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Day 45 – Never Skinny Enough, Never Curvy Enough

Day 45 – Never Skinny Enough, Never Curvy Enough

Here are some Vintage weight gain adds.

 

 

Although I found a contradicting one aswell!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now compare this to modern day advertisement

 

 

Today it is all about being thin and losing weight. In the old commercials, the stick thin figure would be considered “non sexy”, but today it is something many girls strive for. This shows how easily our beauty ideal is shaped by what is shown to us within our culture or through the media. How our entire body image is determined by the judgements of others.

The woman in the vintage adds are not fat either, I would consider them “normal”. However, it is still all about “curves”. But some woman, simply can’t gain weight in the places to make them look hourglass. Some woman only gain weight to their stomach area , some only their thighs and ass while their boobs remain tiny. So there is nothing you can do about that fat distribution, since it is genetic. The only option would be plastic surgery. Do you realize how many skinny models have boob jobs? Let me tell you: A LOT! Because it is almost impossible to have big breasts while being skinny. There are some exceptions, but for the majority this is simply not possible.

But seriously, for who or what would you do it? The approval of others? If those others only appreciate and care for you when you look like that, your better off without them.

The vintage adds are also way more blunt. I can’t imagine anyone writing on the cover of a magazine: “If you want to be popular, you can’t afford to be FAT! Fat girls are not glamourous girls! They have no sex appeal.” I think that wouldn’t go down all to well with the public. Although it is what many people think, it is just more hidden. That doesn’t make it any less nasty though. Because it is about who you are, your judgements and your thoughts. It shows you the kind of person you are and allow yourself to be.

They are also making shitloads of money from this. Weight loss pills, diets, supplements, magazines, low carb food, low fat food, fitness material in all kinds of shapes and colors … And clothing, to show of your new figure to boost your ego.

By now it is already clear how easily shaped we are by the media. I am sure that if they would start to show normal sized girls more, and praise it, especially men, then more and more woman would start to want to be like that. It would take time thought, in the current generation. Sadly, we would still be judging ourselves in the exact same way, based on what others tell us is “good” and “pretty” and “sexy” and what will make us popular and how we can get men to find us attractive. Your life, revolving around opinions of people who don’t actually really care about you as a living being… that’s sad.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to judge myself as good enough or not, based on being the “right” figure – “right” according to the standards of my culture and what I hear others praise

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to judge myself as pretty based on others opinions about my body

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to be determined by others opinions about myself

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to depend  my mood on wether others find me attractive or not – where I feel bad when I think I am ugly, and where I feel good when I get compliments or positive attention based no my appearance

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to be a slave to the beauty standards of our culture

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to buy shitloads of stuff to try and fit into the images that culture projects to me, as what I SHOULD look like

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to think that being pretty is important

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to value myself more when I am pretty

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to judge the body that gives me life

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize how enslaved I am to the cultural standards we have created and allow

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself tojudge other people based on their size

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to try and eat a certain way to fit into a beauty ideal instead of doing it for the health of my body regardless of the effects on weight or curves

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to feel bad because when I gain weight, I only gain weight on my belly and not on my ass or breasts

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to feel bad because when I gain weight, I only gain weight on my hips which makes me look like a pear

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to desire to gain weight in the hourglass shape, so that I can show off my figure and get energy from others admiration

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to be like an emotional vampire, sucking energy from others praise

I commit myself to expose the insanity of this, to expose our culture that is driven by profit and shapes human beings to be slaves to consumer models, and be blind for what they are actually doing.
I commit myself to stop this system of exploitation which treats humans as objects to profit from, without valuing life
I commit myself to do what is healthy for my body and stop obsessing about my curves, or my weight.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Day 44 – Pay them millions for chasing balls!

Day 44 – Pay them millions for chasing balls!

Football, chasing a ball to try and kick it in a net. Some competition hear, some emotional outburst there… it’s all part of the game including hooliganism, soccer fan gear, and fans spending shitloads of money on it.

David Beckham took home 13.3 million British pounds from sponsorship deals last year. Tha fak! He earned more than £36,000 a day endorsing brands such as Adidas, Armani, Samsun and Diet coke during 2011.

Poor guy, you have to understand he only has a multi-million-dollar mansion, more than 10 cars, closets of clothing and beauty articles, a pool and some other of those little things. Why? Because he is good at defeating other people in a game where high competitive males go chase a ball and try to kick it in the opponents net. And people go and watch that happening, cheering on their “favorite” for whatever reason it is their favorite, sometimes getting in fights and drinking a lot of alcohol to make themselves even more dumbed down.

