Here comes the latest solution to a manufactured problem. Have you seen Arm Tights?
Marketed as a wardrobe extender so you can wear less bulk under certain outifts (that's good!), another 'benefit' being mentioned is that they make your arms just look better (hmmm). Soooooo... apparently our bodies are still just not good enough. It was already troubling to see this whole ('cosmetics' is king) industry morphing the old world girdle into the much-more-elegantly-named Spanx, so now we're going to squeeze our (unsightly?) 'arm fat' into these sleeves so we will feel that much better about ourselves?
When did a person's worth have anything to do with her (or his) physical appearance? Maybe we missed that memo, but we are regressing as a society if we think we are so much more valuable if we just look a certain way that qualifies as 'acceptable.'
Hear this: You are beautiful JUST THE WAY YOU ARE and do not need any 'fixes' to be more whole, more worthy, more upstanding, decent, and a credit to this planet.How about you? What do you think of Arm Tights?
photo credit: TIME, Inc.; Spanx, Inc.