A bit of a hot topic, but the question was posed, and I would be remiss if I didn’t at least present it to my lovely ladies. From the inquiring minds at TheDCAM.com comes this week’s question:
“How much contempt do you have for fat girls? A lot or a whole whole lot?”
This is a topic that no woman can say doesn’t affect them. Even those lucky enough to be happy with what god gave them (or what they worked hard for) are aware of their own body and notice other women’s bodies as well, which often leads to a tiny mental comparison. The best way I can describe this is that it’s like a mental graph. There is a low end and a high end of what a desirable body is and the women you notice, get placed on that scale accordingly. You end up placing yourself on the scale too (this usually adjusts as self esteem is affected by a lot of things, most not even body image related). That being said, I wouldn’t describe this as contempt for oneself or for the other women. It may just be a sub-conscious way of dealing with the expectations of what an “ideal body image” is; a way of grading yourself against those expectations. It’s tough out there for the ladies.
None. Interesting article, though (however, it says nothing about contempt for others, but rather feelings of fear and self-loathing regarding one’s own weight). It’s always been obvious that guys are somehow immune to the fear of being overweight while women focus on it. Do men have healthier body images overall? Perhaps. They are also safe from the overwhelming bombardment of ‘skinny is perfect’ images that women face. It’s easy to absorb this barrage and believe that what matters most is bodily appearance, which is sad and unfortunately rampant. Being overweight or overly skinny isn’t good for your health; that’s where I place my focus.
Contempt? Really?? What kind of boorish question is this?? Lemme ask you, does your computer get jealous when you use the microwave??