Sunday, October 3, 2010
DEAR MEN, WOMEN HAVE CURVES. DEAL WITH THE CURVES, OR DATE EACH OTHER.
Celebrities love to tout diet tips to an adoring public. They're eager to give the world nutrition tips on how they stay skinny and "cleansed" and feeling free. Demi was doing the maple syrup/lemon juice/cayenne pepper thingy for awhile. I worked with a girl who did that. Yuck. She was miserable. We watched what she did, and we smelled what she drank, and that was enough for us. Demi tweets it to millions of people (without the benefit of the smelly part, thank goodness) and who know how much damage she caused.
Gwyneth Paltrow is a super cleansing fanatic-after a time spent being on a macrobiotic diet. She now suffers from osteopenia, which is the precursor to osteoporosis.
I love being in my fifth decade. I love having life experience. It's not that I get to sit in some magnificent comfy throne and throw out advice (tho a comfy throne sounds magnificent). It's that it affords perspective. I've been really really large and I've been really really thin. I think I've hit a nice medium right now. I think the culture is maybe coming around a bit.
I think "real" women are taking back their bodies and saying to men, "These are our terms; we are women, we have curves, deal with them or date each other." They have to deal with our womanly curves. That's it. DEAL! I'm not drinking maple syrup and cayenne pepper for anyone. I'm not eating a 9-grain cracker and calling that dinner for any soul on this planet. WOMEN = CURVES. Deal!!!