Sunday, February 1, 2009

All this time we thought THEY were the enemies

Hear, hear:
"...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.

34 comments:

  1. The thing is, she's still fat.

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  2. Chicky is chunky thunk. And it's not the outfit schweetie. She gained weight, and looking at her just makes me crave a chicken thigh or two. And I HATE chicken.

    Alright, alright, I'm hating.

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  3. Beyonce is also fat! AND it's never the outfits.

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  4. Um, Piglet, we're roommates. I know it's you.

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  5. I think all cooks are fat too. Maybe she cooks. This is a good blog: http://smittenkitchen.com/

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  6. why are you trolling your own blog?

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  7. You know, this blog was so well written and I was on Jessica Simpson's side- she proudly embraced her obesity! However, I am very offended because she allowed herself to be photoshopped to showcase newer figure: http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/a-line/jessica-simpson-tells-all/180?nc

    B*tch please. That ain't you.

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  8. Well said Anonymous. Except the obesity part.

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  9. http://perezhilton.com/2009-05-11-is-jessica-simpson-pregnant

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  11. You guys should link to this on your own blog:
    http://justmarvy.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-thought-it-was-fitness-magazine.html

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  12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity

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  13. http://wonderwall.msn.com/music/jessica-simpsons-giant-purse-prompts-pregnancy-talk-1516044.story

    No comment needed.

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  14. http://perezhilton.com/2009-06-22-regrettable-but-true-jessica-simpson-officially-invading-television-again

    Apparently she's starting a new show about what people consider beauty. Isn't she obese? She can't even figure out what people consider beauty in her own country. So why is she an authority on this?

    Ridiculous

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  16. Just a thought: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images/2008-02/manuel-uribe-fattest-man-diet.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/worlds-fattest-man-lost-half-of-body-weight-on-low-carb-diet/&h=293&w=500&sz=31&tbnid=Wt-bx9jjwDnYwM:&tbnh=76&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfattest%2Bperson%2Bin%2Bthe%2Bworld&hl=en&usg=__2wQlR9lVo6lupnLiGiRnB0b4sio=&ei=zLmRStipEciRlAfkh9yYDA&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image

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  17. Just saying: http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGLS_enUS347US347&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=jessica+simpson,+fat

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  18. I am such a huge fan (no pun intended) of your blog but I must say that I am bothered by this article and the apparent lack of awareness of childhood obesity issues and how it manifests itself still as obesity in adults.

    Jessica Simpson is a woman that is clearly suffering from an eating disorder because she was so skinny in Dukes of Hazard (I didn't watch it but I saw her on the cover of a bootleg DVD being sold in a porno shop in Compton). How could she be so skinny there and then look as if she ate a sumo wrestler for breakfast and washed it down with a milkshake?

    Is this what America has come to?

    Support childhood obesity initiatives at www.stopjessica.org

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  19. I heard she ate herself.

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  20. It's tragic that she is claiming to be pregnant when we all know she's just fat: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/24/jessica-simpson-baby-bump_n_1028115.html?ir=Entertainment

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  21. I won an iphone. Text 5100 to get a free ipad

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  22. Love love the comments on this blog! Very well done!

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  23. Oh my god Piglet you're STILL trolling?

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  24. How low will someone go? She's claiming to be pregnant:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/31/jessica-simpson-pregnant-eric-johnson-expecting-baby_n_1068125.html

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  25. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/30/jessica-simpson-baby-bump-short-red-dress_n_1120595.html?ref=style&ir=Style

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  26. I hate that people used to be so mean to her. Because considering her current size, she clearly ate the version of herself featured in here. Then threw that version up and ate it again for dessert (with a scoop of ice cream.)

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  27. Lol January 15 Anonymous!

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  28. http://www.examiner.com/article/jessica-simpson-pays-more-lip-service-to-weight-loss-on-twitter

    I mean, daaaaaamn!!!!

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