Society Makes Me Cringe

Today at the office, me and Lulu were discussing the Hollywood tartlets and their use of Adderall as a weight loss drug.

"You see them wearing those low-cut dresses and they ain't got nothin' up top, nothing but their breast bone sticking out. Does anyone really think that's pretty?" Lulu asked.

"I know, but apparently someone thinks it's attractive," I replied.

"Me and you oughta go out there to California and show 'em what real women look like!!! Why them men out there would probably run off, scared too death!!"

After this little exchange, she and I had a good laugh but she has a point. Who decided that rail thin with bones sticking out was pretty? What are we as a society forcing young women to do to themselves to conform to some freakish idea of beauty? If someone is naturally thin, that's one thing, they're just being themselves and that should be enough, but when young women are choking down pills, puking and starving themselves to live up to someone's idea of perfection.. something is wrong.

The media is constantly screaming that our country is overweight, then they turn around and ramble about self esteem and loving yourself. Ten minutes later they're following the skeletal remains of the Olsen twins around, commenting on how beautifully thin they are, when they look as if they'd snap under the weight of their own clothes.

Arghh. I'll stop rambling..

Later Taters.

7 comments:

Miz said...

Tell Lulu not to worry her pretty head about us California gals, there are plenty of us full bodied ladies here. Too bad that men are trained from childhoods that thin is in.

I'm not built for speed...I'm built for comfort!

kenju said...

It's too bad that men are taught to prefer bones. Women are doing the teaching, too, which is horrible. When I was 19, and modeling in a style-show, the NYC-based woman in charge told me I'd have to wear a girdle to be in the show. I was 5'10" and weighed all of 118 lbs. at the time. I ate like a horse in those days too, I was just naturally thin. I fought with her on it, since I had no butt to jiggle and she finally gave in and let me walk the runway without a girdle....LOL. The bad thing is why she thought I'd need one in the first place.

aka_Meritt said...

Ah, Coffeehusband and I talk about this. We make fun of them.

They actually DO have 'stuff' uptop. They are RAIL THIN with BONES jutting out... and 2 big old softballs superglued on their chest. ;)

Everyone in Southern Cali has a boob job mam. It looks awful and so fake!

Tori Lennox said...

I can't stand to watch those skinny chicks. But I heard something the other day about super-skinny is fading out. And a lot of the new attitude has to do with women like Laila Ali's appearance on Dancing with the Stars. Granted, she's not FAT, but she sure ain't skinny.

AC said...

Those things are like volley balls stuck on skin-clad bones. I'm always amazed when on Survivor (older episodes) the girls would lose all that weight except...right there.

I was in the check out line, catching up on all the enquirer/people/cosmo covers and there was some issue with unretouched photos of the super skinny. If those were even half real, yawk!

laura said...

High five, Mahala!

Mahala said...

*grin*