To All The Moms Who Have Been Body-Shamed, Read This

Let’s face it, women are constantly scrutinized in both public and private for the way they look.

Strangers often find the compulsive need to comment on how women look. For what they wear, or don’t wear. Their clothes are either too tight or too loose.

But one mom had enough of the body-shaming and decided to fight back, and her response will touch your heart.

In fact, she shared an emotional message for all to read, which cut straight to the heart of the matter.

You see, this mom was simply shopping at the grocery store with her child, and was forced to endure the rude comments from a stranger.

Minding her own business, she was approached by a complete stranger who uttered cruel words, crushing this mom’s spirit.

Parents reported:

“While there, I notice this woman, who was probably in her 50’s, kept staring at me. I hate when people stare but didn’t say or do anything.

 A couple minutes later, she came up to me and said ‘I think your clothes are a little too small on you.'” Stevens wrote alongside a full-length mirror selfie.

 “Completely caught off guard and baffled and also hoping she didn’t say what I thought she said, I said, ‘Excuse me?’ And she said, ‘Well no offense but you’re just a bit big to wear those type of clothes.’ Instant tears. I didn’t know what to say.

 Usually I’m so quick to lash out at rude people and I’m never shy when it comes down to speaking my mind. But I froze. Froze and cried.

 She said, ‘I’m not trying to be mean but maybe just reconsider your outfit before leaving your house from now on.’ She walked away and I just stood there at the cart with Grayson looking at me.

 I was literally crying in the middle of the Christmas aisle at Kroger. I left without buying anything and sat in my car and cried.”

 How completely rude and uncalled for.

But what this stranger missed is the fact this mom had just given birth to her son five months prior.

A new mom should be able to shop at the grocery store without being shamed for what she’s wearing or how she looks.

Parents continued:

“It’s no secret that I’ve gained weight throughout life,” Stevens went onto share. “I’ve birthed two kids so it’s bound to happen.

 Do I realize I’m overweight? Yes. Do I want to be smaller? Yes. But am I okay with the way I look? Yes!!

 Why would a complete stranger go out of their way to insult someone?

 What if I was severely depressed? Or what if I was constantly made fun of for my weight and that one comment from that stranger pushed me over the edge? Luckily, I’m neither of those things.

 But people have got to start being nice. Having common sense. Being respectful.”

 Sadly, this isn’t the first time, and most likely won’t be the last a woman is criticized for the way she looks.

As Mommy Underground  previously reported, one male claimed a woman runner was asking to be raped because she was wearing running clothes.

The body shaming has got to stop.

Moms and women alike have it hard enough, without having to face an additional hurdle of enduring cruelness from strangers.

We’re better than this.

Have you ever been body-shamed before?

Why do you think strangers find the need to comment on a woman’s looks?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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