Sunday, October 14, 2007 3:18:23 AM
Clashrocker: Thats exactly what im talking about! You assume all slim girls starve themselves, when some are actually healthy, and are naturally slim. No wonder you are imature and arrogant your not even an adult yet, so grow up already, and stop critisizing!
Monday, October 8, 2007 5:33:20 AM
On 10/4/2007 5:22:53 AM Felicity21 wrote: people in those ads starve themselves to be thin, and they are critisized and thats fine. But what about the naturally slim girls? They dont deserve to be treated like they are. People think its mean to pay out a fat person but its fine to pay out a skinny person.. well we have feelings too.. Some of you in here are saying skinny people are retards and other mean comments like that.. Well some of us are naturally like it ,so grow up and get a life or end your own already. I've never understood the complaints of skinny girls, you`re pretty much idolized by the media. STFU and go eat a pasta dinner.
Sunday, October 7, 2007 3:23:05 PM
“They must be joking! People can't be that sensitive. Not a chance. No - wait. I forgot where I was living for a moment. Self esteem is about as prevalent as intelligence around here... what a shame.”
While the focus on self-esteem can get out of hand, I think you’re missing the point. We do not live in a vacuum. As women, we are exposed to these images on a daily basis. Think about how you would feel if everyday, year after year, you were exposed to images of half-naked men with big muscles in every newspaper, magazine, website, and television show you watched. You can’t tell me that wouldn’t have an impact on you.
I’m not a fan of body fascism no matter what the body type. Nor do I expect mass media to use “unattractive” models. But so many people compare themselves to images that are altered and unrealistic. It’s something to take notice of.