THE MEDIA


shellsbells85
on Jan 16, 2012 @ 07:53 pm

So I came across this photo today and just had to share it with all of you who have yet to see it! I LOVE that this photo has gone viral and hopefully it makes a true statement for the those who decide the definition of "sexy."

http://twitpic.com/87ub1t
 


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amyknows
LOVE IT! on Jan 16, 2012 @ 09:34 pm

I love this so much. Its true. I don't know when it happened, but it definitely confirms how wonky our views on sexy/beautiful are these days. xx
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TashaCat
Perspective! on Jan 16, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

Love the perspective this gives things. I might need to lose some weight, but I would be loathe to lose my curves. What worries me is that we internalize the desire to look like a clothes hanger.. Thanks for posting!
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takoda
Sad ay on Jan 17, 2012 @ 09:59 am

I don't know why some woman think they need to be bone racks to look
good, or even when it all started, but its sad to me. I've always bin
very small, but its not from starving myself. I love the way woman use
to look and how proud they where to have the curves they had. They also
look so much more healthier and happier then the really skinny woman
look now. This makes me wonder if the thinking of what was fashionable
from the past will ever come back. I do know if it did we wouldn't have
so many young girl's on diets that they shouldn't be on to begin with.
Times sure have changed!!

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Patricia
Great picture on Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:46 am

Very good illustration of how attitudes have changed... and not for the better. I have heard from a lot of men that they would rather be with a woman with a little "meat on their bones" than stick skinny! All body types can be sexy! But the to-skinny-to-have-a-regular-period look has to be something we discourage in young women!
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mamaluv
good point on Jan 18, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

@Patricia makes a really good point. It frightens me when I hear of girls and women losing their period because of their warped conviction they need to be so skinny - like that's a price worth paying. Some might say "hey, losing my period would be great!", but they are forgetting that this is a biological response to something very dangerous happening in your body. Once you've lost your period, other serious health issues are likely also in progress.

I sympathize with people who feel their shape is disproportionate because I am one of them! I am a pear shape and have never been top heavy (except when I was nursing my infants - ha!). It's frustrating that even when you achieve your goal weight, the caboose still looks bigger than I'd like while the upper body has lost any and all topography. I have to buy my bikinis in different sizes for top and bottom (and the difference is several sizes-worth).

AND YET that would never be a reason for me to continue losing weight until that stubborn booty shrinks. There is a line I won't cross, and what dissatisfies me about my shape is easily remedied with a great bra. A friend of mine has an apple shape so whenever she loses more weight, it comes off her already spindly thighs instead of the stomach making her look like Gru from Despicable Me.

We have to all recognize that due to genetics, there is a certain shape we were all born with. We can tweak it with diet and exercise, but there's no denying our bodies' predisposition to a certain form. That's when you have to embrace it :)
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beautyinfinitum
Love your body on Jan 18, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

All (healthy) body types can be sexy. There should be much more focus on different body types in media images, not just very thin ones. I myself am quite thin, but not from unhealthy habits.. but I still think the pervasive image of stick-thin models/celebrities goes too far. If they are thin that way naturally or from healthy habits, that's fine, but celebs who aren't stick-thin need to be celebrated as well.
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Empress_AliFu
Powerful photo on Jan 18, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

It's sad, but true how perceptions continue to change.... what people need to do more than aspiring to look anorexic is to aspire to be themselves - whether thin, thick, short, tall... whatever, as long as it is healthy and works for you
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AlexJC
All Beautiful on Jan 24, 2012 @ 04:34 pm

I came across this on facebook today and love the message:

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