The Secret Revealed – Spanx
I stumbled upon this great post about Tina Fey’s protest about gender norms and what it requires for a woman to look fabulous in a skimpy dress on TV.
“The face paint, the painful shoes, the hair maintenance, the products for every nook and cranny — it sounds more like torture than upkeep. So I totally sympathize with Tina Fey taking a stand against at least one facet of the beauty industrial complex: fancy dresses and everything that goes on underneath them.”
In another way, it is a great blessing that there are undergarments that allow you to wear that skimpy dress with total confidence, but I can definitely understand that when things are forced on you like this by media and the so-called society norms, we should be able to protest against them and be allowed to express our own uniqueness.
I like the reality check that we can get from this video. Just because celebrities look absolutely fabulous underneath those dresses, they have help from stuff like spanx, and we should be more accepting of our bodies, the way they are. Living a healthy lifestyle of moderate exercise and a clean, healthy diet. That is the way we will feel healthy and well.