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(USA Today)   SELF editor discovers that people don't really take kindly to mocking a cancer patient running a marathon in her tutu   (usatoday.com) divider line 95
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2014-03-27 11:44:03 AM
B*tches!
I've a feeling this may backfire on them.
Good.
 
2014-03-27 12:29:42 PM
I'd mock a person running a marathon in a tutu. If the fact that she had cancer changed my mine would I be a bad person? Because I'd only not mock her because I would be treating her differently than a non cancer person. Most of the cancer survivors I know said they hated being treated like they were made of egg shell.

But since I only know about 5 survivors I wouldn't consider that a valid sample size.


Luckily my default is mock everyone, eff 'em if they can't take a joke.

Unless they are a hot hot female, then I don't mock I just stare...
 
2014-03-27 12:33:22 PM
FTFA: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer."

Previously, in the FA: "...a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo..."

Oh, perhaps when you asked if you could use the photo, perhaps you should have asked WHY they were wearing the Tutus?

Wait...only real journalists ask questions, what was I thinking.
 
2014-03-27 12:41:35 PM
Why does having cancer give people an excuse to do things that are otherwise mockable?

SecretAgentWoman: FTFA: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer."

Previously, in the FA: "...a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo..."

Oh, perhaps when you asked if you could use the photo, perhaps you should have asked WHY they were wearing the Tutus?

Wait...only real journalists ask questions, what was I thinking.


COUNTERPOINT: She could have made some mention of it when writing back with her acceptance.  "Thanks guys, I'm honored to be in your magazine.  I've been wearing the tutu to raise cancer awareness, and being featured in a major publication will help"
 
2014-03-27 12:50:35 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'd mock a person running a marathon in a tutu.


I might mock someone walking a marathon in a tutu, but anyone who's willing to run the whole thing can wear whatever the fark they want.

She did the 2013 LA Marathon in 5:24. That's not fast, but it's faster than walking pace, and considering she's in the middle of chemo, I'll cut her some slack.
 
2014-03-27 01:05:34 PM

Uzzah: I might mock someone walking a marathon in a tutu, but anyone who's willing to run the whole thing can wear whatever the fark they want.


Oh they can wear whatever they want. I'll still mock. But really, you think that lady give two winks about what some random guy on the internet has to say?
 
2014-03-27 01:19:55 PM
COUNTERPOINT: She could have made some mention of it when writing back with her acceptance.  "Thanks guys, I'm honored to be in your magazine.  I've been wearing the tutu to raise cancer awareness, and being featured in a major publication will help"

this
 
2014-03-27 01:23:01 PM
Everyone has cancer nowadays, it's hard to manufacmanufacture outrage about this.
 
2014-03-27 01:24:18 PM
So what's his Fark handle?
 
2014-03-27 01:24:29 PM

serial_crusher: Why does having cancer give people an excuse to do things that are otherwise mockable?

SecretAgentWoman: FTFA: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer."

Previously, in the FA: "...a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo..."

Oh, perhaps when you asked if you could use the photo, perhaps you should have asked WHY they were wearing the Tutus?

Wait...only real journalists ask questions, what was I thinking.

COUNTERPOINT: She could have made some mention of it when writing back with her acceptance.  "Thanks guys, I'm honored to be in your magazine.  I've been wearing the tutu to raise cancer awareness, and being featured in a major publication will help"


...because when a magazine asks to use your picture where you're wearing th tutus that you have been promoting publically, while your friend wears a shirt that reads, "die tumor die", you should assume that they know nothing of your cause.
 
2014-03-27 01:25:38 PM
They mocked people who run in tutus. Which is kind of biatchy and shallow, but w/e, people will read it. When the editor found out the tutu-wearer had cancer, she reacted appropriately by being very sorry about the snark and vowing to support the cancer chick's charity. Sorry, I'm not finding a lot to be outraged about here.
 
2014-03-27 01:26:00 PM

Latinwolf: So what's his Fark handle?


Never mind, looking at this thread I can guess.
 
