Favorite – Let’s End Fat Talk
The Succulent Wives are taking a little (very little) time off this summer. While we are still actively working on bringing you new content and ideas every week, we have also decided to bring back some of our favorite posts from the archives, those that are still timely, relevant, useful and that deserve to be revisited. Thanks for allowing us to recharge. We promise that we will be coming back with more new ideas and recommendations for cool stuff than you’ll know what to do with…
By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife
Why is it taking soooooo long for us to see a change in this. I wrote about this 2 ½ years ago and there has been a little progress but still far from enough… The distorted “ideal” body that the marketing machine is feeding down our throats affects all age groups. As a result, poor body image is a problem that plagues many young women. That’s just another complicated issue to deal with when you’re a teenager. But, it’s not just the young ones. I can tell you that, as a 49 year old, there is not a day that I haven’t thought about my weight, about the fact that my thighs and waist should be smaller. Not a single day day. And I know that it’s not just me. My peers are equally malcontent with their bodies. Beautiful, well-functioning, healthy bodies that happen to have curves not endorsed by Vogue Magazine. We are spending our energy in the wrong places.
We saw young Julia Bluhm create a successful petition campaign to demand that Seventeen Magazine show unretouched, unmanipulated photos of the girls on its pages. And we are seeing fashion brands incorporating more realistic body types and a variety of ages in their advertising campaigns. But it’s a slow, peddling through molasses slow, process.
Let’s team up, make some noise and for the good of all of us, Let’s End Fat Talk. START HERE.