to do my best to honor God with my body. I make mistakes like everyone, but when it comes to a life growing inside me, that could never be a mistake. God created that person.

3. Part of Me

When I picture my future child, I see a sickly, selfish, blonde, little know it all. Why do I picture this? Because that’s me! I’m not saying all children are like their parents, but we do provide them with our genes, good or bad.

I once talked to a friend about what I would do if I were raped and became pregnant. In the end, I decided that no matter who the father was, that baby is still an unique little half me.

Take away your personal beliefs and ideas and you will find a person growing inside you. Additionally, this person is no stranger, it is part of you. Essentially, when you abort a baby you are aborting part of yourself.

4. Infertility 

Fertilization is a science in a miracle. So many things have to work perfectly to conceive a child. Surprisingly, this is the first time in history that the majority of women (15-30) wish for infertility, if only temporary, to appease their sexual desires. Heaven forbid a child is conceived against their wishes.

It is amazing we can even have children! Infertility and miscarriages are heartbreaking for couples desperately desiring children. American Society for Reproductive Medicine reports that “in a survey of married women, the CDC found that 1.5 million women in the US are infertile.”

That is potentially over half a million mothers wanting a child that you decided didn’t deserve to live.

5. For Women

Finally, I stand for women’s rights, that means every woman. 50% of abortions are little girls. Who is standing up for them?

Final Thoughts

Overall, killing a person is a crime, no matter how old. I can not be silent. I myself am proof that a zygote, fetus, or whatever you want to call it is a living being.