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Madame Gin

Hi! I'm MadameGin, and I'm from Argentina. I would like to meet people whom I could practice conversation with via Skype. I think I'm good enough with my knowledge of the language, but I find it hard to conversate fluently, or to get some of the pronunciation right. I hope to improve and to meet intersting people in the meantime, so anyone who's interested, just contact me! n.n

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July 15, 2014

http://postimg.org/image/jaqgm22il/

I came across this pic some time ago (the link above). At first I found it funny, but then it made me think. It’s an idea I’ve been around of for some time, but just now I got around to writing something about it.

It’s about the supposedly “non-discriminative” beauty standards.

Lately, I’m sure you noticed, there have been uncountable campaigns to create conscience about the situation of overweight people. You might have seen the “Fat Barbie”, or movies like “Phat Girlz”. Or memes like the one I just posted here (the original one, I mean, without the text below).

And though in a first look they may seem to leave a pretty good message about discrimination, things change once we look closer.

Let’s see, because though I deem campaigns against discrimination worth of attention, and admiration, in this particular cases there seem to be a tendency not only to stop discrimination, but to position overweight as something actually good, or not bad at all.

So we have this society telling you from one side that you should beware of overweight, look after what you feed you children, do exercise, and inviting you to see a professional to sketch you a diet which suits your body’s requirements, and then we have this other side telling you that fat = beautiful, that big girls are cool, and that you are a sick discriminative bastard for preferring to date a girl who’s normal, let alone skinny. Sorry, but, did I miss something here?

Last time I checked, overweight was a problem. Let me check again…

Aha…

Aha…

Mmmmh…

Aha. Well, looks like it’s still a problem.

Ok, ok, but don’t misinterpret me here. I support tolerance campaigns. In fact, I’m not slim myself. I’m quite overweight and, to be honest, I don’t think I’m any better than the girl in the picture… Well, maybe a little, but just a little because of my age. But, unlike her, I don’t go around expecting people to not consider it a defect. It is a defect, a problem subject to solution. That doesn’t mean people have the right to discriminate me for it, or that I don’t deserve to be loved, which is at what campaigns should be aimed at.

But instead of that, they are expecting people to replace an unhealthy beauty paradigm of the skinny, for an equally unhealthy beauty paradigm of the fat.

This whole “I’m fat, so what? I don’t give a fuck.” thing isn’t good. Because believe me, a fat person has as much of a problem as an anorexic does, and instead of just accept it and live with it as it wasn’t a problem at all, they should try to solve it. Not everyone succeeds, but it’s worth a try.

We shouldn’t aim for skinny, but we shouldn’t aim for the other extreme EITHER.

We should aim for HEALTHY.

Fashion changes. Beauty standards too.

The human body doesn’t.

11:48 PM Jul 15 2014

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is it tru?

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Female


Location

Argentina

Study

High School

E.S.S. N°18 - "Eugenio Mattaldi"

Science

English Study

Intermediate

Music, Friend, Hobbies

Interests

Reading, Writing, Drawing...

Anime, Books, Gothic Poetry, Music (anything, but mainly Gothic Style), Movies (mainly sci-fi), Series such as Monk, Doctor House, and others, Manga, Roleplay.

I'm sure there's a lot of things, but I can't think of one right now... I guess that it's when I enter the chat and inmediately I have like 10 windows with guys wanting to flirt. They're the worst.

Blue, or Violet

Chow-Mien, Sushi

Grapes Juice

Gothic style, pop, k- and j-pop

They're a few: Spirited Away, The Illusionist, The Godfather, Howl's Moving Castle, Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children

: Animextremist and Submanga