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Article Madness – Women’s Bodies

 

COMMENT:

There's been an awful lot written about women's bodies recently.

Recent articles devoted to Kate's anatomy after she was photographed.

The frightening revelation that the 'average' woman spends 17 years of her life on a diet.

When a woman is interviewed the comments are: she looks, she eats,

she's wearing, when is that written in the same way about a man?

All in all, that's a lot of column inches devoted to fatness, thinness and everything in-between. No wonder there are socially related pressures about how people look!

Posted by Deborah Fields

 

RESEARCH:

If you look through enough magazines you will notice something, when interviewing a female they will point out how good they look with little effort, how much they are eating and also how their figure stays so good even with all that food. However you would not see these things written in an article about a male. 

The topic of women's bodies is a topic which has a lot written about it. It seems they are forever talking about how many years we spend dieting, or when we should get to decide whether to have the baby or not and everywhere you look there are articles about the size and shape of women's bodies. 

The incessant talk about our bodies does not seem likely to stop so Carla Buzasi puts forward the idea that we should just stop.

"Stop obsessing about the latest fad diet that doesn't work.

Stop gossiping over how many pounds the new Hollywood mother has gained/lost and in how much time.

Stop trying to analyse why we care so much, and who we care for because it doesn't appear to be the opposite sex (that being the conclusion of one of 'the most extensive psychological studies' into the topic, which was published this week).

And please, please can we stop with the articles about which body types are fashionable. Hips don't change with the seasons."

It is not just normal women who suffer from the scrutiny women receive about their bodies  And normal women aren't the only ones suffering because of this.

"Hayden Penettiere admitted recently to a personal battle with body dysmorphia. One imagines she isn't the only one."

So instead of reading and listening to what the articles are says Carla suggest we should just listen to our own bodies and we would all be a lot healthier. 

Original article can be found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/carla-buzasi/stop-writing-about-my-bod_b_1899230.html - Written by Carla Buzasi 20/09/12

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