Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Get rid of the skinny girls. Give me the originals.
Today MSN Lifestyle came out with this article by Glamour pictating 70 years of Women American Style Icons.
As I was looking through them I noticed a few things:
1) The women representing the original woman were extremely young
2) The women didn't do the originals any justice.
Take the example above. In the second picture is the real image of the beautiful, muscular and athletic Brandi Chastain. Who, at 31 in 1999, scored the game-winning penalty kick against China in the first-ever women’s World Cup soccer final, in 1999. Her famous celebratory removal of her jersey is one of the most memorable images in sport. And it should be. Look at that muscle, look at that devotion, look at that love for the sport.
Then, before it, we have a 26-year old, underfed female actress who displays not even the least amount of muscle. Sure, she's skinny, but I bet her body fat is a LOT higher than Brandi's. Her muscle mass sure is less.
And what's wrong with a truely athletic muscular woman anyhow? Is it too MANLY to have biceps and separation in one's quads like Brandi does? Apparently so, since none of the women in the pictoral have any of this. Not even the woman who was supposed to re-create Rosie the Riveter - the true strong woman of the 40's.
Pathetic. Give me a real Brandi or Rosi anyday and save the underfed women for SHAPE magazine or some other magazine encouraging women to develop eating disorders.
at 5:35 PM