Two stories in our morning paper caught my attention; the first one was from the AP and titled:
"Okla. town in tizzy over nude photos"
Snyder, Okla. - An upright town in southern Oklahoma ran its police chief out of office Friday after nude pictures of his 300-pound wife surfaced on the web.
Tod Ozmun's wife, Doris, uploaded the pics on her own accord - something that outraged dozens of the town's 1,500 residents.
"They have no morals, as far as I am concerned," said Shirley Anderson, who served as mayor in the 1990's.
Ozmun had his share of supporters, too. Mayor Dale Moore and Councilman Clifford Barnard also resigned to show their support for the chief.
My only comment here is a chuckle. I am not sure I want to see the photos, but I'd sure like to know what her motives were....LOL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The second article was titled:
"Too-thin models can't walk the catwalk at Madrid fashion show" and "Snub meant as message to youth". Here is the first paragraph of an article written by Daniel Woolls:
"Spain's top fashion show has turned away a slew of models on grounds they are too skinny - an unprecedented swipe at body images blamed for encouraging eating disorders among young people."
To this one, I say hooray and hallelujah, and I hope it takes root and spreads out all over the fashion industry. It is long overdue. Most of us are tired of looking at fashion magazines and seeing waifs who look as though they have eaten only a lettuce leaf in the last 2 weeks. Ironically, that is the way I looked until I was 38 and quit smoking, but I can assure you I ate well during that time. When did skinniness become preferable to having a little meat on those bones? The models of the '40's, '50's and '60's had no such troubles, and they were deliciously perfect in body size and proportion. Then came Twiggy, who embodied the waif-like look so popular in England at the time, with mod-styling a la Mary Quant taking over the fashion scene. Since very few women or girls (past the age of 11) look like that naturally, what say we go back to normal-sized women in the fashion world? Something along the lines of sizes 12-16? And give us NO women who are as skinny as rails, but who, through the magic of breast implants, have size d or larger cups on a 30" rib cage. Unbelieveable.
I'd be interested to hear your take on this article.