Today I was comfortably on the couch watching Mythbusters with my brother. It was a very exciting episode, we were going to see Kari in a swimsuit. Kari is a sexy girl, and we were both very happy. Him, because he was going to see Kari in a swimsuit, and me, because I was going to know how much Kari weights. This was petty of me, I won't try to deny it, and this is maybe why karma turned against me and, as I admired Kari's mindblowing skeleton's swimsuit, I heard these words coming out of my brother's mouth: "She looks better with clothes on."
Well, Kari is a fit, healthy and undeniably sexy woman, not to mention she happened to weight about the same as I do, and I quickly decided I was deeply offended, and horribly depressed. But only for a minute.
The fashion and "health" industry is putting pressure in all of us women. We turn on the tv and we see biologically impossibly gorgeous women with perfect butts and hips and legs and stomachs, and we can't help to, shamelessly, feel the need to compare to the sexy but believable-looking girl on Mythbusters who is bravely going to announce her weight on worldwide tv. And it makes us run, and it makes us lift weight, and it makes us sweat like crazy and, in some cases, it makes us very very sad, very very unhealthy, and very very sick.
But, girls!, we're not the only ones losing track of what being a woman means! If my brother can say Kari looks better with her clothes on, if I've heard often in the past the thoughtless comment that "you girls don't look as good at the beach", or the sad confession that "my girlfriend has a disappointing body", then I can say it too: Manly man like their women naked.
Call me old fashion.
If women are not to have a trace of fat on their bodies so they are sociably acceptably perfect enough, then men are to be rude, grunting creatures whose only thoughts when contemplating a naked woman are about very quickly grabbing her boobs. The high pressure of society for woman to be slim and perfect is ruining something that was beautiful about men: their love for women. They are getting caught in the high standards of the fashion industry and forgetting about the charming innocence of their neanderthalistic natures.
"Naked woman. Boobs."
Angry, I am turning this on men and stating, I will always choose the men who thinks Kari looks better with her clothes off. Because if a woman should look like Miranda Kerr, then this is what a man should be.
Say Kari looks better with her clothes on again, and I'll call you a libidoless excuse for a man.