ok, i wrote about body immage just last week. and i really do hate to sound like a broken reccord, but a couple of things came up today. one made me smile. the other made me stabby. lets start with the smile, shall we?
the awesome Single Dad Laughing did this great piece on womens body issues. "what," you might ask, "does a single guy know about womens body issues?" apparently a whole damn lot. cause he nailed it on the head. it's a rather legnthy post, which boils down to womens body issues being men's fault. and while i'm not quite willing to go that far, he has a point. our sense of self worth depends in a massive amount on what we percieve our men think of us. "does he think i'm too fat?" "does he think my boobs are too small?" "am i too/not enough blonde/brunette/redhead/tall/fat/skinny/smart........."
the list is quite litteraly, endless.
but guys, don't worry, the media, and society, and WOMEN are still shouldering quite a bit of the blame too. and just as before, i can offer no solution other than we, as a society, have to stop giving a good ghoram what anybody but US thinks about US. i mean please, don't take offence at this, but i don't care what dispariging things you think about me. and if that does offend you.... why are you reading this anyway?
and btw, if you don't follow Single Dad Laughing, you really should. he really is awesome.
now for the stabby -
i'm honestly not sure what posessed the editors of Marie Clare. the article that is linked there.... seriously made my blood boil. who the HELL does this woman think she is? do we not have enough problems as a society that she has to... bully... overweight people? and an admitted recovering anorexic offering diet tips? oh that's just great. i have a papercut, would you like to pour lemon juice in it? i don't remember every buying a Marie Clare before (cause you know, it's Marie Clare), but you can be damn sure i never will in the future. and this... author... if she's still employed in the morning, that will be a stupid mistake on the company's part. i mean, how derogetory can you get? the title of the article is "should FATTYS get a room? (even on tv)" really??
for those of you who didn't read the article, let me copy and paste a little experpt from our grand journalist:
"So anyway, yes, I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other ... because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair."
(and yes, the incorrect use of "heroine" was already addressed in the articles comments : a heroine addict is someone who can't get enough Disney princesses)
why can a magazine not actualy help a person feel better about themselves? wtf? is it that hard? honestly, is it that much easier just to make people feel like shite all the time?
i'm not going to badmouth the woman (any more than i already have). this is america, and she's entitled to her openinion. and somehow she managed to get paid for it (not sure how much longer THAT is going to last... maybe she'll get a 2million deal with fox news). but for a fashion magazine that is already is pushing us all to hate ourselves to the point of no return to allow this essay to be published... i once again state that this rag will be recieving no more of my money.
not that it ever got any before, so it's a moot point, but damnit that's my stand.
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