Thursday, September 6, 2007

Feeling Rather Hornet-Like

Today, I stumbled across this post at MamaPOP! (is that the correct spelling? It's how it looks in my head...)

I am not shy in my love for Glamour Magazine. I think that there is something truly magnificent in the way the use models from every size in the spectrum, zero to 26 and beyond. I have written poems about my feelings on this subject. I truly felt I had found a publication that got me, who understood who I was, who loved me back despite-and maybe even because of- my flaws.

Now, I am disappointed. Crushed, really. Considering cancelling my subscription.

America Ferrera is simply divine. She is funny, she is gorgeous, and she is real. WHAT would posses the editors of a fabulous magazine to insult her and her fans by changing her body?
To top it off, they put "Ugly Betty is HOT!" by her picture. Yes, Glamour, she is hot, she is naturally stunning, and she does not need you to change her in any way!

This is reminding me of how I felt when Jennifer Aniston slimmed down...like I have been betrayed. Pre-Pilates Rachel was lovely and curvy and looked like a normal, beautiful, healthy twenty-something. Post-Pilates Rachel was still lovely, of course, but we lost some of the connection. Some of the innocence, if I may be dramatic.

All in all, I feel like I am in high school, and the hot guy was being nice to me and telling me jokes, then called me a cow when he thought I wasn't listening.

I am listening, Glamour. Oh, I am listening.

They get one more chance.

4 comments:

Ash said...

Nope, glamous is still bad. Please refer to my post:http://ashinwonderland.blogspot.com/2007/08/whats-up-glamour.html

Jennie said...

I just found out that a girlfriend of mine said I looked pregnant in a dress I was wearing this weekend. The same friend who told me I looked great in it at the time. Broke my chubby little heart.

I hope Glamour redeems itself.

My name is Rima. said...

"All in all, I feel like I am in high school, and the hot guy was being nice to me and telling me jokes, then called me a cow when he thought I wasn't listening."

You said it so well, Rebecca. I can't STAND the hypocrocy (SP?) that abounds in the glossies.

Chantelle said...

The thing is she looks creepy on that cover. Much better au naturelle. Stupid fashion magazines.