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The Fashion Industry is Trying to Kill Me!

I don’t understand the desirability of the leg gap. A friend of mine who is black and thin told me she was teased relentlessly as a kid. The bullies said that her leg gap indicated that she was “experienced” because there was room for … erm … company. Strangely, white people seem to think that same leg gap is something to work for. To starve for.

This woman is simply too skinny. Unless she is 13. And even then...

This woman is simply too skinny. Unless she is 13. And even then…

This is what women should aspire to look like in jeans! Beautiful!!

This is what women should aspire to look like in jeans! Beautiful!!

The following shorts photo is pretty extreme. I find the image deeply upsetting, and hard to look at. The model’s thigh bone is showing. Why is anyone okay with emaciation, let alone celebrating it? The message I receive when I see photos like these is that my society wants me, as a woman, to suffer and die. I won’t be pretty until I am unhealthy. Being a woman with curves is bad, and punishable.

This woman's thigh bone is jutting out. She should be hospitalized, not photographed!

This woman’s thigh bone is jutting out. She should be hospitalized, not photographed!

This woman is so sexy that I almost blush looking at this photo. LOVE her!!

This woman is so sexy that I almost blush looking at this photo. LOVE her!!

The Fashion Industry Is Trying To Kill Me

First, we have a ravenous model showing women how we are supposed to look in underwear. Shame on those of us who have eaten more than a cigarette and a spoonful of crack in the last month…

very thin, sick model

Death Camp Chic

This is a beautiful, healthy young woman. This what we should aspire to…

If I were a dude, I'd prefer this woman. She's beautiful!

If I were a dude, I’d prefer this woman. She’s beautiful!

The Fashion Industry Is Trying to Kill Me: Simply Chic

I found this photo on Pinterest with the title: Simply Chic.

"Simply Chic"???? She's a child!

“Simply Chic”???? She’s a child!

“Simply Chic.”??? — How old is this little girl? 12? Maybe 13? You think I’m exaggerating? Check her nose. She still has her baby nose. That is a little girl. And she was hired, dressed, and made up by adults to help define chic. It’s not chic. It’s sick.

The Fashion Industry Is Trying To Kill Me

I used to keep a blog by this title. In it I posted links to articles about 20 year old girls stepping off fashion runways and dying of heart attacks. I stopped posting for a while. But the media is still telling me that my best look is emaciated famine victim. I disagree. So I juxtapose 2 images against each other to remind myself what true feminine beauty looks like.

Today’s installment:

Erdem Wilhemina 3/4-Sleeve Floral Sheath Dress ($840 at Neiman Marcus)

Erdem Sheath ($840 at Neiman Marcus)

Neiman Marcus shows me that if I stop eating and bathing for six months, I too can be worthy of this expensive Erdem (which sounds a little like “murder” when read backwards) dress.

Or…

Fuzzi, Sizes 14-24 ($595) at Saks

Fuzzi, Sizes 14-24 ($595 at Saks)

Saks Fifth Avenue shows me that if I keep eating a healthy diet, exercise, and lay off the heroine, I can embrace my curves and look like a beautiful woman in this expensive Fuzzi dress.