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Hello Lovelies,

I’m now posting all my exercise, health and nutrition posts to my new blog Fitty http://fittyblog.wordpress.com/ I’m still keeping this blog for all other posts

Lots of love x x x

The Daily Mash VS The Daily Mail

I have decided to drop my daily scanning of The Daily Mail Showbiz. Yes I enjoyed the celebrity news/goss but the hateful tones and crimes against women slowly made the habit feel quite dirty and horrible. According to DMS it seemed women were either

  • Owners of “dangerous curves”- dangerous curves, what?! Dangerous as in their tempting men to assault them?
  • Underweight
  • Sexually provocative despite being underage
  • Identifiable purely by their sexuality- a story of a personal trainer adopting a baby was titled “Bisexual trainer adopts baby”- why is her sexuality relevant?
  • Or just their to be ridiculed- they recently had a swipe at Sienna Miller for commissioning a nude portrait of herself while pregnant, with female columnists saying that pregnancy was an ugly time of a woman’s appearance and what the hell was she thinking reproducing it? And then another female columnist had a go at Angelina Jolie for choosing to talk to their children about Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for access to education. “Why does Angelina feel the need” was a quote from the column- well seems like she’s a sensible parent who wants to enlighten her children on what’s happening in the world, or perhaps instead she should be encouraging them to cultivate dangerous curves at a young age, be disgusted with their bodies during pregnancy and see people according to sexuality, I’m sure DMS would much prefer that.

And it seems I’m not the only one that sees it this way, under almost any article in the readers comments section people would be complaining about the discriminatory or insane tone.

The article which disgusted me the most was “Teenager Elle Fanning shows off her womanly curves as she plays homage to New York statue” Elle is 14. I don’t feel that I need to elaborate to illustrate how wrong that article is, thankfully that article didn’t go unnoticed as Alan White for the New Stateman wrote an open letter to Melanie Phillips about the prematurely sexualised culture on the paper’s website- read the letter here.

Within the letter there’s a link to a podcast which illuminates some of the other crimes of journalism The Daily Mail has committed:

So what have I replaced my daily guilt with? Daily laughter courtesy of The Daily Mash.

Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga both admit to being "fat".

As mentioned in a previous post Lady Gaga’s lyrics for new song “Cake(like Lady Gaga)” include the lyrics “I’m getting fat and so is my bank.” Meanwhile Christina Aguilera reveals in Billboard magazine that frustrated at her record company for pressurising her to lose weight she told them
“You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.”

Now by popstar standards perhaps Gaga and Aguilera are on the heavier end of the spectrum but I would hardly describe them as being fat! What fans love about the songstresses are their talent, strength and confidence in not feeling the need to conform- Born this way and Beautiful.

Surprises in the Billboard article are that during Aguilera’s Stripped tour, her label told her that her weight gain would mean that she wouldn’t sell any records or tour tickets and that the people that she were working with would miss out too. Talk about laying it on thick! Aguilera obeyed and lost the weight for her Back to Basics promo and tour- however in an interview at the time she put her weight loss down to feeling insecure in her body in front of her husband and wanting to make a change. Was this a PR fed spin? Good for her for loving her body and not giving a crap what people say- although I can’t help hark back to a time when she was a skinny mini and criticising Kelly Osbourne for being fat- what goes around comes around?

Daily Mail says Karlie Kloss needs to gain weight.

The Daily Mail showbiz has written an article criticising Karlie Kloss for exercising and says that she needs to gain weight. Karlie Kloss does not look under nourished or unhealthy, in fact despite her tall structure and slim limbs she is quite toned and muscular rather then being skin and bone. But it seems that The Daily Mail can’t make headlines without criticising women’s figures for being too fat or too thin. Full article here

Japanese magazine Numero airbrushes out Karlie Kloss’s ribs

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Plus size fashion magazine SLINK launches 3D edition

I find it ridiculous that the term “plus size” is still in use, when these models are more “normal sized” or as Tyra Banks likes to say “fiercely real models”, or actually when you look at the rising rates of obesity these girls are less “fiercely real” and more “thinner then average” hardly “plus sized”. Plus they’re ridiculously beautiful so hardly a representation of so-called real women. Anyway, check out SLINK magazine, for all you fashionistas above a size 0 or if you just fancy having a look at some gorgeous models: http://www.slinkmagazine.com/ 

Daily Mail Showbiz has featured some photos from the upcoming edition here

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