stuffy: [www.11points.com image 266x320]Odd no one ever complained about the "body image" these sent to boys.
catchow: "Math is hard!"
stuffy: Odd no one ever complained about the "body image" these sent to boys.
KatjaMouse: [www.dariawiki.org image 250x184]She knows she's a winner.She couldn't be thinner.Now she goes to the bathroom and vomits up dinner.
MythDragon: If all you have to do is not eat to look like Barbie, what in God's name do you have to do to look like this?: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x214] I imagine it requires a trip to some German surgeon's house way out in the middle of nowhere.
God-is-a-Taco: Real women have curves
stampylives: God-is-a-Taco: Real women have curvescurves != rolls
The water was cold: I grew up in the '70s. I miss thin people.
God-is-a-Taco: stampylives: God-is-a-Taco: Real women have curvescurves != rollsDang, I thought I was obvious with the "respect your body Barbie" being obese.I was joking about the whole "obese acceptance" movement.
WhippingBoy: Here's your problem:- clothes are way to tight and revealing- updating her Facebook while lounging on the the bed- bucket of food beside her- empty soda cans- cat
Bronzemom: WhippingBoy: Here's your problem:- clothes are way to tight and revealing- updating her Facebook while lounging on the the bed- bucket of food beside her- empty soda cans- catAnd this is a problem, why?
Silverstaff: Basically, male body image problems are on the rise, and studies have shown that typical action figures are getting increasingly unrealistic, and yeah, boys (and men) are starting to get body image problems too (40% of body image issues are male actually), from the media showing men with ripped washboard abs and bulked out muscles and physiques which are just as impractical to obtain for a man as some supermodel body is for a woman.
Metalithic: The choice is not between obesity and anorexia. The goal for everyone, men and women, should be strength and health.
AustinFakir: That's not how mentally illness works.
AustinFakir: Metalithic: The choice is not between obesity and anorexia. The goal for everyone, men and women, should be strength and health.And we're never going to get there unless we talk to kids about overweight, obesity, and how to control their weight.Anorexia is a mental illness. You have to be seriously mentally farked up to get there, not least because girls don't actually want to look anorexic. Anorexics look horrible. Anorexics don't want to look anorexic; they think they look fat because they have body dsymorphia. You can't fix anorexia by changing social ideals, because anorexics' brains are always one step ahead of you making them think they look awful. If a tall blond guy thinks he's Jesus Christ, you can't cure him by pointing out that the real Jesus was likely dark-haired and short by modern standards. That's not how mentally illness works.How mental illness manifests is socially conditioned, for sure, but there are lots of other options for people who messed up enough to be anorexic: cutting, criminal behavior, sexual degradation, drug abuse, suicide, etc. You can't help them by trying to make one option less attractive. They need a different kind of help. Sure, cutting and sexual degradation might not have the mortality rate that anorexia does (by the way, according to your link 20% is the mortality rate for anorexia, NOT for eating disorders) but the method for helping anorexics should not be to hide the issues of overweight and obesity from children so that the mentally ill kids we ignore suffer in some non-lethal way, while overweight children get no encouragement and guidance with weight loss. The goal should be to be straightforward with children about the health risks of overweight, and to provide appropriate psychological treatment for people whose mental illnesses cause them to process that information in pathological ways.
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