Theboys&me...you've posted some valid points. In regards to the bikini selfie, I don't like it because they've usually taken 100 photos and made sure they're getting the best angle, and the best lighting to make them look 'better' that bothers me...oh and I am a size 8, bikini wearing, exercise lover with decent muscle definition myself, so I'm not jealous...but I don't like it because it does leave people feeling unsatisfied with their bodies...not because they aren't beautiful, but because they see the 'perfect looking' body and don't always realise that that took 100 goes to get that photo. It's a dangerous slippery slope for teens, or for insecure women.
However...my support in this thread has been for Rebecca, because she posted a photo of her with her twins and is being criticised for it. I am not okay with that. I am also not okay with 'yuck, scary' comments that relate to her body physique in the bikini shot because that's not okay either. There are women who are naturally that thin (maybe Rebecca is one, maybe she isn't...I don't know her so can't say), but those comments are hurtful to people who do look like that. I used to get them all the time in my teens/early 20's. I joined a gym because I was so uncomfortable with how people commented on my body shape...skinny. I now weigh ten kg's more...ten kg's of muscle definition that have given me a bit more shape to my 'pre-pubescent boy' body shape. I am really comfortable in my own skin and have been for years...but I have 'skinny kids' and hope they don't cop the same abuse as I did. It's not okay to comment on someone's body unless you're paying a compliment. It's that simple.
Rebecca's photo was a post birth photo, and not even the main focus of this thread. She should never have become such a focus, nor should her bikini photos have been posted in here for people to comment on.