Another year, another ….
picture of a naked woman in an international glossy fashion magazine.
This is the world we live in, guys.
A world where, I have ensured that you wake up this morning to a picture of Jude Law’s ex- Sadie Frost, naked, from Grazia Magazine.
Sorry for that.
Why is this chick naked?
Do we need to ask?
Apparently, because “‘I want us to forget about faddy diets and frenzied 6am gym visits. It’s time to treat our bodies with a bit more TLC’.’
So, instead of, perhaps, going into schools and talking to teen-agers about their body images, (just one suggestion,) she has taken her clothes off.
It is, for me, a bit early to be confronted by a sleazy film star’s ex-wife, buck-naked.
And, it is also just a bit early to be confronted by these questions (again):
1) WHY, oh why (etc) do women have to take their clothes off to get attention?
(Can you imagine men taking their clothes off in equal numbers to draw attention to their body issues?)
2) Why does what Sadie Frost (distinguished mainly for being an undistinguished pal of Kate Moss and ex of Jude Law blah blah) has to say about anything have any relevance to what women think, about anything?
3) How does stripping in a magazine equate to “treating your body with more TLC?”
Frost says: “‘I really am baring all,’ she said. ‘I, like many women, am anxious about the way I look, but I’ve overcome my fears and posed nude to show that I’m like any other woman.”
I have no doubt that, in part at least, she means well.
Perhaps, what, to me, appears an act of, erm, naked …exhibitionism and publicity-seeking, might have a purer motive.
And perhaps, some women will be comforted by her “bravery” and will feel better about themselves, as she hopes.
But, retouched or not, pictures speak louder than words and these pictures re-inforce the message that if a woman wants to be heard or seen, the easiest way of all is still to be seen first, then, perhaps, only, heard.