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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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