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Friday, January 21, 2011

Dear Society,


I'm guessing you don't see anything wrong with this picture because you helped create this image of "beauty". So I'll fill you in on what I, and I hope many other people, find disturbing about this picture:

Her ribcage. You can actually see the outline of her ribcage. 

Now, people will argue that she's naturally thin. And maybe she is. And if there's an uproar over this photo I'm sure she'll say that she actually doesn't think about what she looks like and eats whatever she wants. Maybe she does. But I'm guessing that's not really true, especially being in an industry where your looks are what get you the job.

Unfortunately many young girls and women will see this picture and decide that in order to be beautiful they should be this skinny, they should sport the ribcage look. So it's not enough to be skinny, we have to look borderline emaciated.

I don't get it. I really don't.

Sincerely disgusted,
Whitney

5 comments:

Losing Brownies said...

I'm with you. When I see pictures like that I beat myself up for having the extra pudge.

Lindsay said...

Well said. I would love to someday raise daughters, to give my sons sisters. But it almost scares me away from this wish to know that I'd have to raise them in a world with this definition of beauty.

WhisperingWriter said...

Ew, she definately needs a Big Mac.

Tori Wilding said...

See, this is why I choose to be fat....hahahaa

Emily said...

I was almost too distracted by the ugliness of the shirt to notice her ribs.