There are a handful of topics which always hang in TOP LJ. These issues are written about daily by numerous bloggers, including all the most popular female writers who pump out content and photos on the same theme almost every day. The most common on the list are stories related to female appearance, body image and mentality. I'm sorry, but I really can't understand how it's so interesting to the masses to sit and offer opinions about the way others look, why they dress a certain way, or render unsolicited medical advice on whether a woman is too thick or thin. I've never once seen the same type of analysis or criticism directed to men on LJ. Today I see yet another idiotic post hanging in the top, questioning why Western advertisers use photos of ordinary looking females, or rather what the blogger considers thickish and unsightly women with cellulite, in swimsuit advertising. The confusion is not surprising given that this blogger's journal consists almost entirely of provocative photos and images of herself, which suggests her entire identity and self-worth are tied to physical and superficial validation.
About beauty, weight, female body issues - perhaps these are interesting topics if a blogger actually takes the time to consider and discuss the psychological issues associated with the complex neuroses that almost all women suffer from at one point in their lives. For me, it happened in my early to mid-20's, so I can offer personal insight on the topic. So, tell me, do you really find it so interesting to discuss female bodies? If so, I can begin writing some posts about this topic, self-acceptance, bulimia, unrealistic societal expectations imposed by fashion industries....there are endless things to discuss. My own personal opinion is that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and forms. I honestly believe it, and the most simple thing is to understand that if one person finds something repulsive, another is probably jerking off or mad with envy over the same image...Diversity - this is what makes the world go round and saves us all from boredom. :)) Is this a topic of interest to readers? Let me know - yes or no.