Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Are teenage girls really the pathetic losers their "defenders" claim they are?

"Thigh gap" it's the latest threat to pathetic loser girls. ABC did a report on it [Warning: that link causes a video to auto-play]. Well, they talked to four girls anyway.
A new body trend is apparently becoming an obsession among teenage girls.

It’s the thigh gap — a clear space, or gap, that can be seen between the thighs when a girl is standing with her knees together. Some runway models have it, and teen girls want it.

“Good Morning America” sat down with four high school juniors from a New Jersey Chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions to discuss this latest trend.

The four girls told ABC News’ Juju Chang that they all had friends that were intent on achieving the thigh gap.
Four girls told a reporter that they had friends who were trying to achieve "thigh gap" and that makes it a news story? Seriously!

Notice that all four girls attribute it to others.

Here is something you can take to the bank, when teenage girls sit down to gossip and one or more of them say they have friends who are doing some outrageous thing, they are lying! They probably all also "have friends" who have hooked up with fifty-year-old drug dealers through Craig's List or any other nonsense that is going to make them the centre of attention in the conversation of the moment. Bullshit doesn't get any more predictable than this.

More damaging, however, is the way attractive role models for women are always portrayed as damaging to young girls. Not by young girls themselves, mind you, but so portrayed by middle aged female journalists. And it's not like middle-aged journalists might have an interest or biased here right?

Here's a thought, what if middle-aged women felt threatened by young woman? Can you imagine that happening? I know, and maybe water is wet too. Well, suppose this unlikely thing were to take place. It wouldn't be inconceivable in such a situation that older women might want to imagine that young women are helpless victims of image makers. That would take some of the edge off the threat.

And what better way to reinforce this than to run a steady stream of stories suggesting that young women were ruing their health in the pursuit of various body fads that a cruel and heartless entertainment industry is forcing on them. I mean, how many women in their teens and early twenties do you think watch Good Morning America? The demographic for that show is mostly women three or four decades older than that.

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