A few days ago a woman named Mel Fraser noticed the mannequin pictured above while passing by a UK fashion store, Primark. She tweeted a photo of the mannequin with the following: … 295 more words
Tags » Body Acceptance
Our media has been accepting more and more the idea that if a woman is fit, then she must have an unhealthy obsession with looks, weight, or exercise. 1,583 more words
Being at peace with myself is not found in achieving the “perfect” body size. It’s found in loving my body as it is.
Trying to lose weight does result in a feeling of achievement, but it also results in a lack of energy, dizziness, increases my emotional vulnerability, confines me within a bunch of rules and restrictions, makes me feel an added pressure of making sure my weight keeps decreasing, reduces my freedom to hang out with friends for fear of food, etc. 42 more words
In case you missed it, too, there’s this piece from Slate that makes happy hash of the idea of extremely restricted fad diets:
Which reminds me that I have recently seen a meme that will, no doubt, show up on tees any second now (if it hasn’t already): “Nothing feels as good as chocolate tastes.” The Slate.com piece features a picture of Artful Dodger juxtaposed with one of Kate Moss, who (in)famously pronounced a number of years ago that “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.” That, I think, may be the u-thinspiration, so we really don’t need to cover what I think of it, or of a woman who somewhat famously controlled her own appetite for food for years by replacing nutrition with cocaine (though I believe she’s been both clean and thin for a good long time.) Well, okay, it does raise a couple of questions: How would someone who’s never not been thin know that nothing tastes better than thin feels? 883 more words