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2013-04-23 11:16:49 AM
Z1P2: Americans aren't fat, we're just beating anorexia.

I've whipped its ass
 
2013-04-23 11:17:27 AM
First world problems. Maybe if they had better quality furniture that could easily support the heftier gal, these bags of antlers wouldn't have so much pressure to stay thin.

Thanks IKEA!
 
2013-04-23 11:17:32 AM

dragonchild: KatjaMouse: If I recall correctly this was a science writer who's background was neuro-science so she may have even been comparing some of her own experiences to what she was picking up academically around the same time that this was going on.

Wait, it was the neuroscience writer who was the anorexic?  My point isn't to say that I'm right; if there are cases of starvation-induced euphoria I've never heard of them but that doesn't mean they don't exist.  If some outside source actually confirmed this fine.   My point is that you can never, EVER trust an anorexic's taken on their own disorder, no matter what their credentials are.  Anorexia and pathological dishonesty are so inseparable they're practically fused into one -- after all, the self-image issues can't be sustained in the face of all evidence if they weren't clinically delusional.


Yes, it was the science writer who was the anorexic. However she wasn't relaying this story as a good thing. She was sharing her story of struggle and her hardest reason for kicking the starvation was because it made her feel great. And she admitted that it was part of her sickness (she was very adamant about referring to it as a sickness as well) and was telling the story of her recover and subsequent struggles as well. Like if she's been shut in working she'll have a friend actually calling her up and ask if she's eaten something and basically badger her until she agrees to leave her work and make a proper meal.
 
2013-04-23 11:50:18 AM

KatjaMouse: dragonchild: KatjaMouse: If I recall correctly this was a science writer who's background was neuro-science so she may have even been comparing some of her own experiences to what she was picking up academically around the same time that this was going on.

Wait, it was the neuroscience writer who was the anorexic?  My point isn't to say that I'm right; if there are cases of starvation-induced euphoria I've never heard of them but that doesn't mean they don't exist.  If some outside source actually confirmed this fine.   My point is that you can never, EVER trust an anorexic's taken on their own disorder, no matter what their credentials are.  Anorexia and pathological dishonesty are so inseparable they're practically fused into one -- after all, the self-image issues can't be sustained in the face of all evidence if they weren't clinically delusional.

Yes, it was the science writer who was the anorexic. However she wasn't relaying this story as a good thing. She was sharing her story of struggle and her hardest reason for kicking the starvation was because it made her feel great. And she admitted that it was part of her sickness (she was very adamant about referring to it as a sickness as well) and was telling the story of her recover and subsequent struggles as well. Like if she's been shut in working she'll have a friend actually calling her up and ask if she's eaten something and basically badger her until she agrees to leave her work and make a proper meal.


I've starved myself intentionally before and I've experienced euphoria, but I would be hesitant to call it a standard hormonal response to hunger. I would more liken it to an aroused giddiness to overcoming severe pain and anguish (yes that pain eventually goes away or go numb). Actually I felt the exact same thing after receiving a salt water IV for extreme dehydration at the hospital (yep, relief of intense pain can be euphoric).

Not really sure what the point of this debate was, but typically the body does not reinforce starvation, the mind does. Don't you like being in control and losing weight? The hardest thing to change is a person's mind...especially when the mind is delusional.
 
2013-04-23 11:59:42 AM

elysive: I've starved myself intentionally before and I've experienced euphoria, but I would be hesitant to call it a standard hormonal response to hunger. I would more liken it to an aroused giddiness to overcoming severe pain and anguish (yes that pain eventually goes away or go numb). Actually I felt the exact same thing after receiving a salt water IV for extreme dehydration at the hospital (yep, relief of intense pain can be euphoric).


If I recall correctly it was the first week that was amazing and after that she was chasing that similar feeling.
 
2013-04-23 12:21:13 PM

Oldiron_79: So how about my plan to use a time machine to recruit models from Auschwitz? I mean you just cant get that kinda thin these days without going to sub saharan Africa.


It's Sweden. Sub-Saharan Africa goes there.
 
2013-04-23 12:32:01 PM

elysive: I felt the exact same thing after receiving a salt water IV for extreme dehydration at the hospital (yep, relief of intense pain can be euphoric).


Same here.  Last time I experienced that kind of euphoria is when I finally took some meds after fighting acute bronchitis for way too long.  I was so exhausted I was close to sobbing, then WHOOSH!  Zero discomfort.  I was never so happy to pass out and slept the deepest sleep of my life.  (I know it's the same because I've also felt the rehydration rush when on another occasion a stomach bug almost killed me.)  But I would never, ever, ever say it was worth it.  It's interesting to hear about; if some (or all) anorexics are chasing a high then they're really addicts and should be treated accordingly.
 
2013-04-23 01:09:11 PM

Arkanaut: AngryJailhouseFistfark: Arkanaut: Hëllø I am fröm a Swedish mødeling agency send pics plëase

I am expose for You impostering! The "ø" is not used in Svenska. It is Norvegian. Only I am true Swëdish Mödeling Agentcy for send your pictures to. Tack så mycket!

I will take no møre of this insült! Face the wrath of my møøse cävalry!


