Monday, February 9, 2009

Here's Where Things Started Going Wrong. . .


Scroll down to my January 26th poem - this photo could accompany it.

8 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Arrrgggh.

SandyCarlson said...

Yes, I see the problem. Ugh, egads, and oh no. This child looks like Shirley Temple trying so hard to be politically correct and Searsified.

Susan's Snippets said...

Diane - "Chubby sizes" and "Husky" are two labels that every kid I knew that had to wear them hated. But back in the day...Sears was the only store that you could buy them at.

fat

Daniel Bell said...

This kid is supposed to be "chubby," huh? All marketing, promotion and publicity "professionals" need to be hunted down and put on an island with the only tools for suvival being the products they promote. Can't wait to see starving suits forced to suck on Slimfast all day.

colleen said...

Chubby? The whole thing is off. I enjoyed the browse here. Thanks.

Kristin said...

Yikes!

Amy said...

Ugh. Today, (while having a pedicure--I'm embarrassed to admit this is what I did today!) I perused several tabloid-type mags. On the cover of one was "fat" Jessica Simpson. On another, an "almost anorexic" Tori Spelling--both mags w/articles bemoaning the weights of these young women. When will Hollywood and advertisers ever be happy with how real women look??? If Jessica and Tori can't win, what chance do the young girls of America have? It's sad. And it's the major reason I don't subscribe to magazines like the ones at the nail salon. Only Newsweek, Time and the New Yorker in my home.

roxythekiller said...

Trends go up and down, and they don't care about health--- they care about selling us products. The issue here isn't finding "real women," because there is no such thing as a "real woman." Women come in all shapes and sizes, but that isn't the most important thing about us. We are not our bodies.

The problem isn't deciding who is "fat," "skinny," "anorexic," or "real," but in realizing that none of these labels define us. I don't see men fretting about how "real" they are, so why should we? Men can look as ugly as the Hobbit in Lord of the Rings, and still be admired as heroes for what they accomplish. Why should women be any different? Being skinny is not an accomplishment any more than being fat is, and neither should not consume our lives.