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Old 5th March 2011   #1
Meredith
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Default ''Fashion’s ultimate insult to women'' (androgynous models)

If history has shown us anything, it is that when ideological dictatorships (e.g., communism in Eastern Europe) become too tyrannical, the people will rebel and will seek to restore traditional values.

It seems that the fashion industry may finally have pushed women too far, because after years of being aesthetically oppressed, women have finally begun waking up to the fact that they are being brainwashed into resenting their natural figures by a fashion elite that literally hates women for being women.

We saw a hint of this brave willingness to truthfully "name the problem" in Liz Jones' article, which we recently discussed on the forum, in which Jones stated, point blank:

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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.

Likewise, Pamela recently quoted from an article that identified the disgusting situation that some of the models on the runways aren't even women at all -- literally.

And now, in a recent article, Amanda Platell from the Daily Mail calls this the "ultimate insult to women." For it surely is. Her article is a must-read.

http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/styl...women-1.1034837

Here are the most trenchant points:

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Fashion’s ultimate insult to women

March 2 2011
By AMANDA PLATELL


London - For years now the debate has raged over size zero models, yet each year they became skinnier and less like women. No breasts, no curves, so desiccated by starvation they’d be unable to have a child even if they wanted to.

They became utterly defeminised.

But by whom? Real women started to love their curves long before Christina Hendricks wowed the world in Mad Men with hers. And by all accounts men love them, too.

So who drove this obsession to strip women of their femininity?

It was an edict by the fashion mafia - buyers, trend-setters, photographers, but especially the designers. They decreed that to look good in their creations a model couldn’t look like a woman. She had to be flat-chested, devoid of hips, with collarbones you could hook a clothes hanger on. In fact, she has to look less like a woman and more like a boy.

Size zero turned out to be an apt term as the most feted designers, mostly gay men, effectively tried to squeeze women out of the fashion equation. And now they have.

Who could have predicted that the ultimate solution to the Size Zero Debate would be Zero Woman. Because that’s exactly what we have with London and New York Fashion Weeks, and Couture Week in Paris.

The new darling of the catwalk is a man. The Serbian-born model of female beauty is an androgynous lad of 19 from Melbourne...

It’s the ultimate in woman hating, to create a half-man, half-woman creature because the girls are simply not up to the job. They’re too, let’s face it boys, womanly, even when they’ve been starved to within an inch of their lives.

What an act of abject misogyny.

[...]

The obsession with models who looked like boys really took hold in September 2006 when a 22-year-old model collapsed at the Milan shows after stepping off the stage.

For months Uruguayan model Luisel Ramos had fasted and drunk virtually nothing to reach her target weight -she weighed less than 9st at 5ft 9in. She had the body mass index of a teenager ten years younger.

Another model, Brazilian Ana Carolina Reston, died shortly afterwards. The 21-year-old was 5ft 8in and weighed just over 6st when she died.

But like many models, to work and keep the body shape required by the designers and the bookers, Luisel had to fight nature with starvation...

You would have thought that would have been a wake-up call for the fashion industry but no, the designers wanted them even thinner - as demonstrated this week when Samantha Cameron sat in the front row of the Erdem show at London Fashion Week, watching a pair of chopsticks walking down the catwalk.

Chloe Memisevic, the model, was so thin she did not have an ounce of fat on her body. Caved in cheekbones, arms - if you’ll forgive the analogy - that belonged to a concentration camp survivor.

I was at London Fashion Week and I saw some of the women for myself. In the flesh they look even more hideously gaunt, legs without a defining muscle on them, knees that knock together as they walk, chests devoid of any femininity.

How did we ever get to the stage where we allowed a small group of designers - however talented - to determine that this is what is beautiful in a woman?

So step by step the elite of mostly gay designers has been creating catwalk designs for pre-pubescent teenagers, and each year wanting models who looked less and less like women.

And the ridiculous thing is no woman can maintain a body mass index of around 18 - which is what a tall woman needs to look like a skeleton - without abusing their body.

The designers were wanting women to look more and more like young men. That, I am afraid, is the uncomfortable truth. So it was not a big step for them to start replacing women with teenage boys then, was it?

And so step forward Andrej Pejic...in what must be the ultimate misogynist’s in-joke...

The truth is, it doesn’t have to be like this...as Mad Men shoots another series, mainly off the bosom of Hendricks, and Debenhams reports a 225 percent sales increase in clothes that give women hourglass figures.

The article is powerful and unambiguous in its wording. At last, the mainstream media is saying what many women have felt for years: that straight size fashion has "defeminised" them, that today's models are "hideously gaunt" and "devoid of any femininity," looking "less and less like women" every season.

The writer is absolutely correct in stating that this is the "ultimate in woman hating" and "an act of abject misogyny," because it is literally true that "gay men [have] effectively tried to squeeze women out of the fashion equation." And if there were any doubt about it till now, those doubts are gone, as the perverted designers have begun sending models down the runway who aren't even women at all (not just that they don't look like women, but that they physically are not women). It is, as the writer says, "the ultimate misogynist’s in-joke."

But the question she asks that is most important is this:

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How did we ever get to the stage where we allowed a small group of designers...to determine that this is what is beautiful in a woman?

Ironically, and tragically, it was the aggressiveness of feminism that disempowered heterosexual men in cultural matters, leaving no one to oppose the degenerates who run the fashion industry today. As this Daily Mail writer acknowledges, heterosexual men prefer curvaceous women, and when heterosexual men helped to shape the media culture, the standard of beauty was Kim Novak and Anita Ekberg -- women who, while not quite plus-size, were at least far fuller than the anorexic androgynes of today's fashion industry. They were actual women, and looked like it.

But articles like the one penned by Liz Jones, and the "Average Josephine" column which Pamela linked, and now this Daily Mail report, indicate that women are sick to death of having men who aren't attracted to women tell them how they should look. They are tired of having fashion-industry degenerates impose their perverted vision, heedless of the physical and emotional damage that it does to women.

As Platell says, the industry doesn't have to be like this. It can produce genuinely beautiful, curve-adoring clothing modelled on womanly, full-figured bodies -- models who truly look like women, with generous hips, full waists, and voluptuous curves -- who look well-fed, healthy, and gorgeous.

It's time to end this fashion-industry tyranny, this dictatorship of degeneracy, and restore the natural values of traditional feminine beauty.
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