Posts tagged body image.
There are people who are convinced that shame and guilt are effective ways to motivate someone to address their weight issues. A recent study has indicated that this method can actually make things much worse.
When a person with overeating issues gets depressed, food is often what they use to seek comfort. You are not helping. You are not being supportive. You are not giving us “tough love.” You are triggering our depression and causing us to eat even more.
Please stop making us eat your words. They are very… fattening.
how to dress for your shape: are you human-shaped? play up your natural sex appeal by wearing whatever the fuck you want
Life Tip: As the weather gets warmer, continue to wear whatever the fuck you want. Flaunt everything or keep it cool under cover. Dress to make yourself feel rad.
how to get a bikini body:
put a bikini on your body
Want to look great naked? Take all your clothes off.
Want to feel good in bed? Try a Tempurpedic mattress.
It is none of my goddamned business if a random 400-pound (or 150-pound, or 90-pound) woman is healthy or not. Just as it’s none of my business how much money she makes or how her sex life is going. Health is private. Period.
What I do believe – and what I feel perfectly qualified to proclaim from the rooftops - is that every woman at every weight, shape, and size deserves to be treated with respect, deserves to feel loved, deserves to make her own decisions about her own body. Every woman at every weight, shape, and size deserves to have a fabulous time exploring her personal style and honing her unique look. Every woman at every weight, shape, and size can define health for herself. And, above all, every woman at every weight, shape, and size deserves to be happy. Every woman at every weight, shape, and size CAN be happy. And anyone who claims that happiness is contingent on weight is foolish and misguided, prejudiced and small-minded.
I’m not interested in quantifying the health of other women. I’m not qualified to make decrees about the health of other women. But I’m making it my life’s work to make sure that other women are happy. Happy with their lives, their bodies, their very existences.
Because happiness trumps everything, and we all deserve a piece of it. ALL of us. Including you.
I believe this could have included gender neautral pronouns but overall it hits the spot right.
My response to this.
THIS. IS. PERFECT.
How stripping off to play Helen of Troy on the London stage changed the way I feel about my body
It’s October. It’s dusk. It’s the second week of rehearsals for The Trojan Women, a modern version of Euripides’ tragedy in which I’m greedily playing three different roles: Cassandra, the…
Louise Brealey wrote this and it is a MUST READ.
victoria’s secret is pulling a “love your body” marketing campaign
isn’t that just frickin cute?
the underwear company that is famous for irresponsibly reinforcing unrealistic and harmful expectations of people’s bodies. the same company that only stocks clothing, bras, and underwear so long as you fall within their range of *acceptable* body sizes. the same company that only uses models of a very specific height, weight, hair style, facial structure, and breast size.
the last thing any of their shitty advertising has ever told me is that i should “love my body”.
More people need to see this video. It’s a little bit old, but what better way to use some of my new Upworthy clout than by bringing it back? This shit’s important!
But then, the truth was never really the point. Thin women don’t tell their fat friends ‘You’re not fat’ because they’re confused about the dictionary definition of the word, or their eyes are broken, or they were raised on planets where size 24 is the average for women. They don’t say it because it’s the truth. They say it because fat does not mean just fat in this culture. It can also mean any or all of the following:
Just plain icky
So when they say ‘You’re not fat,’ what they really mean is ‘You’re not a dozen nasty things I associate with the word fat.’ The size of your body is not what’s in question; a tape measure or a mirror could solve that dispute. What’s in question is your goodness, your lovability, your intelligence, your kindness, your attractiveness. And your friends, not surprisingly, are inclined to believe you get high marks in all those categories. Ergo, you couldn’t possibly be fat.
“Robin, I want to marry you no matter what…assuming you don’t turn into a big fat fatty.”
WHY DOES EVERY SHOW HAVE TO THROW IN SOMETHING TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT BEING FAT IS A REASON NOT TO BE WITH SOMEONE? KEVIN’S FINE NOT HAVING CHILDREN SOLELY BECAUSE ROBIN DOESNT WANT TO, EVEN THOUGH HE ALWAYS HAS. BUT IF SHE GETS FAT, DEALS OFF? HE’S SUPPOSED TO BE A FUCKING THERAPIST AND HE’S A FUCKING DICK INSTEAD. I DON’T CARE IF IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE A JOKE, BE MORE CREATIVE AND LAY OFF THE FAT JOKES, MEDIA.
Good thing Robin has a long line of guys just waiting for her. Let’s hope she doesn’t gain weight, or else she’s bound to die alone. Thanks HIMYM, just adding to the long list of reminders telling me I’m dying alone.
I am disappointed in you, HIMYM writers. You used to be better than this.
My body is not a representation of my failures, sins, or mistakes. My body is not a sign that I am in poor health, or that I am not physically fit. My body is not up for public discussion, debate or judgment. My body is not a signal that I need your help or input to make decisions about my health or life. My body is the constant companion that helps me do every single thing that I do every second of every day and it deserves respect and admiration. If you are incapable of appreciating my body that is your deficiency, not mine, and I do not care. Nor am I interested in hearing your thoughts on the matter so, if you want to be around me, you are 100% responsible for doing whatever it takes to keep those thoughts to yourself. If you are incapable of doing that I will leave and spend my time with people who can treat me appropriately. Please pass the green beans.
Avoid Holiday Weight Shame — Ragen (danceswithfat)
I think I’m going to give out Happy New Year cards that have this inside.