Today’s assignment asked us to remember whose site we commented on yesterday and expand on it asking ourselves these questions
I made this comment on Catherine’s Post about a fashion magazine she was reading. I’d like to add that Catherine’s posts are extremely well done with many pictures illustrating what she is describing to the reader with words. This is my comment:
“I haven’t looked at fashion magazines since I read “Seventeen”. I gasped when I saw those anorexic models. There should be a law protecting those poor girls! I was hooked on interior decorating magazines for decades. Your blogs must take hours to do! They’re always very entertaining! Thank you!”
The reason I chose this comment and this post is because of my horror in seeing such extremely malnourished young girls in this magazine. The teenagers in the picture were clearly anorexic.
Here is the picture
My niece did some modelling when she was a teenager/young adult and she was always pressured to be unhealthily thin. The minute those girls walk into the studio they must step on the scales and are shamed if they are not underweight. The camera adds ten pounds so you can imagine how skeletal they really are. I literally gasped when seeing this photo.
We, as a society need to stop buying these magazines unless they change the policy to refuse to show extremely sick women. These models are encouraged to go to great lengths to either not eat or make themselves vomit their food in order to make a living. This practice begins a spiral of eating disorders and mental health issues that are lifelong struggles.
I think it is beginning to improve and I do see some “Plus Size” models who look like average sized, more and more. I think they look much better and although society values thin over obese there has to be more curvy women in magazines. I realize there are very many reasons not to be overweight and that is not healthy either. Just a happy medium would be appropriate.
This was a really good assignment and I do think I was thinking about this