September 19, 2006

Strait Skinny

OK this Michelle Cottle piece brings up a real problem: the freaky skinny of today's fashion models.

Turns out the City of Madrid (that's in Spain) is actually setting requirements for weight, lest the poor girls disappear entirely. Cottle dismisses this action as silly, while acknowledging that the modern fashion model is just some eyeliner away from those starving third world orphans.

Which brings me to the most important point about fashion models. They aren't sexy.

People don't get this. These models get held up as paragons of attractiveness, when they are nothing of the sort. They were never meant to be attractive. They are chosen by fashion designers (who are mostly women and gay men) to be human wire hangers for clothes. They have no breasts and no ass, nothing that might distract from the clothes they are wearing. They aren't sexy. Sunken eyes are not sexy. They work for people who don't find women attractive. That's the real shame here. Women are killing themselves to be like women who are not attractive.

If you want to see what's actually sexy, check out NFL Cheerleaders. Fit, athletic, clear curves. No one's in danger of falling over dead from malnutrition.

1 comment:

jess said...

i like that there are three ashley's :)