I am thinking of starting up a help fund for David. I mean what will happen if those millions run out? Who is going to feed his staring children! (tear rolling down cheek)

Seriously thought, what on Earth are we thinking, paying people millions to compete against each other. Sponsors jumping on it to try and grow their profit. And people so blind to just go with it. Every sane person should see this insanity for what it is.

We got actual starving children here in this world, for crying out loud. I mean this may not make you feel good or bad, or anything. Most likely your reading this feeling neutral, which is understandable because it is not close to us. But it does not give us the right to ignore it, and to accept this insanity. Our feelings are not the guiding stick for when we should or shouldn’t act. Your brain and reasoning skills functions regardless of what you feel. Starving children, people treated like slaves working up to 18 hours a day JUST to be able to feed themselves, forced prostitution… of course in this profit driven system the big corporation and sponsors don’t give a shit about that do they. They rather sponsor people like David Beckham so that they can make more money.

The inequality in this is so big that I can’t even find the appropriate terms for it. And the fact that some people still defend it because they have an interest in it, or it makes them feel good, is even more enraging.

How long can we keep up with this vanity and superficialness. Entertain the masses and everything is alright? Yeah, if that is what you allow. But do we really want to remain dumb and oblivious for the world and the kind of system we are actually allowing here? We could one day be in the place of those suffering, and I am sure you would object then. If your child would suddenly be transported to a starving country, I am sure you would move heaven and earth to get him or her back, wouldn’t you. Kind of time to stop our genetic egoism.

Help work on the solution, join us at www.equalmoney.org

 

At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.

More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening.

The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.

 

 

According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”

Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.

etc…. see link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF7J_FA_smc” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2190519/David-Beckham-rakes-13-3-million-sponsorship-deals.html

http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats

 

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed a system where some human beings are payed much more money , while others are left to starve to death
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed a system where the value you bring to actual physical reality, living together, society, does not equal your reward – because someone who competes in sports and is used by brands to sell there product, often earns MUCH more than a hard working man that works on the sewer or other jobs that our society really requires

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to spend a lot of money on fan gear of my favorite sportsman
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to think that it is important to have fan gear from my favorite sportsman

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to feel better when I own fangear of my favorite sportsman, as if this makes me better in some way, because else I wouldn’t feel so good about it

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to connect myself to the ones I root for, and feel strongly about, and ignore the many human beings that are suffering in this world, and actually deserve my attention much more, because they are in dire need of help

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to pre*-occupy my life with entertainment such as sports

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not really care about the abuse in this world, because I am entertained, and as long as I am entertained I feel good and live comfortable

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that the comfort and entertainment, is used by myself as a way to be inactive and non-caring  – where I dont realize how this is blinding me for reality, and how I am being moved instead of moving myself.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself tonot realize that I am a slave to my emotions, where I will even get emotional when “my team” loses, or misses a goal, and get exited when the other team loses and mine wins, as if one is better than the other and deserves to win more. In this I am supporting competition between human beings that play for ego and money.

I commit myself to stop this money system that blinds people through entertainment, to make profit, while ignoring and hiding the actual truth of reality, where many living beings suffer and are abused. In a capitalist system, poor are always needed because who else is there to capitalize on? That is what we have to realize. And stand for a new system that will actually value life and take all in consideration.

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Day 43 – ‘You have to be happy to be beautiful’ Part 1

Day 43 – ‘You have to be happy to be beautiful’ Part 1

Quoted from wealthy A-list actress and model Julia Roberts. she’s appeared in more than 40 movies, is reported to have earned up to $20 million for some of them. She is also the face (and part creator) of a new perfume called La vie est Belle (Lancôme) and many people consider her to be a pretty woman. And for that, she has her happy spirit to thank, she claims. Her  own happy state of mind is one of her beauty tips.

‘I think optimism and having a sense of humour definitely help, but happiness is something you cultivate. Once you find it, that’s the key to looking beautiful. That, Lancôme eye cream and kissing!’

Ofcourse she had to name a product with it as well. The cash gotta come from somewhere right? So by that note, it means that people struggling in this world, will have a hard time being beautiful. I think it is the least thing on their mind anyway. If you can barely make enough money to feed your children, your not gonna worry about being the hottest girl in town. Because the truth in this world is grim, and that is: that only the rich and elite thus can achieve this kind of “happy beauty”. Because money buys you happiness. Without enough money, you have no food, no home, no clean water, no nice toilet, no proper clothing etc… Still think you can be happy starving, cold and/or sick? Then I challenge you to challenge your illusion and live like that for let’s say… a month or so. Or maybe just a week or couple of days will be enough. My point is that we should make sure that all the worlds people have the opportunity to live a good life, where they can be happy and have their basic needs met and have the ability to expand on their interests. I mean forget the whole happy beauty thing, why would we want to live worrying about being beautiful all the time? It is pretty vain and empty, and will sooner or later have you crying over your older self.

