Think about it, Why is it that I, slim 6 ft creature, eats as or even more and more unhealthy than some of my friends called fat but people would still call me skinny?or even worse,preach about how I’m so lucky, “you can eat anything and never have to worry about being fat”. Like death from high cholesterol is a joke compared to being unable to zip those undersized pants we buy for ourselves in hope,
Whether or not it was her intention, Rashida Jones’ tweets shame women who reveal their bodies and behavior. She tells them to be SEXY, but wants them to adhere to her brand of sexy. This all sounds a lot like Rashida Jones trying to tell women what to do with their bodies.
Censorship of female bodies represents the hate and distrust we have towards female bodies. In censoring female bodies across the media, we continue to constrain women within society; it’s society’s attempt to keep “femaleness” within set definitions and ideals.
I’m still having slight difficulties understanding all that Lacan meant by “obsessional inversion” in his essay “The Mirror Stage as Formative.” With the smartphone and its many cameras, I can’t imagine how much deeper he could have gone with his theories. One of the most interesting areas of discussion would probably be these mirror selfies…