|Super Skinny Women On the Fashion Runways|
This was supposed to be a rant. It would have been a good one, too, if I had kept my focus.
In fact, I was on the road to Feminist Rantsville over pictures of emaciated women that make me gasp, like the ones above.
Then I got sidetracked. Happens a lot.
As I looked for an appropriate picture for the post, I viewed a number of thin women from Jennifer Aniston to Victoria Beckham to supermodels like those featured in the picture above.
The more I looked, the more fascinated I became. I even got sucked in and found myself thinking, 'I wonder how long it would take to get that thin?'
Me, an avid student of 'The Beauty Myth' and 'When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies.'
I know, Bad Feminist! Bad Feminist!
Inner Critic has never been happier.
B-man and I talked about this, even though I was embarrassed to tell him I had been lured into thin thoughts.
He pointed out that many of the male models in his Esquire magazine are also very thin. We looked at his most recent issue and quickly went from 'ewww' to 'huh, interesting.'
As we opened our minds, I had to wonder, what is the line between thin and Too Thin?
And what is it about being thin that attracts us?
For me, it represents power and control.
And also freedom.
During my thinner times I have felt, if not happier, certainly more energized. And, of course, it's wonderful to wear anything in any style at any time.
The power thing? Maybe it's all in my head.
But today, instead of finding my inner rant, I found myself jonesing to be thin.
Don't tell anyone.
Photo from blog.modelmanagement.com