I know there are real people with real problems in the world, but two I'd really like to do something about are- 1)Not having enough hot water for me to take a shower and Scrunch to take a bath within an hour of each other with hot water to spare. And 2) The new Victoria Secret campaign I saw last week.They both make me want to climb back in bed and not get out.
I've never been fat. Eight months pregnant is the biggest I've ever been in my life. So hate me. But I'm not uber-thin either. Just because I'm not fat doesn't mean I look down at my body and think, "Oh, baby. I am a hottie with a body." Um, no. I still think, "I need to get into the sun. If I'm really tan my vericose veins don't show as much." "My toes are really, really weird." Sure, there are things (like my boob size) that I'd like to change. My double chin more than my boob size, but I don't think about it all the time. I've accepted that I'm a chick and no matter what, there will be things about myself I'd like to change.
What bothers me about the new Victoria Secret campaign. Are you friggin kidding me? I don't have body image distortion and it still makes me want to puke up everything I just ate for dinner. "I Love My Body"? No shit. If I looked like that I might hug myself all sexy-like and say to myself, "Oooh baby! I am a hottie with a body!" I'd also be a very hungry, cranky beast.
On what planet do women's bodies look like that? Not this one. I've seen a whole lot of naked (as a nurse, just to clarify). And a whole lot of old naked. You know what? It doesn't last. Everyone, EVERYONE, no matter how perky their boobs might be, gets saggy knees at some point. Gar. Un. Teed.
What are women supposed to think?
Throw yourself off a bridge right now if you think that's what normal people look like. There are seven women in the campaign. 7 out of billions. Not bad. Blegh. It just isn't in the cards for most of us. Thanks a whole lot to the ass on Victoria's Secret's marketing campaign for pointing it out. You have my permission to use this pic in your next ad should you get a clue, jerk wad.
Generally I am opposed to belly shots, but I figure this is a for a good cause. It brings out the feminist in me in a weird, ironic way.