"...there is one little nuance that the marketers forgot (perhaps intentionally?). Women don't get thin for men. We get thin for other women. We know that men like a few lady lumps. And yet we pursue perfect thinness. Not because it makes us more sexually desirable - often it has the opposite effect -- but because it makes us the Alpha Female. We're competitive like that. "So there you go. We as women are incorrectly perceived as being neurotic about our body image because of a desire to attract males. Yet it is more accurate to peg these neuroses as mostly coming from our need to keep the sharks at bay: Fellow women who are the first to nitpick, attack, and put down. Need we pretend anymore? Case in point numero two: Jessica Simpson shows up for some performance looking extra padded and then everyone on the internets goes nuts, and by everyone, I mean women. And a few men who are just dumb. Now Jessica Simpson is a bad example because there's so little love where she's concerned, and I think everyone just loves when she falls flat on her face. But still. Her only crime was the outfit:
She looks beautiful, and I'm sure the men would agree. Need she really be crucified? So ladies, lay off.