2014-03-27 01:27:54 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: serial_crusher: Why does having cancer give people an excuse to do things that are otherwise mockable?

SecretAgentWoman: FTFA: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer."

Previously, in the FA: "...a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo..."

Oh, perhaps when you asked if you could use the photo, perhaps you should have asked WHY they were wearing the Tutus?

Wait...only real journalists ask questions, what was I thinking.

COUNTERPOINT: She could have made some mention of it when writing back with her acceptance.  "Thanks guys, I'm honored to be in your magazine.  I've been wearing the tutu to raise cancer awareness, and being featured in a major publication will help"

...because when a magazine asks to use your picture where you're wearing th tutus that you have been promoting publically, while your friend wears a shirt that reads, "die tumor die", you should assume that they know nothing of your cause.


Oh yeah
www.gannett-cdn.com
 
2014-03-27 01:28:05 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-27 01:30:41 PM
Cut the woman some slack. Tell your old man to drag Bishop Desmond Tutu up and down the track for 2 hours.
 
2014-03-27 01:30:59 PM
Damn, I thought she was wearing only a tutu.
 
2014-03-27 01:31:06 PM

SecretAgentWoman: FTFA: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer."

Previously, in the FA: "...a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo..."

Oh, perhaps when you asked if you could use the photo, perhaps you should have asked WHY they were wearing the Tutus?

Wait...only real journalists ask questions, what was I thinking.


Well, how curious about other people can you expect a magazine called "SELF" to be?
 
2014-03-27 01:32:12 PM
Two winks?
stream1.gifsoup.com
 
2014-03-27 01:33:03 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'd mock a person running a marathon in a tutu. If the fact that she had cancer changed my mine would I be a bad person? Because I'd only not mock her because I would be treating her differently than a non cancer person. Most of the cancer survivors I know said they hated being treated like they were made of egg shell.

But since I only know about 5 survivors I wouldn't consider that a valid sample size.


Luckily my default is mock everyone, eff 'em if they can't take a joke.

Unless they are a hot hot female, then I don't mock I just stare...


I think the difference is that you knew them, and you are not publishing what you say in a magazine alongside their pic.
/also a big difference between mocking and catty, they were more catty.
 
2014-03-27 01:33:27 PM
She should have dressed up as a tumor.
 
2014-03-27 01:34:01 PM
"people think these froufrou skirts make you run faster"

Cancer aside, NOBODY thinks that. People dress up for marathons because they're trying to make it more fun. She's an idiot.

/run marathons
//does not dress up
 
2014-03-27 01:34:23 PM

Latinwolf: DROxINxTHExWIND: serial_crusher: Why does having cancer give people an excuse to do things that are otherwise mockable?

SecretAgentWoman: FTFA: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer."

Previously, in the FA: "...a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo..."

Oh, perhaps when you asked if you could use the photo, perhaps you should have asked WHY they were wearing the Tutus?

Wait...only real journalists ask questions, what was I thinking.

COUNTERPOINT: She could have made some mention of it when writing back with her acceptance.  "Thanks guys, I'm honored to be in your magazine.  I've been wearing the tutu to raise cancer awareness, and being featured in a major publication will help"

...because when a magazine asks to use your picture where you're wearing th tutus that you have been promoting publically, while your friend wears a shirt that reads, "die tumor die", you should assume that they know nothing of your cause.

Oh yeah
[www.gannett-cdn.com image 534x401]


So, the Die Tumor Die is on the bib, not the shirt. I'd assume it was part of the race's cause, not the individual's, since most races issue the bib. You think the drone told to get a tutu picture to make fun of was doing anything other than finding a tutu picture, and getting permission to use it? This stuff is done on tight deadlines; it's not All The President's Men.
 
2014-03-27 01:34:44 PM
Shocking, that the editor of a magazine titled "Self" would mock other people for their attire.  Just shocking.
 
2014-03-27 01:36:27 PM
Oh great, playing the cancer card. You don't see me going around playing the attention de
 
2014-03-27 01:36:42 PM

SecretAgentWoman: FTFA: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer."

