Sunday, October 07, 2012
This article in Allure Magazine has me cringing in despair.
Go ahead and read it:
I am a big proponent of acceptance in our own bodies. Even when society doesn't love your body, it is your responsibility to respect yourself. To stand up for yourself. To find what makes you a good person, to find your own contribution to society and DO IT! But here, we have 2 pages of an overweight woman lamenting about how being fat has set her back. She couldn't follow her dreams, she couldn't have the life she wanted, she was victimised.
I appreciate the advice she gave her daughter - There are many reasons to not like someone - and their appearance is not one of them- but do you think that she sounded like a wounded soldier? It was so defensive. And sad.
It makes me sad that fatness is a disease we have to pray against our children. Good heavens- I thought the feminist movement was further a long than to assume that myself worth is tied into the number of men who find me sexually desirable.
What did you think of the piece? I'd love to hear your (even conflicting) opinions if you have one. So share away!