I haven’t touched the PC since Sunday so it’s going to take me a few days to catch up with everyone.
I miss youse guys.
I have a sinus something/head something/chest has pebbles in it thingie that is kicking my butt. It is making me so wacky that I would swear the brain tumor has moved and is about to kill me but I’m just not that lucky.
I shall recover.
Now – anyone with their priorities in the right order knows that it doesn’t matter how you feel.
All that matters is how you look.
Just ask fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Kreepy Karl responded to the news that a popular German fashion magazine was going to replace professional models with “real” women by saying …
"No one wants to see curvy women,"
"You've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly."
"Nobody wants to see a round woman."
As you can clearly see from this recent photo Karl knows what’s beautiful …
Who the hell put Andy Rooney’s head on Michael Jackson’s body?
Does this asshat own a mirror?
Or does his reflection not appear?
Personally I’m sick to death of all this talk about women and their size …
Real or model
0 or 14
It is one more way for women to judge themselves – and each other - too harshly.
I think the criticism of skinny models is as outrageous as the marginalization of larger women.
And long before we women start bashing men and magazines about this crap we need to check ourselves.
I sat with a group of new moms the other day and all they did was obsess over how much baby weight they had gained and now had to lose. And they trash talked those who weren’t there. My favorite comment was …
”She thinks she can lose the weight and keep the boobs. Guess she’ll have to get them done”
This is the crap I burned bras and smashed my head against the glass ceiling for?
So we could take giant steps backwards to a place where women hated other women based on their looks.
I’ll need a whole ‘nother post to cover the ‘Cult of Mommy Hood’ that I have become aware of. Good Lord !!!! Cows give birth - quit acting like you discovered the cure for cancer.
But I digress
Women should love themselves for …
Their accomplishments. Their spirit. Their strength. Their whatever it is that makes them special and happy.
Hell - men love themselves if they remember to put the toilet seat down.
And please stop buying into paternalistic ad campaigns.
If you buy Dove products because you think they care about you or your daughter’s self esteem you are so sadly mistaken. Take a look at their parent company Unilever and the other brands they market. Take a look at their ad agency Ogilvy and Mather and see some of the crap they hawk.
The age old marketing trick of first creating a problem so that you can then sell a solution to it.
You want your daughter to have self-esteem? Read a book together. Go to a museum together. Ask her how she feels.
You certainly don’t need to sign a self-esteem pledge while shampooing your hair together.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
and for all those women who feel the need to trash talk other women I add another quote from Ms. Roosevelt …
”Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people”
you can read more about Karl Lagerfeld's statements here