Beverly Hills star AnnaLynne and her sister, Angel
When I saw this picture of Beverly Hills star AnnaLynne McCord and her sister, model, Angel on holiday I felt a mixture of emotions, shock, sadness and disappointment. Does this look equate to modern day beauty? Because to me, this is anything but beauty.
The sisters both look unhealthy, their legs painfully skinny and their ribs clearly visible in the bikinis. Is this what we call beautiful? This ladies, is not a good look for any woman young, middle aged or mature.
I can't help but feel sorry for these girls. For the time that AnnaLynne has been in the public eye, she has faced heavy scrutiny over her body being labelled by the press as "too thin". She claims she has never needed to diet and has admitted she is "naturally slim" (where have I heard that one before?!) but judging by these images, this does not look "natural" by any means.
Singer Beth Ditto, refuses to loose weight despite being in the public eye
The pressure that women face in today's society is immense. We have to look young (permanently), stay slim, have successful careers, buy our own home, get married oh and if there's time have a couple of kids to tick off the long list of accomplishments. And men wonder why women are hormonal..smh.
The media, should be utterly ashamed and take full responsibility for this poor representation of women. The image of the "perfect" woman is constantly being contradicted. Fat woman are ridiculed in weekly gossip/tabloid magazines, television, blogs etc yet the following week, skinny women are criticised for being too slim. Damned if you do, damned if you don't - as a woman you just can't win. So where does that leave us? In a constant battle with our self-image that's where. How depressing...!
Typical criticism of media reporting of women - where are the male celebrities before and after pictures???
I could go on and on about my views on women and how they are represented in the media (my thesis on this was 15,000 + words!) but instead, I thought I'd share with you my brief fustrations on the issue as what I really wanted was to hear from you...
So what do you think? How does it make you feel seeing these skeletal pictures of these girls?
Let me know!
ribs abs, girls