Previously, in the FA: "...a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo..."

Oh, perhaps when you asked if you could use the photo, perhaps you should have asked WHY they were wearing the Tutus?

Wait...only real journalists ask questions, what was I thinking.


that got me too. especially because they did mention the women sold them on a site. they must not have bothered looking it up.
 
2014-03-27 01:38:46 PM

Latinwolf: So what's his Fark handle?


Yeah, that caption does read like a bad headline, doesn't it?

Alternatively, he could be a truTV contributor.
 
2014-03-27 01:39:16 PM

LazyMedia: Latinwolf: DROxINxTHExWIND: serial_crusher: Why does having cancer give people an excuse to do things that are otherwise mockable?

SecretAgentWoman: FTFA: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer."

Previously, in the FA: "...a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo..."

Oh, perhaps when you asked if you could use the photo, perhaps you should have asked WHY they were wearing the Tutus?

Wait...only real journalists ask questions, what was I thinking.

COUNTERPOINT: She could have made some mention of it when writing back with her acceptance.  "Thanks guys, I'm honored to be in your magazine.  I've been wearing the tutu to raise cancer awareness, and being featured in a major publication will help"

...because when a magazine asks to use your picture where you're wearing th tutus that you have been promoting publically, while your friend wears a shirt that reads, "die tumor die", you should assume that they know nothing of your cause.

Oh yeah
[www.gannett-cdn.com image 534x401]

So, the Die Tumor Die is on the bib, not the shirt. I'd assume it was part of the race's cause, not the individual's, since most races issue the bib. You think the drone told to get a tutu picture to make fun of was doing anything other than finding a tutu picture, and getting permission to use it? This stuff is done on tight deadlines; it's not All The President's Men.



LOL. So, you wouldn't make the easy assumption. You'd make a decision based on nuances like the position of the tumor message? Also, if its not ok to make fun of her now because they found out she had Cancer...why would you think it was ok to use a photo of a woman running at a Cancer event?


/Don't overthink things
 
2014-03-27 01:39:56 PM
Why would this particular magazine mock ANYONE for running a marathon? Seems to me that's the opposite of what their core philosophy is. If they were a Fark-type magazine (Remember when our tagline was "We don't make the news. We mock it"?) that would be understandable and expected. But for a self-improvement magazine to mock anyone for having fun doing a major athletic event? If I was a subscriber (and not a Fark-minded individual) I'd cancel.

/Who the fark buys magazines these days besides businesses with waiting rooms?
 
2014-03-27 01:41:27 PM
Like this?

img.fark.net

/Tutu thread?
 
2014-03-27 01:41:54 PM

Jument: "people think these froufrou skirts make you run faster"

Cancer aside, NOBODY thinks that. People dress up for marathons because they're trying to make it more fun. She's an idiot.

/run marathons
//does not dress up


All of this. One of my TNT teammates wore one all training season to raise more money for blood cancer research. He rocked that purple tutu at every training run from May through the Nike Women's Marathon in October and raised about $3500. Now, whenever we run, it seems strange to see him without it :-)
 
2014-03-27 01:42:19 PM
25 posts and no one has commented on the hotness of the women in the pic? What is happening to you fark?
 
2014-03-27 01:43:52 PM
"people think these froufrou skirts make you run faster"


There's only one thing that makes people run faster...

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-27 01:49:56 PM
Well, I think they look cute and are badass to run a marathon in the first place and who the fark reads Self anymore?
 
2014-03-27 01:51:01 PM

phenn: Well, I think they look cute and are badass to run a marathon in the first place and who the fark reads Self anymore?


A lot fewer people than a couple of weeks ago, that's for sure.
 
2014-03-27 01:51:09 PM

phenn: Well, I think they look cute and are badass to run a marathon in the first place and who the fark reads Self  magazines anymore?



FTFY
 
2014-03-27 01:54:42 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: LazyMedia: Latinwolf: DROxINxTHExWIND: serial_crusher: Why does having cancer give people an excuse to do things that are otherwise mockable?

