As my many loyal readers know, there are quite a few things that really annoy me. The list is possibly endless actually. Not the least of which are idiot drivers, as I’ve said many times. Many, many times. Hey, I’ve never once claimed that I had any sort of patience whatsoever.
But another thing that annoys me is when people who should stick together…don’t. Instead, they pick on each other, for no other reason, I think, than that putting down others makes them feel better about themselves. I’ve always suspected that people like this are in fact hiding inferiority complexes.
In this specific case, I’m talking about women. Women who pick on other women because of their appearance. As if women don’t have enough of that from other areas in their lives…like the media, the fashion world, their jobs, pretty much everywhere you look.
And I’m not talking teenage girl stuff here like you’d see in middle school or high school which is bad enough. These were full-fledged adults who should know better. It just really grated on my nerves. In my view, women need to stand together now more than ever. Or really, always.
So, what’s lit this fire of indignation?
Yesterday, there was a sponsored ad on my Facebook newsfeed for a lingerie/bra shoppe. The ad was a for a summer sports/racer style bra that wouldn’t show under any type of a blouse or shirt. The bra itself is irrelevant. What pissed me off were the comments.
Turns out that the bra was out of stock for some of the larger sizes. What does that mean? Well, that women with large breasts really liked this bra and ordered it, and the shoppe hadn’t made enough for women in those sizes so some sizes were necessarily on backorder.
Not a big deal, right? Women who needed an out of stock bra size could sign up to be notified by email when it was available again so they could then place their order. Easy peasy.
But there was this one woman who didn’t understand the concept that the item “was out of stock” and was instead annoyed that the shoppe apparently catered only to “smaller” women. She actually posted that the store should “carry sizes big enough for women with REAL breasts and not mosquito bites.” Yeah, I know, funny, right? Ha ha.
There were other women on the thread who were pissed off (rightfully so) at this vulgar and offensive comment. I mean, come on. Women whose breasts are C cup or below (which is to whom the woman was referring) do have REAL breasts. Actually, women with breasts have real breasts. Doesn’t really matter what size they are, they’re real.
But this woman must have been having a really bad day, or else was just enjoying herself, and decided to vent her spleen on the internet – anonymously, the way all cowards do these days.
She went on to mock those offended women through a variety of downright vulgar comments that you routinely find in such threads and ultimately said, well she was really just commenting on the fact that the store catered to smaller breasted women by only having smaller sizes available.
In other words, she just couldn’t grasp the concept that the reason why there were no large size bras available was not because the shoppe hadn’t made any for that demographic…but because that demographic was buying the bra like wildfire! Or, she just wanted to stir the pot.
Because she peppered her comments with such things as “apparently those with smaller breasts never grew a larger sense of humor past high school just like they never grew larger breasts past high school.” Of course she used much more vulgar terminology throughout most of her rants which I’m not going to repeat here. You get the idea I’m sure.
I kept reading this woman’s posts as if I were watching a train wreck. It was gruesome, but I just couldn’t look away.
Women are faced with needless comments such as this that tear them down every day – without having it done to them by other women in such a senseless an idiotic manner.
And why? Did this woman walk away from her computer feeling better about herself? Did it somehow make her day brighter in some way to insult a group of strangers who were only trying to buy some undergarments? People say “oh, grow a thicker skin,” or “don’t let what people say bother you.” But you know what? You should let it bother you. Oh, not in the way you might think. Don’t take it to heart and let it hurt your self-esteem because, it’s true, what people say is meaningless in that regard. Never let someone else bring you down. However, you should never let offensive comments just skate by without being addressed. Despite the popular opinion that is so common on those types of bullying threads – the people taking offense are NOT the ones in the wrong for being offended by cheap shots and insults.
And as for women who pull this crap on other women, just stop it. We’re all in this together, ladies. Let’s pull together as a team!