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(WTAE)   Parents outraged after school suggests products can be purchased to tackle body image issues in middle school girls. [Consume]   (wtae.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, High school, Middle school, College, backtrack.Ashley Heun, girls' body image concerns, Southaven Middle School, Mississippi middle school's attempt, Parent  
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2022-01-14 9:25:24 AM  
After taking some time to calm down and gather her thoughts, Heun took to Facebook to share her concerns. Other parents quickly chimed in, in agreement.

*sigh*

No. You go down to the school and find the asshole responsible and then call local news on them.
 
2022-01-14 9:45:33 AM  
Heun told CNN that eighth-grader Caroline had called the letter "stupid" and didn't understand its purpose.

Eighth graders call everything stupid.  Duh.
 
2022-01-14 9:59:15 AM  
"We, the counselors of Southaven Middle School, would like to have an opportunity to offer some healthy literature to your daughter on maintain positive body image,"

An educator wrote that.
 
2022-01-14 10:01:59 AM  
Ah, yeah.  The three R':  Readin' Ritin' and Reeling in a Man
 
2022-01-14 10:02:09 AM  
Somebody there makes money off the body shaping clothes.
 
2022-01-14 10:04:29 AM  

propasaurus: "We, the counselors of Southaven Middle School, would like to have an opportunity to offer some healthy literature to your daughter on maintain positive body image,"

An educator wrote that.


Holy Jumping Horned Toads! That's incredible. I hope someone brought that up at whatever school meeting they had. I weep for the youth of America.
 
2022-01-14 10:05:17 AM  
Times were more simple when I was an eighth grader, as long as you could wear a half shirt and a tight pair of highly cropped jean shorts, you were fine.

And that was just the boys, the girls accessorized.
 
2022-01-14 10:05:30 AM  
propasaurus:

Their MLM wrote it, they just adjusted some of the words based upon recommended wording from the MLM.
 
2022-01-14 10:05:41 AM  
"The letter, unfortunately, takes an unforeseen turn by offering my daughter SHAPEWEAR," Heun's email read. "If my daughter begged me for shapewear, I would tell her no.

Why aren't you purging?
You got yourself fat, you can get yourself thin
You're not fat, dear.  Now if you don't finish those Twinkies, you won't get any desert.
 
2022-01-14 10:05:46 AM  
 
2022-01-14 10:05:55 AM  
Anyone else sitting back kind of amazed that today's dose of parental outrage over school administration's behavior was actually well-deserved?
 
2022-01-14 10:06:38 AM  
'"Is your middle school daughter not hot enough? We can help!"
 
2022-01-14 10:06:47 AM  
"Seemingly innocuous comments like, 'Are you sure you want a second serving?' can be brutal for a middle schooler," Fagell told CNN.


I almost wish I had that drilled into my head when I was younger. Trying to line that shiat out in your 30s when you haven't paid a single bit of attention to portion sizes or exercise is farking rough. I've been on the healthy train for years now, but goddamn was the wakeup call hard. An ounce of prevention and all that jazz...
 
2022-01-14 10:06:50 AM  
Bet I can guess who fully supports this becoming the law of the land
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2022-01-14 10:07:01 AM  
If you want to help body image issues...ban F-ing Instagram and Facebook.
 
2022-01-14 10:07:26 AM  
Talk about not getting it.
 
2022-01-14 10:08:02 AM  
The biggest problem with this is that the "solution" is shapewear rather than a critical conversation about diet and exercise.
 
2022-01-14 10:08:50 AM  
Salmon:

Hi 80s kid, 90s kid here.

Ripped jeans, t shirt and flannel for the burbs

Baggy pants, over sized T's and starter jackets for the city

Polo shirts and khaki pants for the preppies.

Camo for the Hicks
 
2022-01-14 10:08:58 AM  
"We, the counselors of Southaven Middle School, would like to have an opportunity to offer some healthy literature to your daughter on maintain positive body image,"

Maintain positive body image...by using products to force their bodies to conform to society's ideas of attractiveness. Wow, so helpful. What's next? Goody bags with laxatives, makeup, and vouchers for plastic surgery?
 
2022-01-14 10:10:11 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Anyone else sitting back kind of amazed that today's dose of parental outrage over school administration's behavior was actually well-deserved?


Sometimes I wonder if people would send less stupid stuff if it was read out loud to them.
 
2022-01-14 10:10:15 AM  
In my day the solution was to mercilessly mock the fat kids until they either killed themselves or lost weight through the development of an eating disorder.

And you know what? They thanked us for it later.
 
2022-01-14 10:10:16 AM  
RogermcAllen:

Gotta think about monsento, Adm and cargell first.
 
2022-01-14 10:11:27 AM  
dothemath:

Well some of them couldn't thank you, but....
 
2022-01-14 10:11:31 AM  
Instead of outrage over things that are often out of our control and/or demand that others change, how about we teach our daughters (and sons) some resiliency, and the reason why it's called "self" esteem?

/I'll meet you at the pillory
 
2022-01-14 10:11:48 AM  

RogermcAllen: The biggest problem with this is that the "solution" is shapewear rather than a critical conversation about diet and exercise.


There's a fine line anymore to walk when you're talking about weight and health and these people jumped in their car and floored it right past that, but even reasonable conversation about diet and exercise will get you in the weeds with people getting upset.

