Proud2Bme | Fun With Stock Photos: Thin Women With Tape Measures

Fun With Stock Photos: Thin Women With Tape Measures

Looking for the perfect stock photo to go along with your weight loss article? How about a thin, headless woman with a tape measure? There are plenty to choose from!

Oh, how we love stock photos. They say so much about life's joyful moments. The ecstatic pleasure of eating salad alone! The special satisfacation that comes from lifting little pastel weights! And the pure abandon of pouring water all over your face! Now Femiblogged has uncovered a new stock photo trend: thin (mostly headless) women with tape measures! [see the full gallery at the link] Do an image search for "weight loss" and you'll find page after page of these ladies. The preferred outfit of choice is a hiked-up shirt and skinny jeans--a look that just screams happiness and fulfillment. Well, there's not much screaming, actually. What with the lack of faces and all.


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