SecretAgentWoman: FTFA: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer."

Previously, in the FA: "...a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo..."

Oh, perhaps when you asked if you could use the photo, perhaps you should have asked WHY they were wearing the Tutus?

Wait...only real journalists ask questions, what was I thinking.

COUNTERPOINT: She could have made some mention of it when writing back with her acceptance.  "Thanks guys, I'm honored to be in your magazine.  I've been wearing the tutu to raise cancer awareness, and being featured in a major publication will help"

...because when a magazine asks to use your picture where you're wearing th tutus that you have been promoting publically, while your friend wears a shirt that reads, "die tumor die", you should assume that they know nothing of your cause.

Oh yeah
[www.gannett-cdn.com image 534x401]

So, the Die Tumor Die is on the bib, not the shirt. I'd assume it was part of the race's cause, not the individual's, since most races issue the bib. You think the drone told to get a tutu picture to make fun of was doing anything other than finding a tutu picture, and getting permission to use it? This stuff is done on tight deadlines; it's not All The President's Men.


LOL. So, you wouldn't make the easy assumption. You'd make a decision based on nuances like the position of the tumor message? Also, if its not ok to make fun of her now because they found out she had Cancer...why would you think it was ok to use a photo of a woman running at a Cancer event?


/Don't overthink things


I actually do things like pull photos off the Internet and run them in publications for a living, so I know that what you think is the easy assumption is actually very unlikely. Nobody at SELF bothered to check into the subject matter of that photo beyond checking two boxes: 1. tutus 2. permission from the people in the photo. I doubt very seriously they read the t-shirt. The alternative theory, that they knew the photo involved a cancer victim and tutu entrepreneur but they mocked it anyway? Requires way too much effort and weirdness on their part. It's not that hard to find another tutu picture, if you did somehow learn the back story.
 
2014-03-27 01:54:49 PM
"people think these froufrou skirts make you run faster"

No. They don't. That's stupid, nobody thinks that. Lazy editor was out of ideas, and somebody failed to do their due diligence when getting the photo permissions.

Also, I wouldn't mock anyone who can run a marathon while getting chemo, because that person could kick my ass. All I could do was barf and sleep.
 
2014-03-27 01:56:23 PM
Opening line of the wiki article for Self right now:

"Self magazine is an American magazine for women that specializes in health, fitness, nutrition, beauty and happiness, but also mocks runners who wear tutu costumes during marathons, even if the tutu-wearer is celebrating having survived brain cancer."

Bahahaha.

/Also, if you're trying to promote women's health and fitness, why the fark are you mocking ANYONE running a marathon?
 
2014-03-27 02:01:43 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: LOL. So, you wouldn't make the easy assumption. You'd make a decision based on nuances like the position of the tumor message?


honestly I wouldn't have even given the bib a second glance if nobody had pointed out to me that it had a custom message on it.  That's the easy assumption.

No race I've ever ran has had custom bibs. The fact that this one does have custom bibs is lamer than any pink tutu.
 
2014-03-27 02:02:47 PM

ByOwlLight: Opening line of the wiki article for Self right now:

"Self magazine is an American magazine for women that specializes in health, fitness, nutrition, beauty and happiness, but also mocks runners who wear tutu costumes during marathons, even if the tutu-wearer is celebrating having survived brain cancer."


Wow, you're not even joking:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self_%28magazine%29

Bahahaha.

I'll go with ROFL.
 
2014-03-27 02:06:41 PM
Wait, the editor is only sorry because the girl had cancer?    I really don't think that cancer should have anything to do with this story.  Self editor mocks girl for dressing up for a marathon. People do this to have fun!  SELF is taking everyone way to seriously.
 
2014-03-27 02:07:52 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'd mock a person running a marathon in a tutu.


This. Unless the tutu was somehow related to her cancer treatment, I don't see how having cancer enters into it.
 
