Pro ana or thinspiration – why?
In a day and age when ‘top down’ messages are getting rejected, satirized, shunned, blogbashed and demonized, how come this thinspiration stuff is so popular? It’s something that has been puzzling me for a while. It’s based on my assumption that weighing less than 90 pounds and having a streamlined body has been promoted by the fashion and modelling industries for quite a while now. If the Big Media are blaring on about beauty ideals, isn’t it logical that in our grassroots online world resistance pockets would pop up? To mind comes Sir Mix a Lot – Baby Got Back. Yes, there are always supporters of the ‘main ideology’ but you’d think that on the internet, of all places, resistance to this would be mostly commonplace.
Unless of course there is some kind of strong conviction despite Big Fashion Support for these beauty ideals – maybe that the male population supports the ideal, providing an extra incentive for the girls to hunt down isolated pockets of fat.
The world truly became upside down once Dove launched their campaign for real beauty. WTF? Now big corporations are doing what The Multitude™ should have been doing?
If there are any thinspiration supporters reading this, could you please enlighten me?