Ok I did it again, I am a glutton for punishment. I say it every month that I will stop buying glossy fashion magazines, but the truth is I can’t. The reason I love buying glossy’s such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Company? Going through them all and finding body image piece’s I would do differently myself.
So being bored on a Sunday I bought Glamour of March 2010. On the cover it says “Kiss your body hang- up’s goodbye! Page 268 will crush them for good” So I niavely flicked to the correct page expecting to find maybe a feel-good body image special.
It was instead a four page diet plan for girls of all sizes. I couldn’t believe it! Instead of helping girls feel good about their bodies the way they are, they want you to think that the only way you should feel good about yourself is by changing it. I can’t help but worry about a girl what a girl with body dis-morphia or an eating disorder might think and do as a consequence of reading this article.
It angers me so much that some magazine editors criticise bloggers then write continuous articles like this. The way I see it magazines feel threatened by more and more bloggers who are realising that they can respond through the internet and helping their readers to see how they should really view their bodies.
I don’t class myself as a huge influence in the blogging world but I will be happy if any of my posts help at least one person to feel good about themselves I will know I am doing some good.