Monday, October 29, 2012

Why I'm Off Fashion Magazines

Today, I want to talk about this. Because this is why I'm no longer prepared to buy and read one particular fashion magazine.

Yeah, I really did see this in one of the most known fashion magazines in the UK. Seriously. There are several HUNDRED things wrong with this but first and foremost, can I just say. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK? 

I'm going to be honest and say, right now, me and my body are not having a harmonious relationship. It doesn't look, feel or behave quite how I would like it to just at present, and I know that for some people, it's a difficulty they have to face every single day- whether through illness (mental or physical), disability or through lacking confidence in themselves or their body image. I'm fortunate in that I know what I can- and am doing to improve this relationship, but reading things like this in the press, it reminds me that as a society, we have a seriously long way to go in improving general attitudes to how we view our bodies and their functions. 

Firstly- why should we want to make ourselves look smaller? There are a lot men and women who would gladly gain a few kilos. For health reasons, and those who are slender, who prefer the idea of a more curvaceous figure. So Fash mag, screw your ideals. 

Secondly- Er buy my clothes a size up so they don't fit properly? Purposely spend money on something that might provide me with a one season wonder look and then wonder why on earth I have a wardrobe full of clothes that I would just LOVE if only they fit properly... Yeah, great. Really savvy. 

Thirdly- WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK. Yes, I'm still wondering who on this earth thought it would be ok to promote women trying to make themselves look smaller. As someone who spent so many years hearing others speak untruths of me that I started to believe those untruths, the continued bombardment of any kind of negative message such as this one, has GOT to be a bad thing? 

One of the many things I like about blogging- and reading blogs across a huge variety of areas, themes, topics and personalities, is that I get a healthy mix of opinions and images. I love that I see beautiful women with varying styles, shapes, outlooks and opinions every day. So... everyone needs to be smaller- yeah, not today thanks. 

I'd really like to hear your thoughts on this. Hit me with your opinions folks. 

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