Yay for two rants in one week!
I am a plus sized woman. I am not necessarily pleased with this, but I am not the kind to hide myself behind baggy clothes or stop going out. I am still an attractive woman, and I would rather be my size, than the skeletal size of most of todays's starlets.
I love seeing 'plus sized model' articles. I think its so important to highlight the beauty of every size, and its wonderful when I see a feature of the best. I won't say people my size are always healthy, or unhealthy. But we're raising a generation of women who are terrified to find themselves in the plus sized section, who cover themselves, and lose their spark the moment it happens.
That said, I read an article tonight, "The Hottest Women in the World, Plus Sized Edition". And it just about blew my damn mind. I am not above admitting I have a list of girl crushes almost as long as my guys. At the very top of that list? Christina Hendricks. That woman is beauty personified. The only thing more beautiful than her skin and eyes...is her body. She is HEALTHY. She's got a gorgeous face, that leads on to an unbelievable bust, and amazing hips. If I could steal one body in Hollywood, it'd be hers. But she is NOT plus sized. And yet she topped this so-called 'Plus Sized List'. And as I went down the list, I realized something. I have been looking at these models, and admiring them...but in most cases, they're only healthy. Seeing a woman in a pair of jeans, with some actual heft to herself...seeing her with an actual hip to jut to one side, or an actual ass....does not actually make a woman overweight, or plus sized.
We sit around and drool over Marylin Monroe. She fluctuated, like every other woman on earth, but she spent time as a size 12. And no one sat around calling her a cow. Because that was healthy. Its insane the standards we're placing on women today, while still loving the curvy, healthy women of yesteryear.
Moving on! Here is the article in question: CRAAAZY
I will admit, a couple girls on there actually ARE plus sized. Mia Tyler for one. But Christina? America Ferrera? She hasn't been 'plus sized' since those Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies. Its just a shit list, of beautiful women being harped on for being healthy. I love how the writer starts off by saying that men hate ribs...I've known those men, I am dating one of those men, and am friends with others (including the other person in my life who wants Christina Hendricks
) and they don't call these women plus sized, fat, whatever.
I think its hilarious, that when a man gets as thin as the highest ranked women out there, the media freaks out and asks what happened. But no one worries about the girls until they look like Rachael Zoe....and even then, you get a quick 'OMG LOOK' and then she's left to starve herself a little bit more.
...you know what? I'm done. Usually rants calm me down, and this is just making me more pissed off. In conclusion: There is a fucking grey area between skeleton and fatty, and its called healthy. And Christina Hendricks is fucking hot. Other than that, I give up.