Thursday, February 10, 2011

weighty issues

I was watching Oprah the other day, and they had models on, and thought to myself how many women or girls in there life have wanted to be a model.  Alot, me included when I was younger. The expectations
put on models are I think damaging to a young girl, just starting out.  You must be thin, thin have you seen some of those girls, I don't think they are naturally that thin, do they not eat anything.Its the lifestyle that\s also attractive, flying all over the world, wearing clothes from fabulous designers, being awed by millions.  It is the opposite for a girl who has not the "perfect body|" and who defines perfect. The girl who has a normal body of a growing girl wants more, bigger boobs, a smaller waist, a straight nose and etc.  So when do we as woman stop and say I have this body and its the way I want it.  Is there a stopping point where we are happy with what we have....

7 comments:

  1. This page just blows me away! The background is fantastic and I love the woman's body with writing on her dress.

    As to your question, I'm not sure anyone could ever really get completely comfortable with their bodies because we're always bombarded with those stick thin images of the "perfect" woman and who can live up to that!! Plus it seems that plastic surgery is rampant....it you don't like something just go have surgery and correct it. I would never do that! I am what I am and that's that.

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  2. Hi Lee, I hear you. I don't like the 'beauty' standard either. It's hard to love yourself as you are in that world. I had my struggles for a while as a teenager. Now I can say there are other more important things than weight and eating control. I eat when I'm hungry and what I feel like. I don't worry about my weight. As long you feel good in your body, that's all it matters!
    Smiles, Anke ;)

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  3. for someone who was always naturally v v thin when young I could eat all I wanted and never put wieght on... but now all this has caught up with me and now I am the opposite. But I am always comfortable in my own body... excpet for my nose... oh and hair, oh and.... lol!
    LOVE the page!

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  4. Oooh I love curvy woman! You are on such a roll. Oh the body image shame stuff is so important to recognize. I don't know if it's true or not but I read somewhere that if barbie's dimensions were on a real human she wouldn't be able to walk upright! **Big frown. Sad! Big sigh.*** your friend in germany, tj

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  5. WE all have beautiful attributes, but they are hard to see, when we continue to measure ourselves, to standards that only 10% of the population possess.

    I love your page; Well Done~

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  6. Lee...fantastic page!! Interesting background but doesn't take away from the woman's image.

    I was reading an article the other day that Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) won woman of the year(or some such) from Esquire readers. She's very MM-like...maybe things are changing a little...we can only hope.
    Mary

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