Daily Wrap-Up – The Media and Women

August 13, 2007 at 9:00 pm (Rant)

So, I think that I’m going to do a small daily wrap-up every day that I remember to. I think it will help inspire thought and help me to improve my writing. I may also pick a random topic and rant about that. Anyway, here we go.

There are a lot of things that really piss me off, but there are a few that really get me ticked. One of those things is the fact that the media makes women think they have to look a certain way to look good. That they have to be anorexic to be accepted. That they have to dress in so little clothes that there is nothing left to imagine.

It just annoys me when %90 of the women, or small girls for that matter, that I talk to always mention that they are fat, and need to stop eating, or that they haven’t eaten in days. It makes me wonder how people in the media can live with themselves. Small girls are starving themselves because they feel like they need to to fit in. Some of them look like Ethiopians but think that they are too fat. You know, I don’t think I’ll ever understand why this is accepted, and people are not jailed for teaching women and children this horrible lifestyle.

I leave you with this.

If you are a guy, please tell someone they are too skinny today, and then tomorrow, and then every day after that for the rest of your life, until this problem stops. You might even save the life of a girl who makes herself throw up after every meal, and is on the verge of starvation. Tell her she looks beautiful, and make her feel special, because she most likely is.

If you are a girl, and one with a problem of course, please go eat something. I beg you, just go do it, you’ll feel better, and you may be less dizzy. You might actually feel good for once. If a guy can’t accept you for who you are, no matter what you look like, then that isn’t the guy you should be with. You should feel good about yourself no matter how you look. Stop listening to the media. Start listening to the little voice inside your head telling you what you know is true. “You look good just the way you are, and there’s no need to change.”



  1. vjack said,

    Mississippi atheist here, so I can relate to what you are going through. If you want some added visibility for your blog, consider joining the Atheist Blogroll. See http://tinyurl.com/22mq6s

  2. Nicest Girl said,

    Good to see you on the atheist blogroll. ^_^ It’s a nice place to let you know you’re not alone.

    About this post, perhaps it wouldn’t be best to tell a girl she’s “too skinny”. That’s counterproductive as some women are naturally very skinny and can also be self-conscious about it. Telling someone they are beautiful just the way they are is a good start, though. :)

  3. Martin R said,

    Hear, hear! The skinny female ideal is nuts. Hardly any straight men like emaciated waifs. I blame gay fashion designers. And women themselves are really perpetrating this stuff on each other through dieting culture. Me, I often tell my petite wife that she’s currently hot as hell yet I wouldn’t mind if she gained 20 pounds. It’s all about them curves.

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