Monday, September 10, 2007

Strike Three Against Womankind


Everyone seems to be talking about last night's MTV video awards. From Kid Rock & Tommy Lee brawling in the audience to Britney Spears forgetting her lyrics and choreography, MTV has received a hell of a lot of free publicity today in the media from idiotic stars. Now about Britney...


Yes, she's a trainwreck. Yes, she looked like a drugged up zombie last night. Yes, she needs some serious help ASAP. But calling her fat? WTF????


Somebody point out what's fat about her so we'll both know. In terms of her physical appearance, the girl-that-wants-to-be-a-woman looks damn good. She's lush, curvy and has a body average Jane would die for. Yet EVERY media outlet I've seen coverage of the MTV debacle on felt the need to chastise her for possessing an allegedly fat belly.


Strike up another one for misogyny.

7 comments:

Susan Edwards said...

I am so sick of these assholes calling women who look like women fat. Last week, Star magazine had one of those issues where they show you stars looking fat in bathing suits. One was a picture of J Lo, and they had to circle a spot on her thigh and tell you there was cellulite because you sure as hell couldn't see any.

I'm no fan of Ms. Spears, but she doesn't look fat to me.

Shayla Kersten said...

I'd kill to be as "fat" as her...

Trista Ann Michaels said...

I would too, shayla. I'd be fat like that any day...:)

but her performance...oh man. Poor girl needs to disappear for a while before she goes the way of Michael Jackson, if she hasn't already.

Syneca said...

I guess some things never change. How long as the media been telling women in oh-so-subtle ways like this that it's unacceptable to be real? God forbid that we have a little meat on us, or a blemish, wrinkle, age spot or gray hair. And the sad thing is that there are a LOT of women who buy into it and make themselves and everyone around them completely miserable because of it.

I'm one of the world's biggest advocates on healthy eating and exercise, but not for vanity's sake, but for the sake of health. When I eat right and exercise I feel good and when I feel good and am strong and healthy then I benefit my family, do a good job at work and am happy.

I still have wrinkles, gray hair, a less than "media perfect" body, but who cares? If I'd banked my happiness on looks alone I'd have a miserable life, and THAT is not the way it's going to be.

So, let's be grateful that there are REAL women like us in the world who can educate the next generation of women that it's okay to be who you are. That we don't have to be cookie-cutter women, striving for an unrealistic Barbie doll look. And that the old saying IS true. Real beauty comes from within.

Ayazheni said...

Maybe Britney's heart is not in performing anymore..who knows.
As for her being fat, well she is compared to all the anorexic young stars today. I think her body looks healthy for having two kids so close together.
To me she has a beautiful woman's body, but her costume was tacky!

anny cook said...

The saddest thing about Miz Britney is the young ladies who believe that she's a role model. When they hear on TV that she's fat, they'll do their best NOT to be fat like her.

I have a 10 year old granddaughter who is thin due to good genes, but she spends a lot of time worrying that she might get fat.

Susan Edwards said...

It's true, Anny. That message has such a strong and insidious effect on young women. I just spent some time with my sisters looking at old pictures of us in our teens and 20s. We were gasping over how thin we were then and how fat we thought we were. I sorta like this new trend where 20-something girls show off their pudgy bellies with pride.