Every post mentioned comes from Fmylife.com, which provides a forum for people to share and accept daily misfortunes. Stories related to women’s bodies are among the most common. The women who decide to share their #FML stories use the blog as a way to acknowledge and move beyond their situations rather than suffering alone.
Out of 77,000 stories submitted related to women’s bodies on Fmylife.com, three major categories emerge:
• Weight (42%)
• Smell (37%)
• Hair (21%)
64.1% of American women are overweight or obese. This explains why 73% of the American female population claims to be on a diet, taking supplements and getting routine exercise. For many women this is an ongoing cycle that starts in the pre-teen years and continues throughout their lives.
Today, at lunch I ordered a coke. The waiter replied "diet coke?" and I corrected him saying, "No, regular coke." He shook his head and said again, "diet coke." FML
Today, when my mother-in-law told me I was losing weight, my husband started laughing. FML
Today, I finished the first month of a diet and exercise program designed to help me lose weight. To keep myself motivated, I have avoided the scale the entire time. I weighed myself today. I've gained 6 pounds. FML
Today, it's decided, I'm going on diet. For real. But I said that yesterday. And the day before. FML
Today, when done feeding my newborn, I stated to my husband that I'm a cow. He said, in a sincere tone, "Oh, baby, you'll lose the weight soon." I meant cow because I'm producing so much milk. FML
This is a sensitive subject, especially when their efforts to stay fit and in shape are not recognized by others. Almost 50% of stories regarding weight shared on Fmylife.com originate from insulting comments made to the author by others.
The modern American woman has no underarm, pubic or leg hair. 97% of American women shave regularly and 11% of them do it everyday. On average, American women shave 12 times per month. Hair removal has an important place in women’s lives, with many seeking longer lasting treatments like waxing and laser hair removal.
Today, I attempted to wax my "lady area". It hurt more than losing my virginity. FML
Today, I got my eyebrows waxed for the first time in a few months. Once she finished, she handed me the mirror and asked, "How does it feel to look human again?" FML
Today, I went to get my underarms waxed. I'm usually not self-conscious because I figure they see worse stuff all the time. When I raised my arm for her to wax my armpit she looked at me, laughed and said "Well I guess that's how I know it's winter in Wisconsin!" FML
Today, My boyfriend gave me a gift card for $32 to a local salon. I thought the amount was kind of random, but when I went in I saw that the bikini wax was $32. FML
Today, I shaved my legs for the first time in three weeks. It took half an hour, three disposable razors, and I cut my legs up so badly they look worse then they did when they were hairy. FML
Today, I realized that I hadn't shaved in so long that when the wind blew, the hairs on my legs moved in the breeze. FML
It is a fact that smell is a critical factor in creating attraction between two people. Women use perfume to increase their power of attractive force. However, nobody reacts the same way to an odor and it is quite difficult to judge one’s own smell.
Today, I noticed that when I sweat I smell like bacon. I'm a vegetarian. FML
Today, I think my friends were trying to tell me something with all my Christmas gifts being mostly perfume, deodorant, and soap. FML
Today, I was walking in Walmart with my dad. We walked past the deodorant aisle. My dad said, "Need any deodorant?" I said, "No thanks." He replied, "That was a hint." FML
Today, my boyfriend told me I smell like his grandma's house. FML
Apparently many women find out from others that they don’t smell nice. More than 85% of the posts are related to comments made to the author by others.
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