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!!

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