I'm not providing any answers, I have none.
 
2022-01-14 10:12:27 AM  
We could encourage kids to be more accepting and comfortable with themselves. No? Better luck next time, uggos.

As someone who spent his teenage years not conventionally attractive, I keep hoping for some evolution on this.
 
2022-01-14 10:12:43 AM  

AuralArgument: Salmon:

Hi 80s kid, 90s kid here.

Ripped jeans, t shirt and flannel for the burbs

Baggy pants, over sized T's and starter jackets for the city

Polo shirts and khaki pants for the preppies.

Camo for the Hicks


jees, Aural - I think your 90s look describes any current mall visit here in Calgary.
 
2022-01-14 10:13:07 AM  

RogermcAllen: The biggest problem with this is that the "solution" is shapewear rather than a critical conversation about diet and exercise.


That was one of the options they were seeking permission from the parents for.
 
2022-01-14 10:14:09 AM  
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2022-01-14 10:14:31 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: RogermcAllen: The biggest problem with this is that the "solution" is shapewear rather than a critical conversation about diet and exercise.

There's a fine line anymore to walk when you're talking about weight and health and these people jumped in their car and floored it right past that, but even reasonable conversation about diet and exercise will get you in the weeds with people getting upset.

I'm not providing any answers, I have none.


The solution, obviously, is to "shoot the hostage"...

/ the actual solution is just not play the game.
 
2022-01-14 10:14:59 AM  
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2022-01-14 10:15:06 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: RogermcAllen: The biggest problem with this is that the "solution" is shapewear rather than a critical conversation about diet and exercise.

There's a fine line anymore to walk when you're talking about weight and health and these people jumped in their car and floored it right past that, but even reasonable conversation about diet and exercise will get you in the weeds with people getting upset.

I'm not providing any answers, I have none.


It's really easy to push middle school girls into anorexia and bulimia.
 
2022-01-14 10:16:50 AM  
Mississippi. I'm surprised that barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen isn't the goal they're aiming for.
 
2022-01-14 10:18:43 AM  
I can understand a school introducing a more robust phys ed and having nutrition as a regular part of health education.

The body shape wear is so far from farking reason it overshot the moon and is floating next to that stupid Tesla Musk put into space.
 
2022-01-14 10:19:45 AM  
You don't want to get a girl home and unwrap her to find out there is more to her
 
2022-01-14 10:19:49 AM  
The point of the body image conversation isn't to make everyone the same shape, it's to have them accept themselves and others, regardless of shape.
 
2022-01-14 10:19:52 AM  
If you can't beat'em, join'em.
 
2022-01-14 10:20:28 AM  

dothemath: In my day the solution was to mercilessly mock the fat kids until they either killed themselves or lost weight through the development of an eating disorder.

And you know what? They thanked us for it later.


And this is why there are no fat people in your generation today. Thank you for your service.
 
2022-01-14 10:20:49 AM  
As far as her advice to parents, teachers or caregivers, Fagell notes, "Make sure everything is in alignment. From what you're saying to them, how you're talking about yourself, and don't label food as good or bad."

Do not trust the leftovers in this woman's fridge!
 
2022-01-14 10:21:17 AM  
I'm surprised nobody proposed an obvious, time tested solution: get everyone smoking again.
 
2022-01-14 10:24:11 AM  

astelmaszek: I'm surprised nobody proposed an obvious, time tested solution: get everyone smoking again.


That plan is a lot more expensive now without the CIA flooding the market to keep prices down.

Oh, you meant cigarettes.
 
2022-01-14 10:24:19 AM  

RogermcAllen: The biggest problem with this is that the "solution" is shapewear rather than a critical conversation about diet and exercise.


that is not allowed.  seriously.
 
2022-01-14 10:25:58 AM  
The issue isn't they wrote the letter, the issue is they implied their precious gift to the world wasn't perfect.
 
2022-01-14 10:27:30 AM  

Algebrat: astelmaszek: I'm surprised nobody proposed an obvious, time tested solution: get everyone smoking again.

That plan is a lot more expensive now without the CIA flooding the market to keep prices down.

Oh, you meant cigarettes.


Been a while for me, but have the prices really gone up that much? For a long time, it seemed like cocaine was getting less expensive each year.
 
2022-01-14 10:31:28 AM  
So, article not about Girl Scout cookies?
 
2022-01-14 10:32:12 AM  
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Wow. For once, I feel like the advertisement adds some real quality to the article.
 
2022-01-14 10:33:18 AM  
In an era where counselors are being told to focus on SEL, they made the mistake of shapewear.

Near.
 
2022-01-14 10:35:36 AM  

Salmon: Times were more simple when I was an eighth grader, as long as you could wear a half shirt and a tight pair of highly cropped jean shorts, you were fine.

And that was just the boys, the girls accessorized.


Dad??

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2022-01-14 10:38:02 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: [Fark user image 831x749]  Wow. For once, I feel like the advertisement adds some real quality to the article.


You're right.  Look at that ass.  I'm off to buy some shapewear, AND a fancy treadmill.

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2022-01-14 10:38:40 AM  

RogermcAllen: The biggest problem with this is that the "solution" is shapewear rather than a critical conversation about diet and exercise.


How dare you suggest that people should do something about their health instead of fully accepting them for who they are.

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