posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:19 PM
I agree that the media hypes up anorexic, impossibly skinny women, and that it sets a bad precedent.
But what I've seen a lot on this thread is "They don't have the right idea about how women should look, I do, it is [insert poster ideal here]."
I guess this bothers me. I don't think women should look any certain way. I think people should treat their bodies with respect, and that if they
treat their bodies with respect and live a healthy lifestyle, then I respect whatever their body is. I would think a woman who is large but who bikes
and hikes all the time and eats good food would be just as attractive as a super skinny chick who also bikes and hikes all the time and eats good
food, because they are both treating their bodies with respect. Those models, they DON'T treat their bodies with respect. I think everyone should
just be who they are, not who anyone else wants them to be, whether it is TPTB that want them to be a certain way or if it's some random person on
ATS who wants them to be a certain way.
I also agree that intelligence is based more in environment and predetermined genetics, NOT the size of your waist.
Lastly, I want to say I am glad that we are able to have a civil discussion about women's bodies and that we are all accepting that women don't need
to be rail thin to be attractive. As seen from everyone's answers, everyone has a different idea of what they find beautiful - beauty is in the eye
of the beholder, and society has tried to make beauty be from THEIR eyes and not ours. We should trust what we believe to be beautiful and go with
that, not trust what other people perceive as beautiful and make that our idea of beautiful.