Nivi Sri­vas­tava, 24, jour­nal­ist

Cosmopolitan (India) - - UPFRONT -

“Stud­ies seem to be rather anti the curvy girl right now. Ap­par­ently, just look­ing at a chubby model will make us fat, and hang­ing with a ‘big’ friend will trig­ger a binge! The re­ports are up­set­ting, of­fend­ing, and com­pletely ig­nore the harm caused by ‘skin­nies’. It’s hardly news that stick­thin mod­els set an un­re­al­is­tic stan­dard for women, cre­ate rip­ples of in­se­cu­rity, and make mil­lions anx­ious that their non anorexic fig­ures are unattrac­tive. So yes, I am root­ing for the over­weight girl, be­cause God knows we need some real fe­male role mod­els, women many of us can re­late to, in­stead of just a bunch of beau­ti­ful hang­ers.”

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