Tuesday, November 14, 2006

THIS is Beauty?

Forgive me, but is this what is considered beautiful today? These poor women have permanently damaged their skeletons, their internal organs, not to mention what this does to their minds. Why does the world put up with such nonsense? I must weight at least 60 pounds more than the heaviest of these women, and I'm considered 'normal'. I apologize for the babbling of this post, but the men I posted previously make more sense than these shadows of women.
























































9 comments:

Anonymous said...

If they'd just move to another country, Sally Struthers would start a relief fund for them.:)

From "a male's" point of view..., well, never mind. We shouldn't go there anyway.

Another offspring of this tragedy, is the women that starve themselves, in order to be able to wear these clothes. But....it's said, "we all have our price."

"Shake me, I rattle....:" Oh stop it now!

Callooh said...

oh I could get on such a soap box here...

and I just might (but on the blog), these women will die young, for what? money? fucked up values? ye gods!! what a wonderful world.... yeah, we need sally crying in front of them, trying to force a milkshake down one of their throats.... aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pinkfem said...

All i can say is that these once beautiful women are beautiful no more, but this disease does not see straight.

mariamaria said...

What a waste of a life...they have what so many others want and may not live to enjoy it.

Callooh said...

pinkfem - it IS a disease, I once treated anorexic teens, never worked with a more frustrating group of girls. thing is the tendancies are set by the time the girl is 8 or 9 (then it appears about age 12 or 13)- is it usually not about food, it's about control. and these models get TOLD they're fat! arrrhhhgggg!!!!!

mariamaria - it is a waste, you know, what they have, I think, isn't what it appears to be - but I don't know, I just think it is wrong on so many levels (wrong and horrifying)

Gary said...

I don't think anyone considers illness beautiful, but somehow we've got there as a society. These photos are pretty extreme...

I feel so sorry for these young women (and all of us).

Lance Morrison said...

Should've called this post "Why some men choose to remain single".

My first glimpse of anorexia / bulimia was watching a Karen Carpenter made-for-TV Bio-pic and it really made me think... one word, one comment can drive perfectly reasonable women (girls) into sickness and dis-ease.

We weary of what you say to others folks... they could end up like this… or shooting up a school house… or jumping from their 22nd story balcony.

Lance Morrison said...

Though I must admit, I like the hidden warning in the 5th photo... The Anorexic Girl feeding the 'regular' girl a table full of cookies.
"Here, you eat these, I don't need them." When we can all see that she is sick and unhealthy. She has a look of longing in her face.
I hope young people see this in the photo... it is ridiculous to pass up food for a (sadly)obtainable, but sickening objective.

Callooh said...

Gary - amazing isn't it? if these women were black, pictured in africa we would be weeping for them - but they are white and wealthy (for the short lives they will have) and this "heroin thin" is "attractive" on the runway... it's nuts...

Lance - I like your title! My first real glimpse was treating them as teenagers when they would be admitted to hospital when their weight would drop into the 80lb range (or less) - oh and a girl I went to summer camp with who we literally force fed to keep her there. There was never a more difficult group of patients to treat! I showed my 13yr old the photos, she was almost sick - and mad at me for showing them to her, but it got us talking about it. Usually the behaviour is set in the girls by the time they are 8 or 9yrs, it's more about control than food, it then comes out about 13y when some girls are screaming for some control of something (anything) in their lives, and have listened to too much of the media bullshit the world crams down our throats every moment.... oh gosh I got on my soap box, calmly stepping down noow and taking nice soothing breaths...