Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Girls, Let's All Eat Like Iggy Azalea.

Have you heard about the guy uploading photos of women eating to a tumblr called Women Who Eat On Tubes? He encourages commuters on the British train underground network to take a photo of women eating and post it to the site. There's countless pics of women "caught out" eating in public ... apples, sandwiches, hamburgers, pens, even just drinking from a water bottle. He explains:

".. slowly, secretly, guiltily raising each bite-sized morsel to their salty lips in the hope that no one’s watching. Well, I'm watching."

The guy likens his site to photographing wildlife. He also encourages women to "go deeper" when eating their bananas.

Fuck. That. Guy.

Last year at MTVS Music Video Awards, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea was accidentally snapped and subsequently shamed for eating chicken wings and "photobombing" this picture of Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora.

Pic: FilmMagic for MTV

Because we all know women should not adequately nourish and fuel their bodies, especially not at an awards ceremony. (Even if the chicken wings and red velvet cake was free.)

How did Iggy respond? She just reposted the photo to her Instagram account with the caption "Me and Harry." 

I'm a bit sensitive at the moment because after a lifetime of being naturally skinny, I've packed on some hefty beef and it's left me feeling incredibly uncomfortable in public. I have to wear flowy tops just to blend in. I don't want any attention in the supermarket. You know what I want in the supermarket? Tampons for my period, tissues for my grief, and chocolate for my lovehandles. Not lascivious stares by older men at my newly-huge tits.

So many different varieties of "feminism" can really confuse the hell out of me but MAN am I sick of the expectations on what women should or should not do/be/say/look/wear/eat.

And godammit if Iggy Azalea doesn't make me want to eat a banana in public. A nice big fat juicy banana that's so over-ripe it's starting to go black just how I like it.

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