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Old 08-03-2005, 12:07 PM   #81
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I had the exact opposite experience at A&F
Im normally a 6-8...and well. It didnt go that way
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:22 PM   #82
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But even this is discouraging b/c a size 14 then is only a size 6 now During her career, Marilyn weighed 118-140 lbs.
I've read several places that Marilyn today would be around a size 10, which to me sounds about right.

Responding to a different argument, I think we should be a bit less inclined to assume that a every skinny teenage girl has some kind of problem. In many cases the body of a teenager is still changing from girl to woman; sometimes the body grows taller before it matures in other areas; sometimes the breasts even grow before other areas do. Puberty is weird and often makes girls look pretty gangly for awhile. (I know from experience, let me tell you).

And unfortunatley, things like starving oneself or going to extremes for beauty is nothing new. While women like Marilyn were "in" in the post-war period, during the 20's and 30's a boyish shape was in vogue. It's just been recently that people have really begun to see the damage crash diets and starvation diets can do.

This doesn't take away the fact, however, that the average person in America (men and women) is getting larger and more unhealthy. Compare the average American with the average European you'll see a difference in size and in health, and it's something we need to address as a society, along with eating disorders.
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:12 PM   #83
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Marilyn Monroe = disgusting


as far as I'm concerned......


edit- let me explain - I didn't like her persona or person. I don't know her, so I can't pass much judgement. But from what little I do know, I never really found her attractive. Maybe she had a decent body, but I never even paid attention.

Just... not my type of girl, it doesn't seem
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:29 PM   #84
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But even this is discouraging b/c a size 14 then is only a size 6 now During her career, Marilyn weighed 118-140 lbs.


Which brings up another thing I HATE about today's fashion: SIZES!!! Ah, they're NEVER consistent between stores and even within stores!

And even me, as a guy, I will second that.

People always ask what size shirt, or shoe size. And I can't really give them an answer, becasue it is always so different ate every location and for every brand. Even in the same brand of shoe, I have worn different numbered sizes depending on the style.....

We need a 'metric system for clothes' here in the US...........
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Responding to a different argument, I think we should be a bit less inclined to assume that a every skinny teenage girl has some kind of problem. In many cases the body of a teenager is still changing from girl to woman; sometimes the body grows taller before it matures in other areas; sometimes the breasts even grow before other areas do. Puberty is weird and often makes girls look pretty gangly for awhile. (I know from experience, let me tell you).
. Thank you. People have made comments about my weight before, thinking I don't eat or something. I do (I actually eat quite a lot of junk food), but yet my body just looks the way it does anyway-I'm just scrawny. I'd like to gain a bit more weight, though, so comments like that could stop.

But yeah, that's definitely something else to consider, too.

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