9 More Effective Uses of Paper Than The A4 Waist Challenge
We live in a world where things like thigh gaps and waist trainers get hashtags and praise on social media. In today's news of dumb ways to body shame each other, the A4 Waist Challenge is now a thing. This challenge suggests women take photos of themselves with a piece of A4 printer paper in front of their waists. The width of an A4 paper is eight inches, and apparently women are trying to prove that their waistlines are narrower than that.
The A4 waist challenge started in China around February. Since then many others around the world are following suit and comparing themselves to this impossible, ridiculous beauty standard.
How about we save the shaming and make use of that pretty piece of paper some other way? Here are a few suggestions.
1. Make a paper airplane.
We've got a message for body-shamers everywhere: stop. Now put that on your paper airplane and fly it.
2. Create a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes.
Body-shamers stink. Paper snowflakes rule.
3. Write a letter.
Noah wrote alley 365 letters, one every day for a year. You can write a letter to a friend telling them how beautiful they are!
4. Write the Next Great American Novel.
This could be fiction, non-fiction, reasons why this challenge is so freaking dumb...
5. Throw them in the air (like you just don't care.)
Frustrated with these dumb beauty challenges that mean absolutely nothing? Throw that paper!
6. Make an anti-Trump protest sign.
Need I say more?
7. Make confetti.
Throw yourself a party and use that paper to make some bomb confetti.
8. Play Pictionary.
The more you suck at drawing, the more fun the game is.
9. Write down all the reasons you love pizza.
"It's cheesey, it's saucy, it's always there for me when I need it most," etc.
Give yourself a round of applause.
If you're not buying into these senseless, obscure beauty standards give yourself an Oscar-winning-Leo round of applause. Just because we aren't all the same size doesn't mean we are worth any less!