What feminism managed to break back in the Sixties is prudery. Breaking the tradition of remaining in the parents’ house until a family would be formed by escaping with lovers, be as naked as possible and promoting free love were paramount in the revolution that spread up in the 1968. Sure, there might have been criticism and shock from adulthood at first, but then everything got normalised and today more than ever with social media planning blunt sexual encounters by programs like Tinder is not only not scandalous, but also accepted between single girls having giggles on their last dates and men who are freed from paying themselves a prostitute. Scrolling Tinder is like choosing a cow or chicken on the animal market; it’s all based on its aspect. As we want to have the fattest and healthiest cow or chicken, we look on Tinder for physical appeal. Well, physical appeal cannot be pro-fat, this is a fact of objective beauty. Of course there might be the odds who like fat people, but this is their problem.
We can’t make of beauty a subjective issue: Venus had a regular face, blonde long hair, blue eyes, and a proportioned body. She could be considered fat for today’s standards, but the conception of fat was crystallised the day scales came into existence. MBI should be between 18.5 and 25 to have a normal weight: below and above you are either under weight or over weight; over 25 you are obese. (If you want to calculate your MBI, click here.) Venus today should be undertaking a diet though to be a model, because if naked she could be still exciting, would you think the same if she was wearing a short dress? In a rightful opinion from fashion, above 19 MBI one should not be modelling. She could still be an actress or a photo model, but let’s leave the catwalks away. We are never too rich and too thin, and fatness generally comes with a woman’s poverty. (If a man is rich but fat from eating and having dolce vita, most of the people will turn a blind eye.) How many successful women are fat? Come on, let’s be honest, fatness is a state of mind and you can only lose weight with your thought and attitude.
Jennifer Lawrence made a scandal recounting when a female producer had her lined up with five women thinner than her and advise she’d lose weight and use her naked pictures as inspiration for her diet. Then a male producer gave her an impetus to the acting career by affirming she was perfectly f***able. (As long as you are not an over weight woman, men will most likely f**k you, that’s the power of a vagina given to all.) Well obviously she gave in because she was scared she wouldn’t have a career and in fact now not only she does, but she appears in articles by contesting that people found ridiculous her wearing a beautiful Versace dress who didn’t cover her much in the cold of London during an outdoor presentation of her new film.
Here’s another expression of hypocrisy coming up from someone who found scandalous being rejected once by a woman who considered her fat. The matter is elegance. People are right, posing in February with that Versace dress on an about 0° London raises questions–but those should not be of envy relating to cold a dress that most women couldn’t probably afford, those should be relating to elegance. I am sure Versace, Dolce&Gabbana, Cavalli and Armani–the most quoted for premieres–had made a winter collection… Or anyway, there is always a coat fitting a dress. Someone who blamed naked standards showed bluntly again how powerful they are to create an issue.
Before getting dressed we should all remember the teachings of another (very thin) woman who passed to history setting an example of pure elegance. Coco Chanel believed that “TRENDY is the last stage before TACKY.”