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This Facebook Post Proves Just How Ridiculous Women's Clothing Sizes Are

Women's clothing sits on a throne of lies.

This is Deena Shoemaker, a 27-year-old youth mentor from Wichita, Kansas. She has a very important, and very true, message about women's clothing sizes.

They basically mean nothing.

But as women know, clothing sizes are more than just inconvenient. We get fed messages about how our pants size correlates to our self-worth — but Shoemaker is over it.

She posted an image of herself wearing four different pant sizes with a message that we need to stop idealizing certain sizes.


"I've listened to countless girls tell me about their new diets and weight loss fads. I've [had] girls sob in my arms and ask me, 'if I were skinnier, would he have stayed?' I've counseled girls who were skipping meals. I've caught some throwing up everything they've just eaten," she wrote.

"STOP telling my girls that a size 4 is the 'ideal body size' and the 'epitome of beauty' if you're going to change a size 4 into an 8 or a 12 or whatever number you feel like on any given day."

Her post has been shared more than 87,000 times.

"I’ve gotten a lot of responses and messages from girls and women who say that it affects them negatively. They told me that they’re pressured into being smaller. They’ve told me that they don’t like the way pants look different on them than the mannequin," said Shoemake.