#RockTheCrop: Women Fight Back Against O Magazine’s Body-Shaming Instructions

by Samantha Baumgartner

It all started when Tamar Anitai shared via Instagram this disturbing photo she found in Oprah Winfrey’s, O Magazine.

The image accompanies advice from O‘s April issue, stating that crop tops can only be worn, “if you have a flat stomach.” As if

Within a few days, Anitai’s post went viral along with her advice to “stop telling women what to wear,” and “wear what you love, what makes you feel confident.” It wasn’t long before #RockTheCrop became a trending hashtag. Women across the globe took to their personal accounts to show off how fabulous they look in cropped pieces (even without a flat stomach). 

This body positive movement is awesome, and we hope women continue to flaunt what they’ve got. Here are some of our favorites:

1) This photo from Healthy is the new Skinny’s Facebook:

2) Sofistafunk‘s Arlinda McIntosh’s classy look

3) Blogger Brittany Sherman‘s vintage look

4) Giorgia of Morbida, la vita

The hashtag has been quite successful, and O issued this statement in apology, “We support, encourage and empower all women to look great, feel confident and live their best lives – in this case, we could have expressed it better. We appreciate the feedback and will be more mindful going forward.”

Let’s keep it up, ladies and continue to end body shaming for good! Self-confidence is power. 

Photos via Instagram, Original article via Hello Giggles 

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