November 16, 2011

Healthy.


So there is this quote out there by Kate Moss that says, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." I've always hated that quote and when I see people using that quote it breaks my heart. Really? Am I the only one that finds this completely awful? I think it is the most conceited, naive thing someone could say. I adore Kate Moss. I think she is absolutely beautiful and has done so much for the world of fashion. I also think she is an awful role model for young girls. I am so incredibly glad that someone changed the quote to, "Nothing looks as good as healthy feels." I have plenty of friends who are just skinny and always will be no matter what they eat. But that is completely different than purposely aiming towards a weight that is unhealthy for you.

I have a huge issue with the media and distorted images. I wrote a fifteen page research paper on the subject last year and it's something I've always been passionate about. The media will do anything to bring you down. You're never perfect enough. Sometimes Pinterest makes me physically sick because of all the skinny advertising going on. You want to know how all the high fashion models are that skinny? They are fourteen years old, that's how. They haven't even developed yet. That's why models, excluding Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated models, don't model past the age of twenty. They gain curves, because curves are normal. Curves, are healthy.

Don't get me wrong, I also have an issue with obesity. I think that obesity is just as bad as an eating disorder. They are both completely unhealthy. And I am by no means healthy. But telling someone that, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels," is directly telling someone to develop an eating disorder. I am a firm believer that anorexia and bulimia are diseases. It may start off as someone just deciding to not eat, but it turns into being incapable of eating. I hate when people don't realize that what their loved one is going through is an actual disease.

Parents, especially mothers, need to realize the effect they have on their daughters. They pick up everything. Be careful what you say around them. Also, try to remember that most, if not all, of the images put out by the media are distorted. The things you can do on Photoshop are disgusting. The video below was done by Dove. It shows just how sick our world can be.

Anyway. That was my little rant for the night. If I see one more person quote Kate Moss on that I might lose my mind.


2 comments:

  1. I'm sixteen and I think this is so true. Honestly, the best thing a mother can do for her daughter is to love herself and appreciate her body and aim to be healthy. I really dislike how my own mother thinks she is ugly, and I think she is beautiful. It is something that I never want to put into the mind of my future daughter/son. Being a good role model and accepting yourself will teach them to accept themselves. I love my body, all 6'1 and a half of it, and I want my future children to love theirs too.

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  2. The media makes all of us think we aren't skinny enough, we aren't tall enough, we aren't tan enough. It's such a lovely thing when a person is just HAPPY in THEIR body!

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