Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Politics of Being Thin




Look at these photos of popular celebrities today. They all have one thing in common: miniscule legs, tiny frame and they all feel they are full, i mean, not hungry! They always do and if they eat they think that it will make them big.

In our modern culture, to be thin is to be beautiful and the media had played a great deal about that. Can't you imagine how Tom Cruise's wife, Katie Holmes shed off those pregnancy fat just after two weeks??? We know that women in Western cultures are willing to do quite dramatic and drastic things to effect weight loss. And in some cases, it is gravely dangerous.

In the news, there are few teenagers, especially in North America and Europe who lose their lives because of bad eating disorders. These teenagers just wanted to be like their idols --- to be thin as a stick and the belief that to be thin is to be very beautiful and very sexy.

On the other hand, celebrities like Victoria Beckham, always worry about their figure than his philandering husband. The question is: when is thin too thin? The obsession with weight, especially in the modelling industry is also very tremendous. What is the Model Killer? Answer: Dying To Be Thin.

So, when is thin too thin???? No one ever know.

5 comments:

Cathy said...

How can they find themselves attractive?

I just don't understand...

Lynn said...

ewww...mura na man na silag zombie oi. lol.

JeFf & NoVa said...

toink!!!!!!!! naigo jud ko ana ba. i am dying to be thin or at least loss some weigh as i'm obese for my height... its not balance to my height kasi kaya i have to be losing weighs, as my main problem? is to get rid of exist fats in my tummy area and my bukton [dont know the term] hehehehe... para naman that way, di ko murag sumo restler *grinned*

as for your comment:
do you have pic for your friend? i'm sure maganda rin siya kagaya ko... hehehehe...

mostly people would tell me the same thing like u did, i looked like somebody they know.... in short common jud kaayo akong hulagway....

have a great TGIF!!!

SPLICE AND DICE said...

If I remember it right, "plus size" women back in the Renaissance days were considered to be sexy. Today, with the influence of the mass media, to be sexy is to be thin.

I've always believed that being too thin is being anorexic.

Maya said...

You are so right on saying the the media plays a great deal with this thing. And the celebs do, too.

i don't know when this thinness will stop.