While models and women on Instagram like to post their most flattering pics of them standing up doing a fancy pose, it turns out that women are also prone to sitting down. When seated, reality and gravity conspires against the women to have their stomach flesh form rolls, no matter how #sculpted those abs may be while standing.


Body positivity activist Megan Jayne Crabbe wrote a powerful post demonstrating the difference between sitting and standing, and calling out the media for its consistent doctoring of photos to the point where we have no idea what an actual body looks like.

She writes in the powerfully worded caption:

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT REAL BODIES LOOK LIKE ANYMORE. And no, not real as in 'REAL women have curves' (screw that body shaming bullshit, all women are real). Real as in RAW, unedited, unposed, unairbrushed, REAL. Bodies from all angles, not just the most 'flattering' ones. We see so many painstakingly posed professional model bodies that we start to see our own as flawed. Abnormal. Ugly. But there really is no wrong way to have a body, despite what we've all been taught.

She continues, addressing the trolls directly: