As humans, are we naturally war like?
An article in the respected news source independent.co.uk asks and addresses that question.
“Is it natural for humans to make war? Is organized violence between rival political groups an inevitable outcome of the human condition? Some scholars believe the answer is yes, but new research suggests not.
A study of tribal societies that live by hunting and foraging has found that war is an alien concept and not, as some academics have suggested, an innate feature of so-called primitive people.”
I grew up in a time when people believed in duty, honor and country. My grandfathers were both officers. My father was a General in the Air Force. My brother and I were both in the Army. I’ve always felt a kinship with soldiers; I think it’s possible to support the warrior and be against the war……….Kris Kristofferson
As much as this writer would love to believe that, my experience with human nature tells me I’m not so sure.
The gorgeous shapely model Natalie Monet seems to be a case in point.
Before we get to who research says that she is, let’s take an enjoyable look at who she has been for some time.
An article from the past explains Natalie Monet was a finalist of Torrid’s House of Dreams Model Search and is an up-and-coming plus size model with an extensive portfolio and history of the successful.
The group at curveappeal.tumblr.com sings her praises as their feature writer expressed, “I was afforded the opportunity to be at the photo shoot. The amazing Natalie Monet is the model-muse for Intimates Plus. She is even more gorgeous in person.”
In a rare interview with the interesting site thecornishgirl.com she presented some of her views about being a curvier model.
“Of course, the industry is all about fantasy and giving an illusion. But even the models that are in the magazines or runways don’t really look like that. And it’s dangerous. You have girls that are starving themselves to get to that illusion. To reach something that isn’t real.
I would really love to see more diversity. We’ve come such a long way for plus size. But how about more Latina plus size models? Here in the US there about 50 million Latinos. I think that’s enough for representation. But we need to represent everyone not just Latinos. We need representation for everyone.”
Natalie’s views are counter to the majority where slender models receive the lion’s share of modeling contracts but some countries are leading the way in not only saying it’s wrong to teach young girls to starve themselves to achieve this supposed super thin ideal, they are actually passing laws to punish agencies who aggressively encourage and promote that.
An article in the respected information source worldatsix.com reports, “Good news for normal-sized women, the French government may support a bill to ban x-ray, thin models from the catwalk, as well as levying a fine on model agencies and fashion houses that hire them. Agents may also face jail time.”
The report continues explaining that Italy, Spain and Israel have already adopted laws against ultra-thin models on catwalks and in advertising. If France joins this group it would be significant as the fashion and luxury industries are worth tens of billions of Euros to the country’s economy.
The new law would enforce regular weight checks and fines of up to 75,000 euros ($79,000) for any breaches, with up to six months in jail for staff involved. Models would have to present a medical certificate showing a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 18, about 55 kg (121 lb.) for a height of 1.75m (5.7 ft.), before being hired for a job.
The bill’s amendments also propose penalties for statements, actions or anything made public that could be interpreted as encouraging extreme thinness, for example, on pro-anorexia websites that glorify unhealthy lifestyles.
The problems associated with anorexia were tragically highlighted by the death of 28 year old French Fashion model, Isabelle Caro, who died in 2007 after posing for a photographic campaign to raise awareness about the illness.
“It is thought that around 30-40,000 people in France suffer from anorexia, and most of them are teenagers.”
It’s great to see that not only awareness of anorexia is coming to the fore, which it has for years, but that someone with massive muscle, like a national government who can do something about it on a large scale, have made the decision to do so.
Femcompetitor Magazine has made a decision not to show you photos of Ms. Isabelle Caro. She certainly made her point. The photos are shocking, frightening, sickening and deeply sad.
What is tremendously sad is this January 20, 2011 report by the New York Daily News. “In another tragic turn, the mother of anorexic French model Isabelle Caro, who died last year, committed suicide, according to her family.
Marie Caro felt “enormous guilt” and decided to take her own life earlier this month, her husband, Christian Caro, told Swiss newspaper 20 minutes.
Isabelle, 28, made international headlines after she allowed her 68-pound, skeletal frame to be used in Italian photographer Olivier Toscani’s shock campaign to warn about the dangers of anorexia.”
Life is balance. The concern with the fuller sized models are the future health issues related to obesity including heart disease and diabetes. It’s one thing to be shapely when you are young, it’s another when you are middle-aged or older.
Natalie Monet is young and beautiful and has time to find that balance.
As of this writing she has made a decision not to model anymore.
That sent shockwaves through the industry.
What has she decided to do instead?
Become an actress fulltime? No
Become a Fitness Model fulltime. No
We could go on but what does a warrior’s spirit urge her to do?
Much to our delight, she has decided to wrestle.
When we reviewed her Social Media over and over again to make sure, it was truly the case, Natalie Monet is now an Indie Wrestler in New York pursing her new dream.
Who would of thought?
It does seem to serve the point that we have been trying to make for some time and that is that in the new world of female sports, women’s wrestling has become more accepted by society (slowly) and beautiful girls like Natalie from other sports disciplines are making a decision to give it a try.
When an absolutely gorgeous young model like Natalie decides to wrestle, not only is she getting in touch with her warrior’s spirit, she is elevating our spirits as well.
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