Sunday, January 20, 2013

Religious right or P.C. left? Quotes 43 and 44

In this series of blog posts, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read each quote and guess, before doing a Web search, whether someone in the religious right or the politically correct left said it.


  • Rich consumers want to spend money on the newest and "sexiest" fashions to show off their wealth and popularity.
  • Fashion designers design exotic and scandalous clothing that shows off the female body, which treats the woman as another luxury good.
  • Fashion agents treat models as merchandise, placing heavy demands on the models to meet the specifications of the designer.
  • The models never feel good enough unless they are the thinnest, youngest, prettiest, etc.
  • Many models suffer irreparable damage from feelings of inadequacy, leading to depression and sometimes suicide.
  • Thinner, younger models take the place of the unstable, unreliable older models (who themselves are no older than 25).
  • Rich consumers buy the latest fashion, become convinced that the newer fashion standard is even thinner than before, and pump more money into the system in the process.
Saying once [gay men] started getting heavily into fashion the model shape changed towards a male form (essentially what a [gay man] would enjoy looking at). Like what Em said.

Now I wouldn’t give a shit except for the fact that they hold up these women ... as an ideal form, knowing damn well 96% of the female population isn’t going to look like that. So women get breast implants, liposuction, nose jobs, spray tans (or skin lightener), lip filler and spend millions on diet and exercise crazes. In the end, women hate themselves and each other.

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