Well, it would appear that replying to other bloggers via my own blog is becoming something of a habit of mine…
Most (if not all) of you probably know the blog The Knotty Bride and are familiar with not only the gorgeous wedding inspiration on that site, but also Alison, (and her adorable sidekick Bambino). Now, I usually read her writing with a grin on my face and a chuckle on my lips because it’s always quite good, but today she wrote something that made me cringe.
You should read the whole thing here, but to summarize, she says that while it is awful that these pictures of Kate Middleton are out and about, she is glad that they are, because they make her feel better about her own natural endowments and the message she wants to pass down to future generations to celebrate their own natural beauty.
This miffed me.
I read your blog and enjoy your writing and lovely wedding inspiration, but I have to say I cringed that you said that you were glad that Kate’s pictures were out in the public because they made you feel better about yourself. I agree with your message – that us ladies should celebrate what we’ve got, but whether to or not to show them to the world is a personal choice we should each be allowed to make, Kate Middleton included. She didn’t want her boobs shown to the world, and I am sure the violation she’s feeling right now is extreme, otherwise she and her family wouldn’t be going to such lengths to get the images removed.
I guess it just came as a surprise to me that someone like you who reaches so many female viewers/readers and is waving the natural beauty banner would be glad that something like that happened to someone else because it made you feel better about the way you look. When something like this happens to another woman who didn’t want it, I don’t want my someday future daughter to think ‘yay! my boobs look like hers!’ – I want her to be one of the ones who is confident enough in herself already to not have to google and gawk at pictures of a girl who didn’t want or ask for this.”