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“Plus Size” models–what a joke

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 9, 2009

Crystal Renn is the highest paid plus-size model out there. 

She is a size 12.

When did a size 12 become “plus-size” –that is something I would like to know.

I was watching Fox and Friends this morning and this gal was on, talking about her career, and her new book, and how plus-sized models were becoming more and more accepted. They are “back on the catwalk”. 

What catwalk is she talking about, exactly?

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Now, she is very beautiful, no doubt, but lets be very clear about something, size 12 is now considered plus-size.

Let that sink in. 

I used to think size 16-18 was plus size, didn’t you?  Let’s be honest, the term “plus-size” in itself has negative connotations.  I hear “plus-size” and I think “fat”.  It’s a knee jerk reaction as I have been conditioned by the media to think as such.  Havn’t you?

So, I currently am one size off from being “plus size” since I am a size 10.  Wow, just gonna let THAT one sink in!  Have you even been over to the plus-size section at the clothing store?  They consist of sizes 18 and up (and lots of size 22)..I know because I was looking at some cute clothes the other day, they were all to big, and then I looked up and saw that I was in the “Women’s” section.

Whitney Thompson First Plus Size America’s Next Top Model

 

The problem is our perceptions.  Above is a picture of  “America’s Next Top Model” winner.  She apparently is plus size too.  And supposedly a size 14 at a height of 5’10”.  36-32-43

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Yep, she looks like she belongs in the “plus-sized” catagory to me too (rolls eyes).

What we really need is to change our perception of what is acceptable/achievable.  The MSM isn’t going to help us do that by printing photos of plus sized models as they are way to busy keeping us up to date on Brangelina

Is this really a “movement”?  Will magazines start to show size 12 girls on it’s covers in lieu of the immaciated pre-teens we are used to seeing?

Is the media just looking for a good story to up their numbers, and charge more money to their advertisers???

makes me wonder…..

How does that make you feel?  I don’t think it will make one iota of a difference in the MSM because magazines will put pics of this girl on their covers instead of the what is really out there. 

We simply prefer to look at  the unattainable on the covers of magazines.  It makes us feel better about ourselves…doesn’t it?  (rolls eyes)

Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Apparently honey isn’t safe either…

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on July 26, 2009

article:  http://www.seattlepi.com/local/394198_honey31.asp

“Don’t let the claims on honey labels dupe you”

More utter ridiculousness.  Now our honey is suspected to contain corn syrup.  Ultra processed honey isn’t even honey, and of course it comes from our good friends the Chinese, who always have their our best interests at heart.  Honey doensn’t even have to be labeled with country of origin.

Why do we import honey?  I don’t understand! 

But, one of the more disturbing thiings this article points out is this quote:

Pringles’ Honey Buttered Wheat Stix, for example, doesn’t list honey among its 30-plus ingredients.

A company representative said the snack is made in Thailand and contains artificial honey flavoring, not real honey. “We call it ‘honey butter’ because that’s what it tastes like,” she said.

Ummm, why is Pringles making our snacks in Thailand???  Away from US Health Inspectors????  HMMMMMM????  How clean do you think their facilities are?  We may never know…

Let’s not forget this simple snack has 30 ingredients!!!!  I don’t think I have ever made a recipe that had 30 ingredients, have you?  Not even curry….yikes. 

Money.  How can it be cheaper to make a snack in Thailand, then ship it to the US, and then ship it to grocery stores???  How much gasoline was wasted?  This makes me so freakin’ mad.  What the hell is wrong with us???  Are we so spoiled on cheap food, and the accompanying poor treatment of those worker bees in Thailand, that we can’t make it here ourselves, employ our people and charge a few more cents??? 

Yes, we are that spoiled. 

Shame on us. 

I am going to be looking into this “country of origin” thing.  I am now very interested in where my food is being made. 

Very interested.  How about you?

Here is the ingredient list for the wheat sticks:

INGREDIENTS: WHEAT FLOUR, PALM OIL, SUGAR, BUTTER (CREAM, SALT, LECITHIN), MARGARINE (PALM OIL, SOYBEAN OIL, CANOLA OIL, CORN OIL, GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE, CAROTENE, NATURAL FLAVORS, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES) AND SALT. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: ISOMERIC SUGAR, YEAST, RICE STARCH, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, DISODIUM INOSINATE, EGG, DISODIUM GUANYLATE AND SUCRALOSE.
CONTAINS WHEAT, MILK, SOYBEAN AND EGG INGREDIENTS.

 

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