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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. 

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procurator0
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:26 pm (UTC)
another is probably jerking off
.................

there is only one way to find out
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
How to find out? It's impossible. :) I don't like to think about what strangers may do to the few images of myself I post here.
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bloger_d
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:31 pm (UTC)
Goyskaya Kvartirnaya Mat' is the best topic!

http://goyskaya-km.livejournal.com/
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
Your blog has nothing to do with this topic. Don't try to get free promotion, or I will demand that you send me some tokens. :)
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juan_gandhi
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC)
You observe humanity and find it slightly disgusting? Same as that person you are quoting... but she finds disgusting the way some people look; you find disgusting the way some people talk... I tend to agree with you, but it takes some brains probably, which not everybody has.
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:39 pm (UTC)
Why should it concern her the way others look? This is what I don't understand. :)
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alexanderr
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC)
I see naked women! Yes, that's a good topic. Count me in
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:39 pm (UTC)
I agree - naked women are much more aesthetically pleasing than naked men. :)
viatcheslav
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:43 pm (UTC)
I suppose the stories related to female appearance, body image and morality are very popular among a certain type of people.
The proof: she is 18-th in the LJ ranking
I'm not interested in this theme
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:44 pm (UTC)
She annoys me more than any other blogger. :)) But, of course, people are free to read what they want and her popularity is proof that these topics are of interest to many. Sad reflection of today's society in my opinion.
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kiss_my_abs
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:44 pm (UTC)
May be you’ll translate my posts completely before writing such reviews? I didn’t call them «unsightly women with cellulite». I’ve never insulted big girls. The idea of my post is not to organize a beauty contest. I’ve just explained that plus size models help girls with similar bodies to understand better how clothes will fit them
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 03:48 pm (UTC)
Your whole blog is focused on physical appearance, body image, and nothing more. You are free to write what you wish, the same as me. I read your entire post, perhaps I misunderstood something in the translation. If so, then please accept my apologies. But my opinion is not limited to just today's post. I see almost everything you write. :) We do not share the same mentality about beauty, to each their own. Our audiences definitely do not overlap, so there is room for both of us on the Internet and in the Russian blogosphere. :) But I find it hard to take a writer seriously, when they use an image of their ass as an avatar. Sorry if it offends you, just being honest.

Edited at 2016-01-27 03:53 pm (UTC)
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moskitow
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:04 pm (UTC)
Nowadays, I'm interested more in how people are staying healthy in their after 40-s.
I can care less how young women look. They can put on a potato bag and still look good even with few extra pounds :)
So posts about healthy, balanced meals(with pictures), lots of kayaking and mountain biking(skiing, sledding e.t.c.) are always welcome!
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:06 pm (UTC)
Tell me about it...it's so much more difficult after 40 to maintain weight and not pack on extra pounds! It was much easier in youth to shed extra weight. But, I try to focus on the positive aspects of getting older like more life experience and wisdom. :)) Btw, now I'm on a low card diet. It seems to work best, but it is really torture to eat no sweets, bread or pasta!

Edited at 2016-01-27 04:08 pm (UTC)
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zirazira
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:08 pm (UTC)
You wonder why female body issues are important? Then look at art! Look at all the cultural heritage of the universe! Music, literature, sculpture, painting, cinema - everything is about female body! All the art is about beauty and female body is the essence of beauty! Of course it is important. If it wasn't, nobody would paint it or devote music to it. But beauty is impossible without ugliness otherwise we couldn't identify what is beauty and what is not. Criteria are different in different times and cultures but they do exist. And will always exist.
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
If you look at art, you see every variation of the female form. Not one limited view of "beauty." This is the point I'm making. Beauty, the perfect body - these are subjective issues. Of course, the female form should be celebrated and admired. I did not say otherwise. :)
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anna_sollanna
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:10 pm (UTC)
Definitely no!
Please do not turn into one of those boring bloggers who write about appearance and not 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.
First, it's a kind of the soviet legacy (and even of much early, kind of patriarchal times) when all the people who considered themselves having some acquired knowledge used to "spread" this knowledge both they were and especially were not asked. Second, it's a kind of "stock market" for all those who consider themselves pretty and are worried about their appearance - to look at others and to compare whether the others are still uglier then I.
Nevertheless, a kind of insight into the topic about neurosis owning to attempts to correspond to modern beauty standards will be interesting. ;)
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:22 pm (UTC)
I'm constantly writing about psychological issues, and there are so many tied to weight and female struggles. But physical expectations are also closely tied to cultural norms. Do you know how many posts I see about how horrible American women look and dress? :)) Because such high demands aren't placed on us by the male population...thankfully. :)) Each time I'm in Russia and see young girls walking in heels or spiked boots on ice and snow piles, wobbling as penguins, I just can't relate to it at all, and it seems a bit ridiculous and desperate to outside observers. However, they are free to dress as they wish. If it helps them catch their Russian prince, more power to them! :))
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poll59
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
yes
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:23 pm (UTC)
Yes? :) In what way? Just to post photos of women and critique their appearance, or to discuss psychological diseases associated with appearance (like anorexia and bulimia)?
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perycalypsis
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:32 pm (UTC)
European readers would stigmatize you for this post.
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:32 pm (UTC)
Why?
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e_d_w
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:41 pm (UTC)
No, this topic is not interesting.
But as a man I can say that the men got tired.

This topic demeans women, because we are shown an animal and not a woman.

This issue we impose at the top.
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:57 pm (UTC)
As a man, you don't feel pressure to look a certain way? Just curious.
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peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 05:24 pm (UTC)
Re: it says it all
Haha! Classic song. :)) I still sing it every time it comes on the radio.
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elena_88888
Jan. 27th, 2016 05:54 pm (UTC)
Exactly!
Even the scientists made an experiment. They painted ideal woman with ideal proportions etc... But she looked as a doll and not like a real woman until they added some difference in the second half of face, body...
peacetraveler22
Jan. 27th, 2016 05:58 pm (UTC)
I never once picked up a Barbie doll...they never interested me. :) In the U.S. now, we have dolls in all colors, shapes and sizes. I think it's important for young girls to see a variety of dolls to understand that there is no one form that is desirable or acceptable.
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pin_gwin
Jan. 27th, 2016 05:58 pm (UTC)
There was an old joke, that 90% of men say they like flashy women while the rest 10% are lying that they like slim ones... since that's what they got.
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