April 11, 2012

What Marilyn’s Measurements Prove.

Beauty is not about whether your thighs touch or how flawless your skin is.

A few Reddit comments:

She was just a regular gal. Poor thing.

She was a beautiful lady although I have often puzzled on why people were so enamored with her. She was just an ordinary person that America fell in love with. And somehow she has been the gold standard in beauty for many fans. But IMO, she wasn’t overly or out of the ordinary beautiful.

It was a pretty new thing to just ooze sexuality like that. She played a sexy, confident woman onscreen when the norm was to play the naive or mysterious ingenue.

Some people have this thing that draws you to them. When she’s on the screen, you can’t help but be drawn to her. It’s charisma, I guess? IDK.

What Marilyn’s Measurements Prove.

“It’s not about Weight, it’s about Health.”

Marilyn’s size fluctuated over the years. What didn’t fluctuate was her comfort with her own body. Those were different times? True. But maitri is eternally essential–not just physically, but emotionally.


She varied in weight over her life, as you’ll see in the photos. The point is–all of us vary, too, and we need to focus on making friends with ourselves, and being healthy—not on hating what we see in the mirror when it doesn’t match up to what society tells us is “hot.”




“There’s nothing more important on our spiritual path than developing gentleness to oneself.” ~ Pema Chodron


Via Huffington Post:

…19-year-old actress has been ramping up her workouts and sporting a thinner frame, but on April 8, Cyrus tweeted a photo of herself inhaling the contents of a Carl’s Jr. takeout bag and wrote, “I can’t eat it. So I’m just gonna smell the shittttt out of it! My mouth is LITERALLY watering.”

The comment, coupled with her recent weight loss, caused concern for some fans.

So she responded with this tweet:

Love that.

Via Miley’s own tweets:

“By calling girls like me fat this is what you’re doing to other people. i love MYSELF & if you could say the same…you wouldn’t be sitting on your computer trying to hurt others.”

Miley Cyrus: “You can be adored by thousands of men, even when your thighs touch.”

Miley Cyrus: Gluten-Free, Lactose-Intolerant, Fit vs. Thin, Anorexia & Body Image.

Back to Huff:

she [then] posted a photo of an emaciated woman.

Miley followed up that tweet by posting a photo of Marilyn Monroe with the caption,

“PROOF that you can be adored by thousands of men, even when your thighs touch.”

Curves are beautiful.” Fit is beautiful. Self-acceptance is brave, and beautiful.

>>> More Miley being surprisingly awesome.



Relephant reads:

Can We Retire the Phrase “Real Women,” Please?

Tina Fey on Women’s Body Image.

I am a Thin, Beautiful, Privileged Woman.

I’m a Skinny Yogi, I’m a Real Woman & I’m Not Anorexic.

How to Starve the Soul. 

This is What a Real Yoga Body Looks Like. 


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Images. Huff Post (click images for link).


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