WAHOO! IT'S OPPOSITE DAY Y'ALL! How do I know this? Because Oprah Magazine just said something so ridiculous that they only way it would go to print is if it was available on Opposite Day! What a clever trick Oprah Mag. Well done!

The Internet has it's panties in a twist today because of a Q&A answer found in the latest Oprah Magazine that reads:

Can I still pull off a crop top?  
 If (and only if!) you have a flat stomach, feel free to try one. For more coverage, layer the top over a longer shirt as shown in look two.

But cant you see, Internet?!? It's (either a huge typo or) just a fancy play on Opposite Day!

I know.
I know it's neither. But a girl can dream. Right?

It's not like Oprah + her company is notorious for championing body positivity (if anything, the empire was built on the opposite) but it's always sad when large companies have ignorant media representatives that promote the opposite of empowerment, when this is what Oprah Mag is "all about". If we're gonna be honest, this sidebar is just another case of a "behind the scenes worker" projecting their own body bullshit onto the world... and it has nothing to do with you or I and how we live our lives. And maybe it has nothing to do with what Oprah believes herself. Maybe.

Regardless, we can use this fuck-up as an opportunity to rebel against this opinion which (isn't original in any way and) is held by many who believe the expensive brainwashing we're all subjected to. Here's the truth: when someone says you CAN'T do something you want to, that's a clear invitation to say YES I CAN and do that thing like a motherfucking champion.

SO, if you've always wanted to wear a crop top, NOW IS THE TIME. Here are nine in plus-sizes (though make no mistake- not all straight sized women have "flat stomachs" either!) for inspiration:

1 // 2 // 3

1 // 2 // 3

1 // 2 // 3

And with this amazing quote by the woman who took the first image, I close this post:
"Surprised to see this level of #bodyshaming in Oprah magazine. The feature is about women feeling healthy. Part of health is self-esteem and that's intrinsically connected to body image. Stop telling women what they CAN'T wear. We can wear and do and be ANYTHING that makes us feel strong, powerful, passionate and in charge of our own destinies. I hope young women and women of any age don't feel like they're restricted by editorially imposed fashion "rules." The only rules are there are no rules. Wear what you love, what makes you feel confident, and own it. Confidence is power, and it's contagious."  - Tamar 

Amen Tamar. Confidence is power, and it's contagious.

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