Seems like nowadays most of the American population is obsessed with being skinny, skinny, skinny. Look at the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richey, Kate Bosworth, Kate Moss, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Kidman, Teri Hatcher, and the list goes on and on and on.....
What about the reality shows like Doctor 90210 - complete sleeze - which has made plastic surgery a staple and a complete necessity in today's society. If you don't have a flat stomach, they'll fix ya up. Don't worry about working out, eating right and taking care of yourself - it's no longer about that. In some circles it is, but not usually.
With stars and shows like these, girls can no longer feel secure w/ their own body types. They feel the need to go out and get breast enlargements, nose jobs, tummy tucks, liposuction, face lifts..... and everyone is always on a diet or on drugs. There are rumors that half of Hollywood is riding the horse (heroin), and let's not forget about the nose candy (cocaine).
Really, I don't think that I know one single person who isn't on a diet or hasn't been on a diet at some time in their life. Even small kids are getting into it. They see their mommies dieting all the time and obsessed w/ counting calories, so they naturally follow their lead.
All you see on magazine covers are super models and actresses/actors w/ rail thin bodies. Ok, sometimes you see chubby chicks, but it's not that often. These ppl are glamorized and everyone knows they live the high life, they always are happy (that's real life), are successful, have the best clothes - basically, they never want for anything... or is it that simple? I know it's made to look like that.
Even guys make it hard on women. They expect and want girls that are super thin because all their lives they've seen nothing but this, all the movie stars look like that, all the models look like that, and isn't that what life is all about?
And yes, there are those girls that make it hard on guys. I know many a girl that would never settle for a man who didn't work out and keep his muscles pumped up, drive the best car, have a killer job..... we all know the game.
What is the world turning to? Pink has a song called Stupid Girls. In the song and, especially, the video, she makes fun of the likes of Paris, Lindsay and Ashley Olsen. She's been criticized for this song and even called a hypocrite but, you know, Pink is all about empowering girls to be sexy and smart, and so am I.
What happened to a girl wanting to be President? Nowadays it seems that all ppl want is their 15 minutes of fame and they don't care how they get it as long as they get it. They think they have to look a certain way, dress a certain way and if they don't, well... life ends as they know it.
I wonder how many ppl realize that magazine covers are air brushed? If the model/actress has cellulite, you don't see it. If their tush sags, you don't see it. Hell, their teeth are even air brushed.
So... what do you do? Do you stop allowing your children to watch television? Do you hide them from these falsities and pretend it doesn't exist for the longest time possible and then hope that as they get older they aren't sucked into it? Or do you just allow this to penetrate the child's mind and become a cancer that eats away the very essence of their being?