The body positivity movement has come quite a long way. And more than ever before, the world has seen diversity in women’s size, race, gender, physical abilities, and overall appearance.
However, the movement for TikTok content creator Talia Lichtenstein has taken a wrong turn. The Los-Angeles based recently took the platform to share that we all should focus on body acceptance and neutrality instead of body positivity.
Talia Lichtenstein recently shared with her followers the aspects of body positivity that she despises.
In a now-viral clip, Talia disclosed all the aspects of body positivity that she despises. She then explained why the body positivity movement isn’t as positive as it looks from an outer shell. The clip has garnered over a million likes, and in it, Talia shared her potentially controversial thoughts hinged on the movement and her grievances. She nailed it right into her analysis!
She has insisted that body acceptance and neutrality are way better than toxic positivity.
“Number one. Many of the reasons women feel the need to alter their bodies, get surgeries, and wear certain clothes that shape them in a certain way it’s all rooted in misogyny. When we talk about BBLs, lip injections, which I have, any cosmetic body-altering, we also need to talk about the beauty standards that have made us feel like we need them. The more we acknowledge that, the more we can unlearn it.” Talia said.
Talia urged that we all need to be far more realistic and honest with ourselves and each other.
“I am so sick of celebrities who are skinny as a finger, telling young girls, love themselves every day.”
She added: “Here’s the second one. Any woman who has ever told me to love myself and that I’m perfect and I don’t need any surgery, and I don’t need to wear Spanx, they’ve all been skinny women. It’s easy to attack other women for succumbing to promoting the beauty standard when you were born into the beauty standard. I am so sick of celebrities who are skinny as a finger, starting these campaigns, telling young girls, look in the mirror and love themselves every day. It’s not that easy, Jennifer.”
She added that accepting faults and flaws is okay and should be encouraged more.
“I love my body. I love every inch of it because it does what it’s supposed to do.”
Talia further shared that accepting faults and flaws is okay and should be encouraged more. She continued: “I know myself, and I know that there will never be a single day in my life where I wake up, look in the mirror, and say, you know, I love my thighs. I love my body. I love every inch of it because it does what it’s supposed to do. My eyelashes are catching my sweat. Yeah, they do. Here’s what I do think when I look in the mirror. I think, damn, I wish my thighs were skinnier.”
The TikToker noted that body positivity hasn’t helped her form a healthy relationship with food or weight.
“That’s okay for me to think. You know what? I love my chest, and I love my eyes. It is not human to love every inch of your body. And you need to stop telling girls that they need to love everything about themselves. What they should practice is accepting themselves—body neutrality. I can confidently say now, as a grown woman, I accept everything about myself. I accept things that I want to change. I accept the things I will never be able to change. And l love the things that I love.”
“And you need to stop telling girls that they need to love everything about themselves. What they should practice is accepting themselves. Body neutrality.”
In her experience, the TikToker told BoredPanda that body positivity hasn’t helped her form a healthy relationship with food or her weight. While Talia has emphasized being realistic, not lying to oneself and others, she stressed that she doesn’t care what works for others as long as they keep it to themselves and, importantly, not force the mindset on people. The comment section seems to agree; many people realized that toxic positivity isn’t the healthiest route.