Women’s Bodies Are Where We Start Real Change

Women’s Bodies seem to be getting a major hit from media coverage these days. The latest I’ve heard is there are blogs that promote how it is cool to be anorexic. The promote an obsession with top Hollywood star’s diminishing bodies as a form of worship or adulation for fans who wish to emulate those bodies. Some of the statements from participants say if they are going to die, they prefer to die skinny. Another frightening connection between the affect of the media and advertising on anorexia is that in Fij, where women and girls have been naturally bigger for millenia, there was no anorexia until they introduced advertising!


There’s not a lot of press out there that supports how women WANT to live. Is it my imagination or even since Oprah left the daily television screen has there been an outcry for women to find ways to enjoy women who just love being women, no matter what their size? Oprah’s departure has brought me to think that many of us now need to step up and claim the pride in ourselves that she insisted on; while in the same breath expressing her exasperation and pain with being a woman in her body and unable to conquer binge eating habits or those emotional ups and downs.

For me, Oprah was the queen of championing that the ups and downs of being a woman are perfectly powerful, perfectly normal and part of everyday life.

The concept of “perfect” was skillfully destroyed by Oprah’s at one and the same time larger than life success and vulnerability.

Women do NOT need to be perfect to be powerful.

But women DO need to accept the power of the imperfection of their body.

Women’s Bodies are CONSTANTLY changing throughout our lives.

Daily – we face the ordeal of having How to construct great arguments to see new variations in our bodies, thoughts, feelings, and we have pressures to maintain a certain grooming level to keep up appearances. Physically, our body changes depending on our cycle, our mood, the argument we had last night, the worry we have for our kids, the joy of having a new flirtation or a great conversation with a friend. Women’s bodies are perhaps the most fluctuating thing on the planet! Just smelling a flower can make a woman change!


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