But I think the first real change in women's body image came when JLo turned it back-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom - Beyonce brought leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular thighs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful.
Ah ha ha. No. I'm totaly messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girls is expected to have:
Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a Californian tan, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, and the arms of Michelle Obama.
The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes. Everyone else is struggling.
- Tina Fey, Bossypants
Together we have power ladies. Whether we're celebrity Tina Fey or working a regular ole 9 to 5, we have the power to influence change. What lies need to be replaced by truth this weekend? I'm choosing to rest & not feel guilty; to truly soak in the precious time we have with some dear friends.