Monday, 22 December 2014

Baroque Anatomy and Abstract Charm

Shopping online for a bikini is unaccountably difficult, because the ladies modeling them have the baroque anatomy and abstract charm so characteristic of the Uncanny Valley girls, who hail from Photoshop-land.
Shoppers on the internet want to buy an item they will wear, not gaze perplexedly at brutally starved young girls on the catwalk. Isn't it backward, that the skeletal woman is perceived as the ideal one? In these consumerist, overfed, and supremely food-wasting parts of the world that I inhabit, someone may be naturally thin, or cultivate a slim frame as a lifestyle choice, at their own leisure. But online retailers need not photoshop every woman into a disjointed humanoid to sell clothing.

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