twiggy of lizzi?

Vandag se Rapport het ‘n foto van ‘n model wat nie soos jou tipiese model lyk nie.  EN GOED SO OOK!  Ek het al lankal ‘n groot pyn met die beeld wat die media aan ons voorhou van hoe ‘n vrou behoort te lyk, sonder om ook vir ons te vertel van die pyne waardeur daai modelle gaan om so te lyk.   Uiteindelik kom die boodskap deur – nie almal hoef soos Twiggy te lyk nie.   

Die lyf wat die wêreld aan die gons het...magie en al:

Rapport, Sondag 06/09/2009

En blykbaar het Lizzi Miller in trane uitgebars oor die reaksie omdat sy haar lewe lank gesukkel het om “maer” te wees.  Hoeveel jong meisies gaan nie deur dieselfde “pyne” nie.  Nee wat, ek;s ewe opgewonde hieroor soos die miljoene vroue. 

Lees die oorspronklike artikels hier: “The Inquisiter” , Glamour Tydskrif.

Ons mans – ok, EK – hou nie noodwendig van die Twiggy-lyf nie.  Meer nog, hoe kan ons mans ons vrouens kritiseer oor hulle gewig as ons self (dikwels noodgedwonge a.g.v. die ouderdom), al hoe meer sukkel om die maag te vermy?  Ek kan my altyd verkyk aan die paartjies op die strand – ronde bierpens met die maerste amper-model lyfie aan sy sy, en 2 kinders wat in die vlak water speel.  EN dikwels, hoor ek, is dit hulle mans wat hulle “druk” om so gou as moontlik weer daai 22-jarige lyfie terug te kry na die baba. 

En jy meneer bierpens?  Nee wat, ek glo aan gesond leef; gebalanseerd leef; en …, wel hierdie blog som dit vir my op!  Lees gerus hier…

 

Recently in large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin, and tanned woman appeared in the window of a gym. The poster read:

 THIS SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?

Lizzie Miller

Lizzie Miller

 A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern:

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Barren Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia . Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Besides that, Mermaids don’t exist.  If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crises.  Are we fish or human?

They don’t have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them not to mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don’t have kids either. Let’s not forget to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want to be a whale.

P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a coffee with my friends. With time we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren’t heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, my gosh, look how smart I am!

 

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2 responses to “twiggy of lizzi?

  1. I’ve always been a fan of plus-size models! There’s a great site with many images of plus-size models here:

    http://www.judgmentofparis.com/

    They’re all gorgeous.

    The site’s forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

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