The unusual story of Size 10
All women-perfect-size-10? or is there something strange going on?
(Part of my book Who Am I, Um Who are You?)
Hey, now that is going to have everyone down my neck. But this is what a 30-year-old was thinking after a serious TBI and it makes you wonder how children look and compare themselves to what is on TV? (I’m not a professional on this subject, but an honest opinion) So why did I think “women perfect size 10 in the USA” (I’m in Australia)
But there is a real twist (moral?) to this.
As you may know by now I had a very bad car accident and lost all my memory pre-accident. So really relearning a lot of things all over.
One was to sit down and watch TV, not because anything more than the spinal specialist told me that’s my limit.
Anyway, for about 6-months life was pretty much stuck doing very little. The tv was part of it especially in the morning watching all the kids TV shows with my son.
Maybe I was the only dad to know all Sesame Street and a lot of other characters by name etc. Funny thinking about it now.
Seriously it was 1990
The days of Bay-Watch and other shows. Even the Brady Bunch etc.
Now I was sent straight from the hospital to home was sort of imprisoned in the house. (long story)
As this was before the internet, there was not really much you could do to find out. What is happening in the world.
The interesting thing though and it shows what kids were watching in 1990. All the women had the size 10 figure. So, there was this thing in the back of my mind.
That all women in the USA were Size 10. Think about it and think of the shows in those days.
Still, in Australia, you have Neighbours and where there is not one person overweight, well that’s becauseI’m in a cafe and they are on. But, you see a complete lie that all people in this so call town have the perfect body. If that is what a size 10 is?
Watching morning and evening TV you would just see women who, well maybe they were fit, starved? I don’t know but, they were all one size.
The SHOCK of Size 10
It was one afternoon, the boy had gone to bed and well it was one of those days so turned TV on. Who was on TV? Oprah Show. Then some women came up on the stage and were totally shocked by what I saw, and it was.
Most of the women were much larger than what is on Prime Time or Children’s TV. So I stalked afternoon TV and was amazed at how people are seeing only people around a size 10 on Primetime and children’s shows and people of all different sizes and shapes on afternoon TV.
Even some of the big soaps seem to have this. We can’t have a woman who may be a size 11or more? Fantasy TV eh?
Then you come forward to 2017, look at all the computer games, and this is only from what I’ve seen advertised. All women are size 10 or less as with most science fiction.
This story has been shared with you as it is an amazing thought process. To grow up with my son for those few months and watch what he liked. Which to me was good as we bonded well.
What is very unusual is what children see.
- On TV a particular size (but it may be changing)
- Computer games, all less than overweight
- Then the local shops, all shapes
It is interesting for an adult to go grow up learning about life and finding out that TV depending on time has 2 different type of women. Then you have a real life, and depending on where you live what size person you see.
Watch out for my book it has been a long time coming.
The book will be physical, Electronic and Audio.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think