What has happened to the credibility of this blog? First I try to promote a blog post and solicit readers by going on Twitter and saying that I’ve got an illustration of a “boob“? Now this?
This is unacceptable.
What’s Wrong With This Picture
This woman is unhealthy. Jesus F. Christ, I can see her hips bulging out of her skin like it was a cyst, and of course, there’s the outline of her ribs.
Women, we don’t have to be this skinny. Ever.
She’s also an unhealthy representation of women. Other women will – and are – aspiring to look like her. All the time.
How do I know this? Procrastinating, as per usual, but this time on Pinterest.com and this photo was on the dashboard with the caption “perfect body!” And while I see naked women like Haley Joel Osment sees dead people (read: courtesy of movies, TV shows, magazines … etc., etc.) this particular image really bothered me.
Women, Grow A Backbone! And Get A Little Fat.
It bothers me because 1 in 200 American women suffers from anorexia.1 It bothers me because 85% of patients develop this disorder between the ages of 13 and 18.2 It bothers me because I have often worried that I’m overweight.
Let’s make the focus being less about having perfect bodies and instead on being healthy. And guess what, having a little fat is healthy.
And while I’m not a dietitian by any stretch of the imagination I am of the mindset that having your cake and eating it too is much healthier than abstaining and growing resentful of food. I’ve also experienced that firsthand courtesy of Scottsdale waitresses when they met me, my love for food and the desire to keep it down.
Stop Looking For Perfection
I did a Google search to find the “perfect body” and surprise-surprise the images that kicked back were very simliar to Little Miss Perfect Body at the start of this blog entry. But many of these images, I’m certain, have been photoshopped.
Also who’s to say that Miss Perfect Body doesn’t have a little more meat on those bones but wasn’t photoshopped like this model.
Be that as it may, to search for the perfect female body does not exist because we all have different body types. And thank goodness as everyone is looking for something different — bums, breasts, legs … etc.
So why do we keep trying to look like this one woman?
Bring It To A Close
I can see this rant could go on for quite a long time but I need to wrap it up. And you need to chime in. Am I off base? Should we all look like Little Miss Perfect Body? If you say yes, then F you.