Curvy Girls In, Skinny Bitches Out

~~Haven’t you received the memo, Bucko? Curvy girls are In and Skinny Bitches are OUT.  Sort of what Heidi Kleim says in Project Runway:  “In fashion—one day you’re in and the next day you’re out.” Only she says it better with the German accent.

Anyway, that’s neither here or there…

Nobody wants to watch a skinny bitch with a skeletal torso strutting down the cat walk; nobody wants to observe ribs protruding and tummies sunk into the internal organs.  I think there are names for that:   Heroin Addicts, Meth Heads, and Girls Who Eat Lettuce and Stuff Fingers Down Throats.

No. No. No.

And another thing, we can’t stand a totalitarian telling us what we must like, or should like, or ESPECIALLY, what we lack. That is, unless you want your ass kicked to Timbuktu and back again.

Don’t even open your mouth.

So what’s got me on my soap box today?  I’ll tell you, Sistahs, and you know I’m dying to.  What’s got my undies in a twist is that Ralph Lauren, whom I thought was professional and principled, fired one of his models because she does not fit his imaging any longer.

      “We consider her an important part of our imaging and branding,” the designer said in a statement to the media. “We regret that our relationship has ended as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us.”

Her inability you dare say. What’s wrong, is she a size 5 now, Jerk?  Obviously, this designer is NOT a woman.

The 23-year-old-model, has worked for Lauren since she’s been 15; she is 5’10 and 120 pounds which adds up to an ideal size 4 or 5.  Are you kidding me?  But I guess she’s not thin enough for Mr. Lauren.

     Leslie Goldman, a body image expert, told NBC News: “The thought of this model being too fat is laughable. When you see her, she’s extremely tall and extremely thin. She has a perfect model’s body, but apparently not perfect enough.”

Here’s what inquiring minds want to know:  When will women be perfect enough, thin enough, good enough, and immaculate enough?  Seriously, if a model is getting fired for being too fat at a size 4, where does that leave the rest of us full figured gals, us Godiva loving chicks, us double dipper freaks? And more than that, what sort of message is this sending to our young girls, our unfortunate- body- image- obsessive girls?

     “There's no question younger girls are getting this message, says Murnen, who has studied this for 15 years.”We have done studies of grade-school girls, and even in grade 1, girls think the culture is telling them that they should model themselves after celebrities who are svelte, beautiful and sexy."—USA Today

Did she say SEXY?

Not only did Mr. Lauren and his shallow, one dimensional company fire Ms. Hamilton, but they also placed her head on this unnatural, grotesque body. And thank goodness, this is where Ms. Hamilton drew the line in the sand.

 

A digitally altered Ralph Lauren advertisement of model Filippa Hamilton and on the catwalk in New York (

         “I saw my face on this super-extremely skinny girl, which is not me. It makes me sad. It makes me think that Ralph Lauren wants to have this kind of image. It’s an American brand ... and it’s not healthy, and it’s not right.”  

Hellllo, not right?  It’s a damn disgrace.

Um, does it make you kind of wonder why we have a country of bulimia, anorexia, hopelessness, and depression?  Does it make you wonder why we have a Prozac generation, a distorted self image generation, a generation that assumes they will NEVER be reach the point of flawlessness or approval?

Exuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, THERE IS NO SUCH THING as perfection, and quite honestly, imperfection is much more fascinating.

     Kate White, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, said “I think women have to protest, and back it up, because sometimes women say they want real girls on the covers, but often those magazines don’t rate as well, and if you put a heavy celebrity on the cover, it may not sell as well,” White said. “Women have to complain and then back it up with their actions — with their pocketbooks.

As the saying goes “We can do so much more together than we can ever do apart.”  Can we come together with our actions and pocketbooks? 

Will you buy this magazine? Oh, yeah, that's me, honey!

Or this magazine?

The magazine you choose could save lives.  If you don't believe me, google bulimia and anorexia right now to get the stats.

   Last Note....  I loved this movie soooo much, please click here to experience true Women’s Empowerment  and Liberation…and I say Amen, Sisters. Amen.>>> Real Women Have Curves

Comments

In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.