November 29, 2006


(cross posted over at my little blog)

It's a lengthy rant full of profanity, so I'll put it into the extended entry.

So, I was in the kitchen fixing dinner (turkey soup, go figure) and the television in the family room was tuned to Entertainment Tonight from 7-730p. It was mostly just background noise after yell at the tv hour, as neither of us really has the stomach for ET or Access Hollywood (which comes on at 730p).

The teaser going into commercial for the next segmant was, "From Playboy to plus size; how former teen popstar Tiffany became a size 12."

I hit the roof and did spew forth such profanity.

WHEN THE HELL DID SIZE TWELVE BECOME PLUS SIZED? I do NOT consider myself to be "plus size" even though I am 14/16. Fuck you, Entertainment Tonight. Dumbass statements like that are the reason why women like me have issues with our self esteem. You're the reason so many girls are anorexic or bulimic. You fucking suck, and I'm going to send you a very angry email. YOU SUCK, YOU SUCK, YOU FUCKING SUCK!

You know what, Tiffany is NOT FAT. She's healthy. So what if she's a size 12, and has never been a size 12 in her life. She certainly looks healthier than whatever waif-size she wore as a teeny bop pop star. Wasn't sex symbol Marilyn Monroe a size 12? Why was she sexy and suddenly, in 2006, a size twelve HEALTHY woman is considered PLUS SIZED? You people fucking suck. You suck.

"How much do you weigh" The ET interviewer asked Tiffany. Tiffany was truly embarrassed as she told the world that she weighs one hundred fifty pounds, and has gained twenty-five pounds since her Playboy spread in 2000.

Cry me a fucking river. Do you know what I weigh? Go ahead, take a guess. Here, I'll post my fat picture from the other night that has me so upset that I've started jogging:

Any guess as to what that enormous fat freak in the picture weighs? Anyone? 165? 170? 180? 190? You're WRONG. I weigh so much more than that. When last I weighed myself, in September, I weighed in at not quite 220 pounds. Since I'm fatter now than I was in September, I have to assume my number has climbed. But do I look like I weigh 220? No, I do not. When Kirstie Allie started back on Jenny Craig last year, she was 225 pounds. I look nothing like her. Weight is a number, and every person carries their weight differently. That's why I rarely ever weigh myself. Hell, in high school I was a healthy, normal-looking teenager, but I already weighed 140 pounds. I carry my weight quite well. But you fucking media types and Hollyweird stars dictate that for me to be beautiful, I have to weigh in at 120 or lower. AND THEN YOU WONDER WHY SO MANY GIRLS ARE STARVING THEMSELVES TO DEATH. You fucking suck.

One hundred fifty, up twenty-five. Cry me a fucking river, you skinny bitch.

I am so pissed off about this. You should have heard me screaming at the television. Seriously. I'm pissed. Maybe it's just because I felt so sexy at that wedding, and had my wonderful husband who loves me so much take a bunch of pictures of me in my sexy new outfit, only to get home, download the pictures, and discover the real me. It inspired me to start a new blog so I could rant about my personal disgust. And is helping to motivate my lazy fat ass to get active and alter my eating habits. But you know what, I'm doing it for me, not because some anorexic size 2 on ET decided that a size 12 now constitutes plus sized. YOU FUCKING SUCK.

Women, HEALTHY women, need to start raising our voices against the celebrities and gossip magazines who dicate what "healthy" is supposed to be. We need to raise our daughters with healthy self images. We need to banish anorexic Barbie dolls that teach our little girls to have unrealistic ideas of what beauty is. (We also need to teach them modesty, but that's a rant for another day.) We need to stop allowing television and movie stars to influence our girls in such unhealthy ways. We need to stop setting the example of breast augmentation and liposuction. We need to love ourselves and learn to set HEALTHY examples.

Size 12 is NOT unhealthy. It is not plus size. It is not obese. I'll never ever be smaller than a size 10 because of my bone structure. To tell me that 12 is plus size and unattractive is insulting. And I'm pissed.

Shame on you, Entertainment Tonight. Shame on you. You suck.

Posted by writersblock at November 29, 2006 07:23 PM | TrackBack

My ex-gf was a size 12, and I thought she was awesome. Most of her mass was in her ass, so her hips were thick and she had plenty of cushion to grab onto. She was not a tiny girl (I should know, since I did lift her and scrape paint off the walls during some wild sex sessions), but she had a great body. I'm sure most people wouldn't consider that size appropriate, sexy, or whatever, but what they don't like is irrelevant. Do what you want, with whom you want, when and where you want. Well, just make sure they're legal. :P

Posted by: Thomas Warlock at November 29, 2006 10:40 PM

Babe, it's you. I think you looked great. But we see all of our own flaws. We know what to look for, after all.

The thing is, in the world of fashion, plus-size is size 8. EIGHT!!!!!

One of the skinny flat chested models on Project Runway this year was considered a "large, difficult" model because she was a size 6!!

The average American "fit" woman is a size 10. So I guess by that definition, plus-sized is normal.

Posted by: caltechgirl at November 29, 2006 11:10 PM

Oh man, you spewed my words here. I hate that I'm "Plus Size" please . . . I'm a big girl, no hiding that, but I agree, size 12, not plus size!

Posted by: oddybobo at November 30, 2006 05:57 AM

Now you know why I refuse to watch that garbage. And it is garbage... I've been a size 12 for years. There is even a magazine called More for plus sized women - those over size 10. Screw 'em.

You do what you have to do to keep yourself feeling good. All the rest is Hollywood BS. They're so twisted, they could hide behind spiral staircases without a problem.

Posted by: Teresa at November 30, 2006 05:59 AM

When I was nineteen, some guy I'd just met told me I was fat (I'm 5'5" tall, and weighed 125 lbs.). I started dieting, eating 300 calories, or less, a day. I exercised two to four hours daily. After three months I got down to 110 lbs. My brother told me that I had no more ass, and I was so happy.

I wonder what would have happened to me if appendicitis hadn't interrupted my "diet."

Who defines "beauty," and why do we all follow along like brainless idiots? Wish I had some answers.

Posted by: Carol at November 30, 2006 07:03 AM

Marilyn Monroe was a 14, if I remember correctly.

And yeah, Hollywood sucks!

Posted by: Lisa at November 30, 2006 07:27 AM

Cindy Crawford, at her height in popularity, was a size 8. I always considered her, in my adolescent mind, to be perfect. "Plus Size" (like many things in life) is a matter of perspective. If you're 100kg and 1.5 meters tall, that's overweight; if you're 50kg at the same height, you're considered adequate. Still, most people ignore height and focus entirely on mass, regardless of the fact that it is irrelevant without a frame of reference. 50kg may be "ideal" in the minds of some, but if the person in question is 2 meters tall, they would be little more than a skeleton.

Posted by: Thomas Warlock at December 1, 2006 08:40 PM

Excellent post. Excellent.

Posted by: Richmond at December 2, 2006 06:32 PM

Hate to break your bubble, but you look like you weigh 220 pounds in that picture. You are obese, accept it and move out of denial.

Posted by: Ellen at December 8, 2006 10:47 AM