I sense that women might, just might, finally be waking up from the delusion that the fashion industry's aesthetic represents any kind of "beauty" at all, or anything to be emulated or admired, but is in fact the most repellent ugliness.
In fact, as fashion and high-fashion models get uglier and uglier, women might recognize how disgusting this toxic look really is, and finally reject it.
A syndicated columnist who calls her column Average Josephine
recently penned an article on this topic.
Here are her finest points. The fashion industry isn't even pretending
to serve women any more, or pretending to be doing anything but promoting its own perverted agenda:
Fashion industry doesn't seem to understand what beauty is
February 27, 2011
Two recent television shows Average Josephine watched have her wondering if the images of the “perfect” woman portrayed in the media are actually not women at all — and if everyday average folks agree that’s what sexy.
A couple weeks ago, Oprah Winfrey interviewed the newest hot supermodel from Brazil — Lea T. She’s one of the most sought-after models in the world and has her own Givenchy advertising campaign. She is also a pre-operative transgender, which means she was born male.
However, Lea T. looks like most supermodels. Tall, lanky, not a lot of curves — androgynous, if you will. Average Josephine sometimes thinks these models look more like very tall 14-year-old boys with long hair than women. Yet society often holds these models up to be goddess-like.
Right there she gets it wrong. It's not "society" that favours these grotesque walking skeletons. It's the fashion industry pretending to be the voice of society, along with the sad women who are brainwashed by its agenda.
The column continues:
What Average Josephine has a hard time getting her mind around is that our media “goddesses” are looking less and less curvy and more and more masculine (and in the case of Lea T., actually are male). She hears the argument that fashion designers want very skinny models because they are basically used as clothes hangers, but if that’s the case, why not just use clothes hangers?
Average Josephine believes regular people find regular bodies beautiful. However, it seems dangerous for so many of the images of so-called beauty pushed at us through the media to be so far from regular.
Of course it's dangerous, because, as countless studies have shown, such unnatural images directly trigger eating disorders, which are epidemic in our society
But the identification of the androgyny problem goes to heart of the matter. The designers are doing something even more insidious even than merely promoting anorexia. They are pushing their own warped vision of humanity on the rest of us.
It corresponds to what Liz Jones stated more explicitly in her excellent recent article on this topic, which was posted here
. To quote from it again:
These girls have been used as a smokescreen, so that the gay men who run the industry can continue to peddle the idea that women should look like adolescent boys (it was no coincidence that nerdy, weedy boys walked the runway in womenswear this season). This is their dream, not ours.
Slowly but surely, it may finally be dawning on women that they are being used and frankly oppressed by such perverted designers, who hate the way women look and shove their degenerate vision down society's collective throat, heedless of how unnatural it is and how much physical and emotional damage it wreaks on women.
As the Guardian
article indicated, it is way past time for this industry to be regulated, just as any industry that has such a profound effect on the well-being of the public is regulated. The promotion of emaciated androgyny has to end, and a restoration of traditional, well-fed feminine beauty must occur.