Your møøse cävalry are no match for my True Swedish® Beavär Märines. Supported by the Hummer Navy,  they kanst come ashöre from the sea, canals, rivers, lakes, and take over of åll your command centers. In a yetta stor pincer move, the Wolverine Infantry will come down from the North and your møøse cävalry  will be reduced to trophies on my wall.

I am Swediska Modeling Agency. I will have photo. For you, make naked, that we can see all your shape, and then We know how to make dressing on you. For MODELING!
 
2013-04-23 01:10:40 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Oldiron_79: So how about my plan to use a time machine to recruit models from Auschwitz? I mean you just cant get that kinda thin these days without going to sub saharan Africa.

It's Sweden. Sub-Saharan Africa goes there.


You're thinking of Swaziland. It's just a few letters up the road from Switzerland.
 
2013-04-23 01:17:32 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: they kanst come ashöre from the sea, canals, rivers, lakes


No fjords?  How will you handle the Nørwegiåns?
 
2013-04-23 01:19:09 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: God-is-a-Taco: Oldiron_79: So how about my plan to use a time machine to recruit models from Auschwitz? I mean you just cant get that kinda thin these days without going to sub saharan Africa.

It's Sweden. Sub-Saharan Africa goes there.

You're thinking of Swaziland. It's just a few letters up the road from Switzerland.


Which one of those shares a border with Australia?
 
2013-04-23 02:09:20 PM

xoxo: Does anyone else see the hypocrisy in those Dove real beauty campaigns? They claim you're beautiful as is, but shill products to help make you look younger, thus better and more pleasing to look at.


Oh, and don´t forget they sell skin whitening products in Asia. Because you´re beautiful and all, but only if you have light skin...
 
2013-04-23 02:43:20 PM
Oh shut up. Models are supposed to be thin.
 
2013-04-23 03:56:53 PM
This makes me a bad person but I watch Survivor. Oh wait, yeah that does make me a bad person but what makes me a really bad person is this: every season there are a few attractive ladies. In the finale, which is months later after the show they all look much less lean and invariably I find myself thinking that they were way hotter when they were half-starved and semi-gaunt. It's strange, really. You would think that we would be biologically programmed to be attracted to women who are getting plenty to eat and have at least some fat stores for survival. I don't get it.
 
2013-04-23 04:29:05 PM

Jument: This makes me a bad person but I watch Survivor. Oh wait, yeah that does make me a bad person but what makes me a really bad person is this: every season there are a few attractive ladies. In the finale, which is months later after the show they all look much less lean and invariably I find myself thinking that they were way hotter when they were half-starved and semi-gaunt. It's strange, really. You would think that we would be biologically programmed to be attracted to women who are getting plenty to eat and have at least some fat stores for survival. I don't get it.


Most of us are attracted to women with some fat stores, women who look healthy and neither starved nor obese. This is the norm, however certainly not everybody is attracted to women like that. Don't feel bad, you can't help what you're attracted to. Just because something's not considered the norm doesn't mean it's bad or inferior nor better than the norm, just means it's not the average or representative of the majority.
 
2013-04-23 04:39:30 PM

Jument: This makes me a bad person but I watch Survivor. Oh wait, yeah that does make me a bad person but what makes me a really bad person is this: every season there are a few attractive ladies. In the finale, which is months later after the show they all look much less lean and invariably I find myself thinking that they were way hotter when they were half-starved and semi-gaunt. It's strange, really. You would think that we would be biologically programmed to be attracted to women who are getting plenty to eat and have at least some fat stores for survival. I don't get it.


For me it's just more shocking.  They show the last episode and then immediately show the finale which is weeks or months later (I'm not sure on the timeframe) and it's a little shocking sometimes only because you've gotten so used to how these people look as you've seen them get thinner and thinner over the past few months.  It's a dramatic difference when they go straight from their thinnest point to a time skip where they are their normal size again.  The thing is though, sometimes they'll show clips from the first episode and even comparing the first episode to the last is shocking for some of them.  Sometimes they look better on the show, sometimes not though.  I'd say it's more about what you've gotten used to though.  It's definitely weird seeing some of them with full round faces at the finale.
 
2013-04-23 07:10:39 PM
submitted with a better headline last week

/still hungry
 
2013-04-23 08:33:54 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: F

lap flap flap flap flap flap ...

/FTFY
 
2013-04-23 10:54:33 PM
A Swedish modeling agency thread without one pic of 'what a Swedish model may look like?'

Farking fail.
 
2013-04-23 11:05:50 PM
In other news, there's an organization dedicated to getting autistic people jobs doing QA for software companies:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123567371
 
2013-04-24 03:08:25 AM
Oh wow, I wasn't expecting to see this on the main page today ... 9 years on FARK, my first greenlight! Go me.
 
2013-04-24 02:31:29 PM
SirPenguin - congratulations
Skipped ahead a bit, did I miss anyone making the traditional FARK comment about "bag of antlers" yet? I still find that to be the best description of "fashion models".
Face it, these designers want a pole on wheels with a hanger on top. Hang their rags on it and shove on down the runway. So long as it sells product, GREAT!
 
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