Monday, September 24, 2007
Little Gi*ls and Big B*llies
At what age are little gi*ls taught it is not appropriate to stick out their tummies whenever they feel so inclined?
I love this picture simply because this child is so unselfconscious as to her body.
A b*lly just is. And if you want to stick it out, you just do.
And then you grow up and learn to suck it in, make it as flat as possible. Or worse, you undergo a tummy-tuck.
Why? Because the world tells you that’s how you attract a man – with a flat b*lly and some perky or big b**bs.
The original Barbie doll's measurements would have been an incredible 39-18-33. In response to criticism that these measurements might create unrealistic expectations for young girls to live up to, Mattel has since adjusted the chest measurement down and the waist measurement up.
(Might create unrealistic expectations? I had Barbie and Ken dolls. Never mind Barbie - if you took Ken’s body as a definitive example of manhood, you were in for a big shock.)
The admonition to suck in my gut stayed with me. I simply can’t bring myself to stick it out (any further than it already does). As for the b**bs? They’re fine as is. No lift, augmentation or implants are in the cards – even if some day the awesome twosome appear as though they could use some help. What you see is what you get. (So to speak.)
That little gi*l in the picture? Yeah, it’s me. I love her unselfconscious stance. And the fly-away-hair thing at the back? It still happens.
(Have edited this post re: undesirable hits.)