Turning Women Into Fashion Victims
We live in a society that is constantly telling us we should be skinny to be successful. These messages are sent through the media but most importantly through the fashion industry. If we take a look at the models that walk in a catwalk we will notice that they are extremely thin.
What most people do not know is that these models are 23% thinner than the average women. Although this is by no means normal, everything seems to indicate that in fact it is normal, and that everybody should look like that. The first clue that makes us think that we need to slim down is given to us by clothing.
Whenever we walk in a clothes store we realize that most clothes in the racks are small size. You may occasionally find something in a plus size, but let’s face it: all the fashionable clothes come in small sizes. As crazy as it sounds, women end up adapting to clothes, when it should be the other way round.
The fashion industry is looking after its own interests. Some say that they produce clothes only in small sizes to save money. Others say that they do it because they do not want fat women to wear their clothes because they would damage the image of the brand.
Whatever the reason they are doing it, they have no idea of how harmful their message is to society. Anorexia is a very serious eating disorder. A lot of women become frustrated because they can never find clothes in their size, and this frustration leads them to eating disorders.
Only skinny girls can wear fashionable clothes. That is why a lot of women and teenagers stop eating. As awful as it sounds one in one hundred Japanese women are starving themselves just to fit in a dress. The saddest thing is that many of these women or girls die in their struggle to fit small sizes.
It is of utmost importance that we do something about this. If we keep on letting the clothing industry and the media brainwash our teenagers and young women, there will be more deaths to this terrible illness. Not only clothing designers should start designing bigger sizes, but also there should be a shift in our society.
A shift like this can only be made through education. We as a society should join forces to let our teenagers know that they are perfectly normal, in fact that models are the ones who are not normal. There should be information materials on nutrition and healthy dieting.
We should not let our women become fashion victims. Our health is a very steep price to pay, and looking fashionable is just not worth it. We should change these unrealistic models and replace them with a healthy one. There are a lot of things that can be done to achieve this, and you can help too.