Here is a You Tube promotional for a new series on WE called I Want to Save Your Life.
I found this on Feministing, where they take apart the whole stalker-ish feel of the piece.
Last night, while standing in line at the grocery store, Conall and I saw the cover of Life & Style. You know, the one with Kim Karashian’s untouched picture and the headline stating “I have cellulite, so what!”
These two items really are alike, even though it may not seem like it at first glance. What they both are saying, in their own way, is that our bodies are public property.
People may almost be excused for that idea with Kim Kardashian, after all, she is a model and we all know models (or anybody in the public eye really) give up all rights to privacy. (I’m sorry, was my sarcasm showing?) The new WE series though? What makes anybody think they can film anybody without their knowledge, go through their cupboards, and make judgements based solely on what they eat?
Oh, right, I forget, this IS modern society we’re talking about. Anybody can make judgements on other people based solely on what they perceive the others to eat. If you doubt me, just read any responses to “fat news” on the internet. It runs the gamut from “they deserve what they get” to “we are only thinking about their health” to “they are costing me money” to “they shouldn’t be allowed to live!”
Honestly, our bodies individually, whether female or male, are NOT public property. If I want to eat baby flavored donuts every morning for breakfast, I can. If my baby flavored donuts habit makes me fat (and I am not saying it does, but let’s just go with the “common knowledge” that it does) what business is it of anybody else? If Kim Kardashian has a bit of cellulite, SO WHAT? If Kirstie Alley gains weight again, after getting off Jenny Craig and eating real food again, SO WHAT?
I’m getting so sick of society thinking that it owns my body. I get so sick of people telling me (whether in person or online) that they “care about me” and just want me to “stop lying to myself” and see how sick (read: fat) I really am. I’m tired of society trying to force people (women most specifically, but men are getting it too) to be thinner and thinner and thinner.
My body is not public property. And neither is anybody else’s body. If society doesn’t like it, tough. Nobody gets to say what I’m supposed to look like, or whether I’d be “beautiful” if I’d only lose weight.
Honestly, if the only thing you are basing your criteria of my beauty or health or fitness or anything else is on something as superficial as my weight, I don’t want to know you anyways.