Saturday, December 14, 2013

Rather sad.

The current issue of Fitness (sic) knows what you XX sorts should and often do aspire to...anorexia. But this model, with stick-thin arms, fat-and muscle-lite belly, and a face that (not so clearly in this image, the best electronic one I could find for the current issue, but very clearly on the magazine's cover on paper) shows the typical results of starvation...the skull outlined in sunken facial contours...is unusually blatant in the illustration of what this magazine and its competitors are trying to reinforce in women...skeletal is Healthy Beauty. 

Why, she's the fittest famine-survivor we know!

At least, we hope she survives all this fitnessing...

4 comments:

kalaity.com said...

And probably mostly Photoshop. Have you seen this?

Todd Mason said...

Well, for the welfare of the FITNESS model, let's hope. (The Lawrence photo went from bad to worse...impressive how this all goes. How much repressed, or non-repressed, hatred is at play here?)

Anonymous said...

Maybe. But in Oct.cover model had slight crow's feet and traces of cellulite. And the model on Nov./Dec. wasn't all that thin, either (but then, she's a chef).

Todd Mason said...

All to the good. Doesn't quite make up for the attempt to push anorexia as fitness, but perhaps they're playing some research games.