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Showing posts from January, 2012

"strong is the new anorexic"

Awhile ago, I blogged about the strong is sexy thing. I see nothing has changed. An article on the Crossfit Games proves that we still have some forward motion to make. A woman worries about her postpartum figure when surrounded by "obviously Crossfitting" ladies. How about those strong is sexy or strong is the new skinny pictures with ultra-lean women performing some insane feat of strength? 

Just as the larger society we spurn for promoting beauty standards that include stick-thin models, we’ve got our own set of beauty standards. They include very lean, muscular women…very lean. As a matter of fact, all that we’ve done is stick some muscle on the stick-thin model we hate and said "strong=sexy". It’s not any different. I saw a comment on one of those strong is sexy photos. The commenter was associating how hard and unrealistic it was for most women to achieve the heroin sheik look as it was for them to achieve the single digit body fat, uber lean, strong is sexy…

have it your way for under $1?

This is my son. He is preparing for a post-apocalyptic world. You know - when food gets scare and we have to live off the land. Eat bugs. So he is practicing by eating his stuffed lady bug.
So maybe not. I was going to blog about the post apocalyptic world, but then I remembered it is New Year’s Resolution time. Pfft! I understand it helps some people to associate a literally new time with new behaviors. I just hope that people start moving towards nipping problems as they occur rather than waiting for the calendar days to dwindle down to another year.
Why the picture of the boy? Why not? He’s nomsing on a fake grumpy ladybug. That just so happens to be more real than other food out there. You think that All Beef Patty for $.99 is really 100% beef? Really? It’s cost less than a dollar! What does that tell you? People have been trying to show just how little meat is in fast food burgers. Nothing new. Last year, when sued, Taco Bell said it HAD to add other things to its meat to brin…