2014-03-27 02:11:38 PM

dognose4: Wait, the editor is only sorry because the girl had cancer?    I really don't think that cancer should have anything to do with this story.  Self editor mocks girl for dressing up for a marathon. People do this to have fun!  SELF is taking everyone way to seriously.



Not to be contrarian, but we could probably all lighten up a bit, too. Reading the blurb, the most offensive thing about it to me was that it isnt even remotely funny. I mean, its actually so unfunny that it angers me. Somebody got paid to write that. Its like it was written by a profesional YouTube commentor.

...but, it wasn't really offensive to cancer survivors and it wasn't reallyt disrespectful of anything.


/just stupid
 
2014-03-27 02:12:31 PM

LazyMedia: Latinwolf: DROxINxTHExWIND: serial_crusher: Why does having cancer give people an excuse to do things that are otherwise mockable?

SecretAgentWoman: FTFA: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer."

Previously, in the FA: "...a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo..."

Oh, perhaps when you asked if you could use the photo, perhaps you should have asked WHY they were wearing the Tutus?

Wait...only real journalists ask questions, what was I thinking.

COUNTERPOINT: She could have made some mention of it when writing back with her acceptance.  "Thanks guys, I'm honored to be in your magazine.  I've been wearing the tutu to raise cancer awareness, and being featured in a major publication will help"

...because when a magazine asks to use your picture where you're wearing th tutus that you have been promoting publically, while your friend wears a shirt that reads, "die tumor die", you should assume that they know nothing of your cause.

Oh yeah
[www.gannett-cdn.com image 534x401]

So, the Die Tumor Die is on the bib, not the shirt. I'd assume it was part of the race's cause, not the individual's, since most races issue the bib. You think the drone told to get a tutu picture to make fun of was doing anything other than finding a tutu picture, and getting permission to use it? This stuff is done on tight deadlines; it's not All The President's Men.


Most big races let you put your "nickname" on your bib.. to customize it a little so people can holler your name when ya run by. She likely just used that as her nick name.
 
2014-03-27 02:16:01 PM

Bourbonman: Why would this particular magazine mock ANYONE for running a marathon? Seems to me that's the opposite of what their core philosophy is. If they were a Fark-type magazine (Remember when our tagline was "We don't make the news. We mock it"?) that would be understandable and expected. But for a self-improvement magazine to mock anyone for having fun doing a major athletic event? If I was a subscriber (and not a Fark-minded individual) I'd cancel.

/Who the fark buys magazines these days besides businesses with waiting rooms?


This. Nailed it on the head.

I guess the fact that they were wearing Wonder Woman and Superman costumes was completely lost as well? Many people run in costumes/silly outfits. Its all part of having a great time and getting some good exersize in too.

/runsmarthons
//mighthavewornacostume
 
2014-03-27 02:16:21 PM
If you use the word "froufrou", you're probably an asshole.
 
2014-03-27 02:16:35 PM
l.wigflip.com

/amidoinitrite?
 
2014-03-27 02:26:53 PM
I've had cancer and I survived it.  If I do something stupid, you may mock me.  I don't think any of this "awareness" crap does a damn thing to cure anything.  What we need to do is put our efforts into education and exposing young minds to science.  Now, if the doctor who cured this lady's cancer were to run around in a tutu telling everyone they save lives...I wouldn't have a problem with it
 
2014-03-27 02:37:06 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'd mock a person running a marathon in a tutu. If the fact that she had cancer changed my mine would I be a bad person? Because I'd only not mock her because I would be treating her differently than a non cancer person. Most of the cancer survivors I know said they hated being treated like they were made of egg shell.

But since I only know about 5 survivors I wouldn't consider that a valid sample size.


Luckily my default is mock everyone, eff 'em if they can't take a joke.

Unless they are a hot hot female, then I don't mock I just stare...


28.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-27 02:37:45 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: phenn: Well, I think they look cute and are badass to run a marathon in the first place and who the fark reads Self  magazines anymore?


FTFY


Well.....I get them from TPB for my tablet.  Does that count?
 
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