In the gardens of the Rothschilds’ Villa Ephrussi, we’re led down a path with the sea sparkling on one side and serried ranks of irises (the scent’s prominent note) on the other. From a pergola hangs a huge crystal chandelier that delivers great drops of the new perfume. So similar is the scene to a Julia Roberts romcom that should Rupert Everett pop out from behind the topiary it would come as no surprise. As it is, polite party protocol is immediately abandoned as 300 guests get their wrists into the path of the descending fragrance globules.

Sounds great, but isn’t considering the context. That an elite can have such luxurious shows and parties, and that a majority suffers ,struggles to survives and even starves to death at times, is insanity. It is a deliberate created polarity within our economic system, that is as I said: deliberately created. We can spend thousands or more on luxury items, on our appearance, on our own ego… but when we are faced with the true reality of our economic system, we start to make all kinds of excuses. “it’s just the way it is and always will be” “I am to small to do anything about it” “just enjoy your life, its to short anyway” “it’s their own fault” “it’s not our problem” …. As if our economy is disconnected from the world economy and thus other (struggling) parties. It is not. And it leaves a sour taste in my mouth. On the one side we have people designing more and more stuff for those who already have a lot, and on the other side we have those struggling to survive, who are actually forgotten. Ofcourse they give to charity, but that is to feel better about their lifestyle, telling themselves that at least they are helping. It removes cognitive dissonance. But the fact is that charity is a band aid solution. Why do you think thousands of charities exist and that many problems keep rising? Because it is not really a cure! If we care about a true solution for this world, we will have to stop the CORE of the abuse. This means we will have to replace the profit driven economy, that creates so much exploitation and will never do what is good for all. It means a re-design of society towards a world that shows value to the children, that actually places the common good first instead of the individuals profit. Where all have an equal starting place, and not where one is born in starvation and another in complete luxury. It is extremely unfair today, and the only way we can fix it, is to fix it together and work on a substitute system.

La vie, currently, est belle for those who got money. But for those without, life is far from pretty.

Source:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2182609/YOU-exclusive-interview-Julia-Roberts-You-happy-beautiful.html

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Day 42 – Animal Testing is Necessary For My Beauty

Day 42 – Animal Testing is Necessary For My Beauty

Big Beauty Brands Throw Cruelty-Free Policy Out of the Window for Profit

Thu, 2 Aug 2012|Published in Animals & Nature, Beauty &Trends
In this economical profit system, you either go with the flow, or try to go against it. The former gives you more chances to earn more money, as well as becoming more shallow, lose your moral sense and ethics. The follow article shocked me, no not really, these things don’t shock me anymore because they have become quite normal and expectable considering our economic system.L’Occitane, Caudalie and Yves Rocher are among those that are ditching cruelty-free animal testing policies in order to sell their products to China. Why? Because the law in China states that all cosmetic products for humans, have to be tested on animals first.

Thus, those companies now have to remove their “against animal cruelty” logo. Bye bye leeping bunny! I know several people who bought products from Yves Rocher ONLY because it was against animal testing. Now, they wont buy from them anymore. I am not sure how much customers they will loose, but maybe they thought it was worth it, considering the profit they would earn from agreeing with the China policy. Animals now have to pay the price for their profit lust.

Animal testing is not necessary, at all. We have proven this for many years now. Many brands stopped testing on animals, and still dont. We already have enough products to wash our bloody hair, clean our teeth and make our body soft, dont you think?

‘I am disappointed that certain companies have fallen prey to the lure of the Chinese market and are letting animals pay the price. Consumer pressure can make a difference.  – Cruelty Free International chief executive Michelle Thew‘

Leeping Bunny

‘We certify over 400 companies around the world that refuse to allow animal testing into their products, so there is plenty of choice for everyone who wishes to eliminate this cruel, unnecessary and outdated practice.

‘The only way that you can avoid animal testing in your toiletries and beauty products is by looking for the Leaping Bunny logo, or checking www.GoCrueltyFree.org.

Britain banned animal testing in 1998 and several large cosmetics companies including Paul Mitchell, Sainbury’s, The Co-operative, Superdrug, Marks & Spencer all have Leaping Bunny certification meaning they are cruelty-free.

