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> Endanger Speices Summit - are you kidding me?
I was on the NCRW site when I saw a post about this summit. I thought ' wow this sounds great, finally a group that is going to talk about diverse body types'. Then I went to the summits site and I was disappointed. There was hardly any information on there and the information was about bigger women. Then I was led to this site and once again, only bigger women.
I am short and trim. As you know, women generally don't fill out until their late teens/early 20s so I looked really small when I was a teenager. I was teased all the time by one girl, she thought it was funny to call me Miss Anorexic. What bothered me most was the fact that other people would hear her and find what she said was acceptable. I don't think people realise or care that teasing someone because they are smaller is the same and as harmful as teasing someone who is bigger. And even though I have filled out and love my body for what it is, people still find it acceptable to make comments about my body.
I think it is essential that bigger women are in magazines but do we need to push for it to the point where smaller women are considered to have unhealthy or have unreal body types? No. Women come in different shapes and sizes and that is what you and this summit should be focusing on.
September 26, 2010 |
I understand your general comment but I must protest! There really is a bias in the media's portrayal of an idealized woman or man. It does have a lot to do with the standard established back in the hey-day of slave trading but it persists and it's disgusting to think that no one seems to recognize this. Is it charming to be portraying the fashion industry as a slave trading institution? If folks were more mindful of their choices they might not fall into the same trap again and again but then again, it's fun for the rest of us to watch it happen too.
October 10, 2010 |
My point is by simple replacing one body image with another is just continuing what we are doing now. We need to concentrate more or being healthy regardless of what your body looks like.
January 23, 2011 |
I think you're right Vanessa. One body type should not be replaced by another.
The article, "Ad Men Today Are Wrong on Body Size", which is on the homepage of anybody.com and the Guardian's website talks about displaying variety.
I did not find the information on the Endangered Species website very helpful either, and I was disappointed.
February 28, 2011 |
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