Most of the images surrounding us show impossible women, unhealthy women, women that take up minimal space.
And women who must spend the majority of their time, energy, and money on their appearance.
She had been a perfectly normal-sized girl — not the slightest bit overweight — but she was suddenly afraid that if she ate anything, she would become a cow.About eight or nine years ago, I dated a woman for a few months who was a model. She had a lovely face and a perfectly proportioned and perfectly sized body. This physically perfect woman was a “plus-size model.” Since I don’t pay attention to fashion or to modeling, I hadn’t consciously realized until then just how insane the world of modeling had become. And I didn’t realize just how warped most women’s images of their own bodies have become.I’m thinking about this today because of publicity from a story in Plus Model magazine about the difference in size between mainstream models and plus-size models.The magazine argues that models small enough to work in mainstream modeling meet the definition of anorexic.I don’t know about that, but I do know that I almost find those waifs attractive.