The magazine argues that models small enough to work in mainstream modeling meet the definition of anorexic.
I don’t know about that, but I do know that I almost find those waifs attractive.
If you agree with me, I hope you’ll take the time to let the normal-sized women in your life know that you appreciate them not being anorexic and not trying to be something they’re not.
About eight or nine years ago, I dated a woman for a few months who was a model. She had a lovely face and a perfectly proportioned and perfectly sized body. This physically perfect woman was a “plus-size model.” Since I don’t pay attention to fashion or to modeling, I hadn’t consciously realized until then just how insane the world of modeling had become. And I didn’t realize just how warped most women’s images of their own bodies have become.
I’m thinking about this today because of publicity from a story in Plus Model magazine about the difference in size between mainstream models and plus-size models.
What I’ve become sure of is that women have very distorted images of their body size today.
Is it from the anorexic girls they see presented to them as the examples of what women should look like? I’m just sure that the truth has become distorted beyond hope in many of them.
I’ll bet most women would instinctively prefer to be the size 0, if they’re honest. For what it’s worth, I have to tell you that if that is what you would like for yourself, you’re seeking to be something that most guys in real life don’t want.
And if you happen to be that attractive woman I spoke of in the third example above, I hope you’ll realize that you’re perfect the way you are — at just the size you are.
She wasn’t eating anything and she seemed to become obsessed with her size.
She had been a perfectly normal-sized girl — not the slightest bit overweight — but she was suddenly afraid that if she ate anything, she would become a cow.
Not the women who appear to have just been released from concentration camps. In the UK, women like Nigella Lawson are drooled over. That said, I know one or two women who are slender as a willow-wand yet highly attractive. Just telling a woman she’s attractive isn’t enough. The average American is exposed to 3,000 images of women per day.