Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Body Acceptance Fair

Utah State University held the annual Body Acceptance Fair today. Located on the lush foothills of the Rocky Mountains, USU Health and Wellness Center chose to focus on fad diets, eating disorders, fashion tips and stress management. These four areas, when focused on correctly, will force you to accept your body for what it is. Because of the USU Body Acceptance Fair, I, Lee Patrick Cannon, have accepted my body today for what it is: a pear.

The coveted V-shaped male body is overrated. What woman wants a man with hips smaller than hers? She would not have anything to grab onto! No, I say, give me a little junk in the trunk. I love my extra wide load. When I back up the semi-truck warning comes on, "beep" "beep". Just a little cushion for the pushin'!

Second of all, the stereotype that women must look like Barbie. Folks, she is not real. If somehow Barbie and her creepy-eyed love interest, Ken, were to be human sized she would be roughly 6'7 and weigh 94 lbs. The legs on that critter would be over 4 feet long! We must not let society tell us that our legs should be 4 feet long nor the circumference of our waist be 5 inches. Not only would she be a freak of nature in real life form, but she would look something like a bad combination of a pre-pubescent girl and a giraffe.

Let us stand tall, but not as tall as Barbie, for whatever shape our bodies are! Pear, pumpkin, squash or banana, we are beautiful! Accept that!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this one, Lee!

--Pam--

Peter & JoNae Black said...

Oh how I wish society made it easier for us to accept ourselves for who we are. Great post!

Hannah said...

Wonderful, Leesif! And yes, Barbie is a freak of nature. Miss your guts!

Matt and Jenni said...

Lee, I love you!! Seriously...this totally made me happy today. :D

Lyns and kids said...

Amen Lee! This was very inspiring. Thanks!

Lissybug said...

All the girls love you, don't they, Lee? It's not hard to see why. I'm glad you accept your skinny body. It's harder to accept your body when you've had three kids.

Celestyn H said...

YES YES YES! I would like to add that art history has proved time and time again that beautiful women are never the stick thin ones. Hello! Aphrodite had some serious curves! 3 Cheers for the curvy women and men!

Martha said...

AMEN BROTHER!

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jill said...

what are you a SLICE of a pear?? come one now!;)

Shelly, Rachelle, Cheryl, Tessa, Heidi said...

AMEN LEE!!! Women don't want a guy that is smaller than her. And you should be glad that you are part of like the 1% of men that actually have some junk in the trunk! Most guys have concave backsides.