Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sex sells

One of my biggest gripes against society and corporations in particular is the fact they push sex and being thin down our throats at every turn then push fast food on every corner of town. Let's face it the photo below is not to draw attention to the new Jaguar car, nope it is the scantly dressed woman.

You find that sex is used to sell everything from Ferrari parts to baby diapers. If you can not seen the newest commercial for Huggies diapers then you have not seen how bad it can get. I do have to admit the commercial is funny but it goes to prove that sex appeal is used to push products down our throats.

So why do I have a gripe with it? Simple, us women and men that do not measure up to those perfect images are now trying to perfect our own bodies through surgery, diets and body shaping foundation underwear. That does not even take into account the mental problems that often people get when constantly bombarded with what society perceives as what we should look like.

My personal feeling on dieting is to diet for you health and not for looks. Lose weight because it is good for your heart or reduce your chance of premature death, not to simply get into that sexy outfit.

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