Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 New Year's Resolution: Stop pitting body shapes against each other!

More British women say they would prefer to look like curvy Kate Winslet than skinny Victoria Beckham.

According to Jezebel, in a poll of 2,000 British women commissioned by weight-loss company Slimming World, Kate Winslet came out on top as the star whose figure was "most desired". She got 16% of the vote, closely followed by TV presenter Kelly Brook with 15% and Halle Berry with 12%. Bringing up the rear were Kate Moss, Posh, and Jordan, with 1% each.

Slimming World also released a statement that said:
It shows a positive shift that women are more likely to see Kate Winslet and Kelly Brook as the ideal body shape rather than Kate Moss or Victoria Beckham.

It perhaps suggests that it is not being "skinny" that is most important to them anymore, it is being healthy.
Here's a resolution for the new year -- How about we stop holding up one body shape, whether it be a curvy or skinny one, as the one and only "standard ideal". How about acknowledging the fact that human bodies come in a variety of shapes and sizes. How about we ensure that no one should feel like they should work towards attaining another celebrity's body shape/size, simply because they are two distinct individuals with two different bodies!?

For the love of 2010, please stop this shit.

But happy new year anyway!


  1. WORD

    And while we're at it, can we also get rid of those ads where CHILDREN are commenting on their mothers' "fitness"?

    The double entendre along with mommy guilting is just cruel.

  2. Is this suppost to be SMART? I'am from the street and I know BETTER!


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