It is about time some women have a good body image

March 25, 2008 at 12:36 pm 1 comment

I had to share this article with you this morning from the New York Times on research showing feminists are more likely to be open-minded about weight in females.

So what they are saying is that feminists are not taken in by the insidious drive to make all women look like they have figures of little boys instead of how nature created them – with curves and strategically placed bumps? Guilty as charged.

Why is this so shocking? Feminists reject all social expectations placed on women that force them into unrealistic roles and to happily swallow the ideology of patriarchal rule.

Could it be that feminists have more self esteem and therefore do not see the need to cater to this damaging image of so-called beauty? Or could it be that feminists simply understand that men had better like women for who they really are or they will be shown the door?

Either way it is obvious that it is feminists who have their heads on straight about this issue. Meanwhile, the rest of the world’s women continue to do anything they can to please their patriarchal masters – even starve themselves.

I’m not worried though, I believe women will see true equality within my lifetime if we just keep up the good fight.

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  • 1. Premanjali  |  May 25, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Yet another interesting post! 🙂

    Totally understadn from where u r coming from…

    It is the Television and the whole model and film industyr and what is being portrayed as “beauitful”..

    So much so even the fashion desginers don’t cater for the “big” woman or the so called “ugly” women…

    Even barbie…which is one of the first few dolls given to children to play with is the biggest bad influence on the way a child looks at “beauty” and “women”…i think if i remember reading it correct somewhere…if barbie is blown to a full size women she would make the most unrealistic figurine…

    Wonder when the media will start feeding the society with what is defined as “beautiful women”…

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