Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by LetItGo, May 4, 2007.

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  1. LetItGo

    LetItGo Staff Alumni,23663,21663520-5012703,00.html

    Take a look at the picture, does that come even close to representing what the average woman looks like? Its a fucking disgrace that we keep getting force fed this rubbish. I think fashion designers that persistantly use wafer thin models should have there clothing boycotted. I know there is a push on in the fashion world to be a bit more responsible, but it seems the message isnt getting through in Australia.

    Look at the arms on those girls. They look weak, they look drained, and they dont look particularly happy to be there do they? even though there probably being paid a small fortune.

    I realise the catwalk is completely irrelevant to 99% of us...I mean who wears this stuff anyway? :laugh: you wont see it in Newcastle thats for sure. I just think the fashion world needs a good kick in the arse.

    Who's with me?

    HOT~DAWG~MAMA Active Member

    Thank you!!!!

    I've been saying the same thing for the longest time! *lol*
    So yeah! I do believe the fashion world needs a good kick in the boney arse! haha! Eat some freakin food people! It's SCARY to have upper arms the thickness of my wrists *lol* It's SUPPOSED to get a lil thicker on the way up the arm!

    I think i'll stick with my phat booty and large boobs thank you very much! HAH! ;)
  3. lebigmac

    lebigmac Well-Known Member

    I don't know why you're harping on the fashion industry. No one's saying you have to look like that. In fact, anyone with common sense would know that's not an attractive look. These models are paid be that way, because their bodies sell clothes. Let them be thin.
  4. Nelka

    Nelka Member

    Why is one form of body fascism acceptable and the other is not?

    As someone who has never been very thin, I understand where you're coming from. I have had issues with Body Dysmorphic Disorder and the parade of perfect models never stops. But one thing I have learned having BDD, women of all shapes and sizes hate their bodies. Even the skinny ones on the cat walks.

    I agree that the media pushes unrealistic standards of beauty. The images we see in TV and magazines are not real. They involve a lot of time, make-up, special lighting and digital enhancements.

    The following websites illustrate this perfectly.

    The beauty industry wants to make money. Your demographic needs to believe that they are ugly if they're going to buy beauty products. This is nothing new. The only thing that has changed is what is considered beautiful. (From pale and plump to thin and tan. To flat chested and short hair to breast implants and long hair. There is always going to be one "look" that is more popular than the rest.)

    Having said all that, I disagree with Lebigmac. The pressure to measure up to these images are HUGE. Women are especially brain washed to believe that they must look a certain way in order to be loved. So I do believe these images have an impact.
  5. Darken

    Darken Well-Known Member

    I think some people need to stop being sexist, and immature and get over there fake image of what women are suppose to look like.
  6. ~PinkElephants~

    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    I think the skinnyness of the girls is's sad in this world that young girls have to open magazines and feel that they HAVE to look like those girls, than 10 years from now those said little girls will end up on a site like this with an eating disorder because they felt they had tolook like those models. It's a sick cycle and somehow it needs to be broken

    As for those models alone i feel sad for them...i really do. They feel they need to be so skinny to get a job, to be a model, etc. It's really sad that the norm in the entertainment world is a size 0. If i was a size 0 i'd be in the hospital...or worse why conform to that norm...NO THANK YOU
  7. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Am so far from looking like that am off to kitchen to throw out every crumb in the house.
  8. ~Nobody~

    ~Nobody~ Well-Known Member

    :wink: I've put on a stone since I started on my new meds. Have been eating like a horse and am very happy with that thank you very much. (Except for the extra expenditure on jeans and bras a size bigger :laugh:)

    I do agree that the fashion industry should take some responsibility, but I think in an ideal world girls and women wouldn't feel pressured to be tiny just because a lot of models are tiny.

    The thing about body size/shape is that everything goes in and out of fashion with the decades. Just look at the 50s compared with the 60s - Marilyn Monroe vs Twiggy!
  9. RainbowChaser

    RainbowChaser Well-Known Member


    I, on the other hand, have just bought an enormous amount of food, and will probably end up eating all of it. And then I'll go rant about it at the RealCurves Forum so that everyone here can't see quite how bad I am :laugh:
  10. Gi-Jane

    Gi-Jane Active Member

    i think mj has a point there...
    i mean ...a girl skinny is good they all say...and sometimes ppl say oohh i like those clothes but if u a bit fatter then they are u cant even buy them u have to be one size ...
    like not skinny....and if i see real nice clothes they will cost me a fortune to buy them and why because they need more fabric.....
    if u walk in ur bikini or what ever...they look at you because u have more meat on youre body then someone els.....
    and be honest..the world tell us all..if ur a model ur healthy if u look a bit fatter then that.,....u unhealthy......:sad:
  11. lostcat95

    lostcat95 Guest

    I think to each its own, models are paid not to eat and look good. The industry has changed a little bit but models are sort of walking hangers (thin) for the runway.
  12. I don't believe there is any problem with these models. If they want to be thin, then it's their decision. There is nothing wrong with being thin.
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