With summer being right around the corner, many women are looking for desperate quick-fixes to get their desired “bikini body”. When I came across this post that one of my friends had shared on Facebook, The Diet That Can Make You Skinny Enough for Summer, I immediately thought of this class and the keyword “body”. The title of the post is meant to draw the attention of women who aren’t happy with their figure, and have a desire to change their appearance body wise. The purpose of this post was to try and veer away from the “materialness” of a “nice body”, that we discussed in lecture. This post also made me think of “The Bluest Eye” because Pecola desired the pretty blue eyes just as many women desire what society depicts as “the perfect beach bod”.
What I really liked about this article was that it suggested a kind of detox not many people consider to get their ideal figure. It suggested that women detox from all the negative things in their lives-not carbs, sugar, dairy, etc. Instead the author suggests eliminating stressing over irrelevant opinions from others, competing with other girls, worrying about the number the scale shows, and yearning for things that won’t make you happy. I definitely think that all women could benefit from reading this no matter what they look like and whether they are the most or least confident people in the world, so you better believe I shared it with everyone I know. It provides perspective for both those who aren’t happy with their own figure, and those who are judgmental of others’.