Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Ugly Side Of Pinterest

If you are female, dear reader, you know what I refer to if I say Pinterest.  If you are male and have a wife/girlfriend, you know Pinterest is you new BFF because your other half leaves you alone for HOURS at a time.  If your a single male, well, I don't think explaining what Pinterest will help you, but I digress.

I'm a huge, HUGE fan of Pinterest.  Tons of funny sarcastic photos, plenty of funny cat photos and tons of great ideas.  There are also pins that don't interest me, so I basically ignore them (mainly the wedding ones, I'm already married and the pregnancy/nursery pins.  I already have children, they shed, and say things like woof and meow).  There is also those fitness motivation diet pins that I also ignore. Typically.  Tonight I found one that irked me.

 There it is.  The offending pin.  It's a super skinny chick.  What really ruffled my feather is the first tag on it was #sexy.  Um, compared to what? This?

Okay, first image wins.  But seriously.  Don't our young ladies have enough to contend with?  Heck, even us middle age women have enough to contend with in our society.  I am so sick and tired of advertisers, media, Hollywood and everyone else telling me what is beautiful.  I believe every female on this planet is beautiful, because we are individuals.  There is no one else on the planet like you!

Think about it.  People pay BIG bucks for the rare, the unique.  If people are willing to pay millions of dollars for an object, because there are only four (or whatever) known in existence, why can't we learn the real value of the fellow man around us? I will tell you, because when it comes to real beauty, man is typically blind.

When I think about some of the most beautiful people I have ever known, I realize I find them beautiful for what they are, not what they look like.   These people are kind, smart, courageous, funny, generous, happy, joyful and content.  Think about some of the people that you love to hang out with.  Do they have some of the qualities I just listed? I bet they do.

To steal a page from Captain Kangaroo's book, Susan, you are beautiful, and so are you Jennifer, and you Emma, and you Beth, and you Sara, and you Ann and you (Dear Reader, insert your Name) and in case your neighbor didn't hear me, make sure to tell her to!

Until Tomorrow - Melissa


  1. I have to agree with you, and I'm happy to say that my hubby to be would too! That is not sexy! As an aside, single men could maybe find potential mates on Pinterest...may be useful for them afterall. ;)

  2. Kim - maybe that could be a million dollar idea! Like E harmony, but for Pinterest!I'm just tired of society telling girls/women they are only valuable if they fit in only if they make their outer appearance conform to the ideal. How boring would life be if we were all the same?