So, I’m about to go off on one of my random, un-planned tangents.. Hold on to your hats, knickers, briefs or whatever else you feel like holding on to!
First I will apologize to my male gendered followers! This is a complete open discussion and I hope to get your weigh in on this as well. (This IS a term and situation that effects us all. I just don’t want you all afraid to talk as it happens to be a woman asking the question! I’m not easily offended, so don’t be afraid to speak up with your gender’s perspective on this as well!!), and I hope everyone can play nice because I just want a polite and enlightening conversation for all of us! I’m not trying to be offensive to anyone.
I was sitting with my man watching the amazing movie “Ghostbusters 2” which annoys him, because it’s an AMAZING movie and I pretty much know it by heart and love to talk along with all of the word and sing along to all of the songs (… I know. GHOSTBUSTERS II?? But, I can’t help myself… I love the cheesy humour! “Do.. Ray… EGON!”) Anyways.. I Digress within my digression……
I happened to make an off-hand comment to him (after seeing Sigourney Weaver in a towel)
“I could totally pull off Sigourney if I were in shape!” (of course his automatic response was “you are in shape”… Smart man after 10 years!! 😉😉)
It started me thinking though. I think it’s so funny that in this PC age when, everyone is fighting so hard to instill change in the way we phrase things, and identify people, and yet an antiquated phrase like “out if shape” is still a common place thing?.. Or, is it just me? In a world where women like Amy Schumer
And Melissa Mccarthy
Are sexy and wonderful role models, how are we (or I??) still hung up on this? Guys, I think you may have it even worse! We all seem to fight stereotyping shape with women, but thinking of the fabulous women above took me all of 2 seconds… but, I couldn’t think of a male role model who would fit the bill of the “every man” type! …isn’t it sad that we focus so much on helping females, that no one think about the body issues that men have to deal with??
I would still like to ask EVERYONE, in a world that seems to be so keen on fighting against every stereotye…
What is “the shape” that we are out of??
And why is it that everything is taboo to think and say, and yet these body image issues are still going strong? I honestly want to know… So, please, help me out in the comments below if you have any thoughts on the issue.