Here’s a news flash ~ Jessica Simpson has apparently given in to public bullying & yellow journalism and slimmed down to a size 8 by losing 10 pounds in two weeks.
Ohmigawd – when will this obsession with weight – women’s weight – STOP !
What was she – a 10 ????? Since when is size 10 a disgrace? Since when does it deserve public attention – clamor – furor ?
Easy – I’ll tell you – since the invention of the size ZERO !!!!!
Yep – I’d heard about the ostentatious ZERO, but since the only ZERO’s I pay attention to, is ZERO interest, ZERO penalties, and ZERO money owed on my library books – I’d never thought about it in terms of body size.
What does a naked female look like if she’s a size “O” or even a “OO” – anorexic ?
I hate seeing the length, breadth, and width of clavicle bones predominantly, (proudly ?), displayed on young people. That look looks best on a wiry, wizened, overly tanned, 90 year old, California muscle beach, beach bum !
Can you imagine selling a piece of clothing to a man in a size ZERO – no way in hell ! Every man has the words “8 inches” imprinted in his psyche. ZERO doesn’t exit for a man.
I don’t even understand the concept of clothing sized at ZERO – what size comes before it ?
I don’t know if ‘teen sizes exist any more, but I found this “Big Girl” size chart on the web; I think it’s the sizes for girls from 7 to 14 years old or so.
|Big Girls||S / 7||S / 8||M / 10||M / 12||L / 14||XL / 16|
But – what size – really – comes before ZERO ? At Banana Republic, it’s DOUBLE ZERO !!!
On the women’s size chart at Banana Republic ~ the smallest pants/jeans size is “OO” with a waist of 23 inches and hips at 33 inches.
So – if your teenybopper, (is that still a word?), has a 23 inch waist, but happens to be hippy – she could wind up in a pair of jeans sized ZERO ZERO!
Is that what mothers want their daughters to be nowadays ?
Or do mothers want to be that size ? Only movie star mothers ? Only movie stars ? Only celebrities ?
I don’t know how much Ms. Simpson weighs at the moment, but most recently the web has her weight at around 103 lbs and her height at 5’3.”
In a women’s size 8 to 10, that’s about 28/29 waist and 38/39 hip; a beautiful female silhouette.
No matter what height & weight chart you use – 103 lbs at 5’3″, is on the low side of average.
Jennifer Lopez, w/a 26-inch waist and a 38-inch hip, would have to cut and sew a size 4 jean and a size 8 jean together at the hip line; another beautiful female silhouette.
But let’s cut to the chase, my question is ~ if we’re encouraging females to believe that thinner, smaller, narrower bodies, with enhanced breasts and surgically reconstructed facial features are acceptable, ordinary, or the ideal – and we promote the removal of pubic hair w/Brazilian, French, or Bikini waxing – who the HELL are the males making love with ?
You make very good points. I was a chunky or husky kid, since I got clothing from Sears. Size 14 as a kid. Starved myself, and other things, in high school and college and was a size 10. After my son was born and my ex left, because I couldn’t shed the weight fast enough, I got down to a size 4 for all of two weeks. Over the years it has crept back up. I can not live on three yogurts a day and still walk around without tearing people’s heads off. I don’t know how the celebutards do it. Crack maybe?
Kate Rawlins said:
A friend of mine, who wears at least a size 10, paid to have her 25 yr old daughter lipo-ed DOWN from a size 4 to a 2 ! It’s a shame we can’t turn fat into brain cells – ????
Thanks Red – I love to learn new things – this one is a soooooooooo true – Celebutard ~ http://www.nypost.com/seven/01252009/postopinion/opedcolumnists/celebutards_151694.htm