Hair-care giant John Paul Mitchell Systems pulled out of China after being informed that the company would have to pay for animal tests in order to continue selling its products there.

Paul Mitchell CEO and co-founder John Paul DeJoria put sales in China on hold last year and confirmed they will not sell products in that country in order to remain committed to the company’s cruelty-free policy.

Mr DeJoria said: ‘Since Paul Mitchell was founded in 1980, we have been cruelty-free.

‘We do not conduct or condone animal testing on our products, and we will not attempt to market our products in China until alternatives to animal testing methods have been accepted by the government.

‘Paul Mitchell always has been and always will be cruelty-free.’

Dr Dan Lyons, Campaigns Director of internal animal protection organisation Uncaged, said it is down to individual companies to make a stand.

He continued: ‘It’s a fundamental decision companies need to make.

‘It’s much better if they stick to their principles and avoid China, which will put pressure on the government to change their own policies.

‘It’s unnecessary for China to require repeat and totally unnecessary testing on these products.’

Urban Decay has also recently decided to cancel its plans to enter the Chinese market after being informed of the animal testing requirements.

Spokesman for the charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation, Alistair Currie, said: ‘We are seeing welcome signs of progress in China but their current animal testing requirements are a major factor pushing up cosmetics tests on animals globally.

‘Companies who have turned their backs on their non-animal testing policies because of the lure of China have regressed a generation: their products are once again being dripped into rabbits’ eyes and smeared onto animals’ abraded skin.

‘While many progressive and principled companies are sticking to their non-animal testing policies, others need more motivation.’

But the revelation that some large name brands are giving up their cruelty-free status to sell to China will come as a surprise to many shoppers.

Even more surprisingly, there are many huge international brands including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Revlon, which have never been able to use the Leaping Bunny logo because of their animal testing policies.

And while an EU-wide ban on the marketing of animal-tested cosmetics is due to come into force next year, campaigners warn that the European Commission is now contemplating compromises or even delays to the legislation.

Mr Currie continued: ‘It’s vital that the EU protect its own ban on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics due in 2013.

‘We’ve led the world on this issue – we mustn’t take any steps backward right here in our own back yard.’

A spokesman for L’Occitane said: ‘L’Occitane does not and never has tested its products on animals.

‘Similarly, we insist that our suppliers certify that none of the ingredients we use are tested on animals.

‘We do sell our products in China however and the Chinese government reserves the right to conduct tests, but we are hopeful that this situation will change soon.

‘We are actively working with the BUAV, with whom we have a long term and constructive relationship, to influence the Chinese authorities to allow the alternative tests that apply elsewhere in the world.’

Jean-Christophe Samyn, Director of Caudalie UK, said: ‘We are against animal testing. We do not test our ingredients and formulas on animals and never will.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181468/Big-beauty-brands-dropping-cruelty-free-animal-testing-policies-sell-products-China.html#ixzz22Mc2i5ny

Help us create a new world system where profit is out of the way, and no practices will be allowed that abuse other life forms unnecessarily. It’s up to us to be the change.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to test on animals because I dont consider them having any value

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that animals are living beings, with as much value as myself, who breath, eat, feel etc… and who do not deserve to suffer

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe and say it is ok to test on animals because they cant speak and are not as smart as humans

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that by using the above logic, we can also test on mentally retarded people

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize how smart animals are, andhow dumb humans often are

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to judge living beings worth by their perceived intelligence

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to act as if I am the god that can judge anothers worth
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize how I, as an animals, would not like to be tested on, because I do not enjoy physical suffering, being locked up, being ripped away from my family etc…

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize how animals testing is not necessary at all, how there are many other options, and how many brands are already using comestics which involve no animals testing what so ever

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to place profit above life

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to be a complete asshole who hurts and punishes other living beings for the desire for money

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed a system that functions on profit, and for that, often abuses other life forms

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to buy animal tested products when I have the option to do otherwise, or do not require those products at all

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize how the system through media and peer pressure creates more desires into people, such as the desire to look pretty and use a lot of beauty products, and by doing that often buying more animal tested products which are not necessary at all

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to consider animal testing as normal, because I have always known about it and it doesnt make me feel bad… In that I remain a slave of my emotions, where I can allow extreme abuse simply because of the selfish reason that it doesnt make ME feel something.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to place my feelings above the common good

I commit myself to stop this system of exploitation, that functions on profit, where living beings are abused in order to make more money or live up to the desires of human beings, often programmed desires so that the system can make more money

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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