while I agree with many of the sentiments expressed by these women, I think
they're fooling themselves if they think their impact is going to change
anything. I've seen this media crazed phenomena before, again and again,
people resolve not to make a big to-do about weight, and it lasts for a few
weeks, until some girl gets a lot of attention for being the latest
"success", or some celebrity loses 100 pounds and everyone praises her,
and all that good will is flushed away by envy of another person's success.
The dysfunction isn't the size of the figure, but the fact that women
(especially, though not exclusively) spend a lot of time comparing themselves to
other women. They don't see the beauty within themselves because they
don't look at themselves save to compare what they're lacking with
other women. It isn't just skinny, it's hair, career, kids, health,
husbands, interests, attitudes, things one woman said they wish they could
say... you name it, they compare, compare, compare... No wonder they're not
happy or healthy.