Source: Coco & Creame
I recently read an article titled Thinspo: The Role of Fashion Bloggers in the Pro-Ana Movement (link above). Having been on tumblr and followed health and fitness tumblrs, what sometimes gets through to my feed are pictures of backs with ribs protruding, unhealthy images of women who are so bony and unhealthy it makes you wonder - why do girls as young as 12 want to look like this?
This great article brought up the topics of Fashion Bloggers being the new models for the 'ideal' body type. In the back of my mind over the last couple of years I have had this on-going rant regarding the 'ideal body' of our society, and how models have to be a size 6-8 (0-2 US) with a 24" waist to even be considered.
There's this overall obsession with thinness, rather than health, and many are so eager to get there they go to extreme measures - going on the diets that cut out complete food groups; eating only cabbage soup for a month, you've heard them all. Why is it that in our society, you have to be a particular ideal? Tall, and as thin as a rack?
So why is it that we are so obsessed with thin rather than fit? When I go into my gym and do a class - there are women there of all shapes and sizes. Short & muscular, tall & lanky, average & average. They're all there for a reason - to be fit and healthy. Don't go to extreme measures just to fit into the cage of 'ideal'. Everyone is beautiful, no matter what shape or size. Confidence is key.
What do you think about the article? Let me know in the comments!