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    17 Things Confident Plus-Size Women Have To Deal With

    Why yes, I do love my body.

    1. You wear whatever the hell you want because no one tells you what you can "pull off."

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    Bikinis, crop tops, patterns — oh my!

    2. (But finding cute clothes in your size can be a serious battle.)

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    Dear World of Fashion,

    Make clothes in our size AND WE WILL GIVE YOU OUR MONEY.

    Sincerely,

    Plus-Size Women

    3. When you say the word "plus-size" people around you automatically say, "You're not fat — you're beautiful!" But, like, you already knew that.

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    Sorry not sorry.

    4. People get confused if you aren't currently on a diet.

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    I KNOW IT'S CRAZY BUT HEAR ME OUT: Sometimes women don't want to lose weight!

    5. And they also expect you to apologize for whatever you're eating.

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    No I didn't have a tough day, tough week, or tough year. No I'm not lazy. I just want some pizza.

    6. Dating can be a bitch because society has pretty much conditioned people to find your body unsexy.

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    You don't have to feel ashamed for thinking I'm hot, OK?

    7. Oh, and then people are surprised if you're dating someone who happens to be thinner than you.

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    "Good for her."

    Fuck you.

    8. Also, possible hookups sometimes say, "I'm not normally into women like you but you're pretty/nice/funny/sexy so I'll make an exception" as if it's some kind of freakin' compliment.

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    WOW I AM SO HONORED THAT YOU HAVE DECIDED TO LOWER YOUR STANDARDS FOR ME THIS ONE TIME!!!

    9. In pop culture, you're basically the sassy BFF.

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    Always the supporting actress, never the leading.

    10. People don't understand that you might want to workout to maintain your size instead of trying to drop one.

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    Some people workout just to enjoy...working out.

    11. Straight up, people just don't get how you could be so confident with yourself.

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    I just don't hate my body...

    12. They want you to hide.

    13. They want you to hate yourself.

    14. You're an enigma.

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    The only thing that makes sense to said people is a plus-size woman who won't be happy until she loses some weight.

    15. And people will use your confidence to accuse you of promoting obesity.

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    OR I could be promoting the fact that you can be happy and love yourself at any size and everyone else should be minding their own goddamn business.

    16. When all you want to do is be yourself.

    17. But it's fine because in the end you've got swagger...

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    ...and no time for anyone's bullshit.

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    Bye, haters!

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