...I am talking about the media's bastardization of the ideal of female beauty. In the days of the great masters of the Renaissance, women of beauty were depicted as full-figured, full-bosomed and wide-bottomed, with a glass of wine in one hand and a bunch of grapes in the other, in case you didn't get the point.
Now, the only women that can be considered "hot" are size zeros or less. No hips, no curves, no bountiful bosoms allowed. More girl-ish, than woman-ish (and you wonder why the entirety of the Hollywood/MSM remains in full-throated support of Roman Polanski?). Should some young late-teen/early 20's starlet put on ten pounds as they are filling out from an adolescent (girl's) figure to an adult (woman's) figure, they are pilloried by the media as becoming "fat", complete with unflattering photos taken while said starlet shleps in sweats to grab the morning paper.
And thus, we have a generation of women who are attuned to a body style that is both unnatural, and, to many men, unattractive...
But perhaps something is beginning to slowly change here. Recently, Christina Aguilera showed up at a Micheal Jackson tribute concert looking some 15-odd pounds heavier, and the knives, as usual, came out. The ugly and miserable Kelly Osbourne, on E!'s 'Fashion Police' show, went for the Aguilera's throat:
"Maybe she is just becoming the fat b---- she was born to be. I don't know. She was a c--- to me. And she bought my house!" Osbourne ranted.
Jeez, Kelly, didn't you used to be quite rotund until about fifteen minutes ago? Regardless, Christina responded with maturity and grace:
"I've been in this (business) for a long time. I came out on the scene when I was 17 years old. You can never be too much of anything. You can never be too perfect, too thin, too curvy, voluptuous, this, that. I've been on all sides of the spectrum as far as any female in this business...
"As long as I'm happy in my own skin, that's all I need. I'm happy with where I'm at. I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body.
Which promptly shut up the nay-sayers, and left the few remaining haters looking and sounding meaner and bitchier than usual. Look at Christina then, and now. Which body does a mature male enjoy better? And is it surprising which figure a depraved, pedophile-choked Hollywood prefers?
PLUS Magazine is fighting the media's skinnier-is-better meme as well, by graphically illustrating what a runway model looks like next to a more nornally sized/shaped women:
Most runway models meet the body mass index criteria for anorexia, according to an editorial pictorial in the January issue of PLUS Model magazine.
Twenty years ago, the average fashion model weighed 8 percent less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23 percent less, it said...
These statistics accompany nude photos of a plus-size model, who in some images is entwined with a nude runway model.
The editorial — intended to be revealing in both senses — is aimed at the fashion industry, but its immediate audience is ordinary women who are increasingly dissatisfied by fashion’s unwillingness to market to them, the magazine said.
Half of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller, it said.
And I am sure that Barack and Michelle's jihad against "obesity" isn't helping, as the government's standards for "overweight" are akin to a size/shape that most of us would be more than thrilled to possess...
It seems as if the fight against Hollywood's, and the media's, warped and perverted standard of beauty has begun. Not to mention the push-back against the Obamas' obsessive desire to force every American down to what they feel is their ideal body mass. "Normal" girls are taking to the cameras, and showing us what real beauty is all about: Full figures, curves, and wide faces with ear-to-ear smiles. And your average guys - who are actually less worried about who they'll be photographed with and more concerned about getting their both hands on some serious "T", and "A" - are going to start clamoring for more.
What will the media/Hollywood complex do? Can they bear to admit that the waif-like, child-like, skeletal figures they find so alluring are not in line with what the average American sees as beautiful? Or will they just turn the hate up to 11? After all, they have their pedophilia to deal with...
I know what I am going to do: Compare and contrast.
Would you rather have this: