Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The Size Zero Furore

By Antraeus Voltage, 16 June 2016

“If the definition of beautiful gets any thinner, no one will fit.” – Unknown.

“The incredible shrinking women,” as Jane Czyzelska (editor of Diva magazine) refers to them in her column for The London Paper, ‘gay girl about town’ (‘Why you can’t keep a big girl down,’ 8 March 2007, p.29).

Six Hollywood fashion models from Dorothy Preble Model Agency sweating it out in a steam cave at Arrowhead, Hot Springs Hotel in Los Angeles, 1948

The world’s first ban on very thin models was imposed at Madrid Fashion Week in 2006 due to “fears that young girls were trying to copy the catwalk look and developing disorders.” (London Lite, 13 September 2006, p.6).

Who doesn’t like long legs though? OK, that’s me biased from the start, I admit!

My understanding is that ‘slim,’ and even thin, is generally healthy; obese isn’t. But, clearly, eating disorders, where naturally larger females attempt to meet expectations presented in the media that they feel under pressure to meet, aren’t either. Surely, what is lacking in that respect is perspective. In order to be happy with ourselves we must, first and foremost, be ourselves and love and nurture ourselves. Trying to make others happy may come into it to some degree depending on one’s personality. But neither this effort nor ‘stretching oneself thin’ for the sake of media manipulation and corporate interests ought to be allowed to eclipse one’s wellbeing. It is awareness beyond propaganda and commercial enterprise that we need as well as collective wisdom that has been stolen from us by said interests.

Fashion designers prefer to model clothes around thin models because they believe that they look best on them. Some models may be under pressure to diet more to lose weight in order to fit the mould. This is unfortunate since others naturally resemble stick insects and banning them from taking part in fashion shows seems unfair if they are the ones who are most suited to the demands of these designers. In other words, it is unjust if the size-zero issue puts them out of work. Everyone is entitled to have something that makes it easier for them to get ahead in the corporate tyranny under which we live at present, including a great voice or athletic body.

It may also be argued that fashion designers want models who look unique. And thin women are not the norm. Having said that, I tend to find the choice of facial profiles rather bland compared to what I have seen on offer in our world. So, perhaps it is more a case of ‘special’ in a narrow sense that appeals to designers of women’s clothes mentioned in the above paragraph. In addition, perhaps thin models draw attention more to the clothes than themselves. Like showroom dummies. A plausible message could be: ‘Our clothes are unique and if you wear them you too will look different, or special.’ Deception, in other words.

It may be equally true that the public, in general, wishes to see unique rather than ‘normal’ girls. We are not relaxed enough we do not live proper, balanced lives. We buy into sensationalism and propaganda in the media. We want excitement to compensate for our dull humdrum existence as we sit brain-dead in front of the TV, shattered after the long slave portion of our day. We want to party and shop till we drop. It’s sad and the ultra-thin girls, whether they are healthy or truly embodying ‘heroin chic,’ symbolise not only this but the gaunt state of our spirituality and sense of fulfilment.

It is surely easier to design clothes for one size rather than take into account the myriad shapes and sizes that women come in. That relates to the next step which is mass manufacturing clothes for the market. One lady, named Jane, wrote into The London Paper to blame designers for the stick-thin craze. She railed, “The reason that very skinny models are required by some designers is that they are not skilled enough to design clothes for women with any kind of shape! Simple!” Or is it simply that it is more practical and efficient to ‘stick’ to one size for the purpose of designing and creating the initial line and then hand the designs over to the production line to roll them out to the great variety of shapes and sizes out there in consumerland? I mean, women do buy a lot of clothes, you know! And that helps to keep prices down and demand, production and availability up. Women’s fashion, especially, is big business!

Karlie Kloss Paris Fashion Week

Patriarchy does like to squeeze everyone into square boxes and condemn other shapes and sizes or leave them feeling insecure or vulnerable. It is practical to use thin, androgynous-looking girls because their homogeneity is suitable for patriarchal corporations that want to squeeze all types of women into one convenient box but, equally, perhaps it saves them the hassle of having to deal with sexualisation issues since these models epitomise the “dark, rock 'n roll chic that's inspired by youth and rebellion,” to  borrow a quote from Alyssa Vingan Klein in her article on one specific example (‘Saint Laurent Ad Starring 'Unhealthily Thin' Model Banned in the UK,’ 3 June 2015).

In fact, the appeal of thin women also coincides with the masculinisation of females in our society. It is symptomatic if not deliberate by design. Corporations want a homogenous herd of cheap, cultureless labour. They are not interested in the broad spectrum of personalities, only in workers who either identify with their purpose and goals – and thereby profit from their monopolies - or dutifully conform in order to feed their families. Men’s bodies tend to be straight and flat. Rather than circulating ‘around,’ energy in a man’s body naturally moves in a single direction: up into the mind or down into physical action (and urgent lust). Such concentration of energy can result in power in terms of will and focus. They can be quite happy to impose their limited beliefs and motives on others. They get things done, however, being built for action. More rounded, portly men tend to be sensitive and emotional; feminine, in other words. They are more open, more caring and more whole.

“In St. Tropez, I met Selina.
Now, her figure was not very nice.
She was so thin the cat had her
On the landing twice.
When she went down to the beach there,
Everyone stared at her.
And, when she wore her topless bathing suit,
People kept calling her ‘sir.’”

- A verse from the Benny Hill song Flying South.
A survey in March 2007 “showed the majority of women aspired to a curvy Kate Winslet-esque figure rather than the stick-thin look of Victoria Beckham. The report showed nearly all the women (90%) questioned for TV show, The Truth About Size Zero, think size zero figures are unattractive. Although nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of women admitted they would like to be thinner, their most admired figures included curvaceous women like Winslet, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe, while the more sinewy celebrities, such as Madonna and Beckham, got short shrift.” (The London Paper, 6 March 2007, p.9).

That is because they want to feel, to allow their feelings and consciousness to flow so they can be whole, intuit, nurture, respond and accommodate all the aspects of life that they need to receive and assess in order to sustain their lives, look after their families and rear their children. A thin woman (I don’t mean slim but curvy) may be desirable but does she truly feel it from within herself as opposed judging herself according to society’s standards and the fashion of the day? Whether manufactured by an industry or not. Women with feminine curves are more likely to be, well, feminine, and, therefore, less likely to fit the mould as dictated by patriarchal interests - which are not necessarily those of men, you understand. Only inasmuchas many men themselves adhere to economic demands in order to survive or get ahead. This opportunity has been extended to women at the expense of feminine qualities such as love, relaxation, peace, caring, trust, intimacy, openness, intuitive wisdom and intelligence, not to mention common sense! And practical sensibility when it comes to security, efficiency and health.

At the same time, many Western men have increasingly struggled to get on in life over the past few decades and to provide for their families while cheap labour from abroad has flooded into both Europe and the United States to exacerbate the problem. The Elite also have an agenda to emasculate ordinary white men, to feminise society in order to weaken our traditional culture and institutions. They are only interested in that thin margin known as the Establishment which is run by people from public schools, which includes women and, perversely, immigrants from faraway countries who are happy to sacrifice their integrity and their own cultural wisdom and values for money and status. All such people exit the sausage machine as clones, slaves of the Shitstem. They think and act on behalf of the financial Elite and the network of criminals who take their orders from extraterrestrial collectives that are bent on enslaving and exploiting humanity.

“Half the world’s starving; the other half is trying to lose weight.” - Roseanne Barr.

It seems to me that this ideal to look thin has also coincided with an emphasis on youth culture and that using models who look like straggly teens is a way to appeal to people’s desire to join or remain part of that culture by looking younger. We have an obsession with youth and, like it or not, slim - or even thin - is more youthful and, therefore, the prevalence of these girls in the fashion world is, again, symptomatic of an imbalance in our society caused – again – by the corrupt Elite that lurk in the shadows inflicting their social engineering experiments on us in order to control the whole world as a slave race. Many men – if they cared – might object to the prevalence of slim or muscular models in the fashion world. At least women no longer have any need to feel jealous of catwalk models’ bust sizes or shapeliness!

Gaunt: The extremely thin male model seen on the catwalk during the Yves Saint Laurent show

Another ‘coincidence’ is the trend towards overeating in Western societies these days which terrifies many young women who value their looks both for reasons of personal satisfaction and the power their beauty and charm affords them and upon which they can rely even in a sick society whose values and priorities are largely upside down. The obsession with being or remaining slim is also a reaction to what girls see which is a striking contrast between the inspiring, glamorous images presented by the media and the Battle of the Bulge that is raging all around them. As a reader, ‘L.A,’ wrote in to The London Paper ('Models don’t create fear of obesity'):

“Regarding the size-zero debate: has it occurred to people that it comes from the fear of being overweight? It’s about wanting to control your body and not wanting to be that way. Big people point at other big people and ask, “Am I really that big?” Every time a big person loses weight, they have a party. We are skinny because we are afraid of being overweight. Big people put us off our food. There’s an obesity epidemic and we don’t want to be overweight.” (28 March 2007, p.24).

Yeah, so perhaps fashion designers and glossy zines are partly responding to the fears and wishes of teenage girls, reflecting their desire to resist the urge to overeat. Most young people don’t get why people put on so much weight as they get older. They only know that they don’t want to be fat, to look and feel overweight. And, as I said, youth culture rules nowadays.

One might suggest that the fashion industry eventually chose super-thin models because their power went unchecked and they realised that they could get away with it. In other words, greed and materialism have prevailed in Western society to the point where common sense, compassion for ourselves and others. So it is symptomatic of a deeper cause that governments are not willing to look at because they have been installed by the very powers that force people to conform to a System that is designed to line their pockets while keeping society down. Banning things is not the answer. Obliterating multinational corporations and relaxing back into a state of wisdom and sanity is. Legislation simply reinforces the power of the authorities who act as puppets for the criminal Elite.

Back in September 2006, Sir Paul Smith said he believed that a return to the fuller figure was on its way. As if this was a passing fad that would soon be over. “All the controversy following what happened in Madrid will mean a move away from those very thin girls,” he said. He suggested that agencies should search for girls who were “a little bit bigger” to make sure they were healthy.

What really needs to change is the way that the corrupt, criminal, downright sinister Elite ride roughshod over humanity and apply excessive pressure on everybody to go along with their Satanic agenda, to conform to corporate demands and go along with the beliefs promoted by their mind-programming tools such as religious institutions and both the mainstream and alternative media. The emphasis needs to shift back to a more rounded, balanced perspective of life. And it needs to embrace the wealth of creative and spiritual potential that is inherent within humanity as well as the new opportunities for increased awareness and expression being offered as a result of greater Light and assistance from higher realms on Earth now. And, for this, we are fortunate enough to be witnessing the return of the Goddess.

Then perhaps we will see a return to more shapely figures in the fashion world and the media generally.

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