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To be fed up with too fat/too thin.

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TurkeyBurgerThing Fri 05-Aug-11 09:05:09

Everywhere all of the time. First of all there's the obsession with the media about how supermodels and celebrities are FAR too thin. It's just not acceptable. Thin people are too unhealthy. Don't EVER be thin because it's bad. Always have curves. Hooraaaaay for "real" women! Oooh look here's a picture of Posh spice looking too thin 5 minutes after giving birth, isn't it AWFUL??

Then...

Obesety is EVERYWHERE! 90% of the uk has a BMI of 50 or above. Don't eat anything 0.1% fat or above. Do this quick fix diet to look perfect then your life will be amazing, better than even a Boden Advert could be! Oooh look here's a picture of Posh Spice looking great 5 minutes after giving birth, isn't it AMAZING?

No wonder people are fucked up with all this contrast thrust at them all the time. Why can't people just be normal? Why can't we be happy being normal? What's wrong with normal? We'll all die one day. Do you really want to spend 75 years obsessing about too fat too thin too fat too thin because it's EVERYWHERE you look or hear? Why care what other people look like?

I bet the next sweeping obsession is going to be plastic surgery. I know it's going about now but I mean it'll be as cheap and available as doing the weekly shop. I reckon by the time a woman of now 25 is 50 the pressure to be going under the knife to keep the looks of eternal youth will be immense. We'll all be like that new wifie off of Dragon's Den.

Rant over.

GeekCool Fri 05-Aug-11 09:07:57

YANBU. It's ridiculous the pressures the media try to assert. I am quite capable of having my own body issues without them piling it on grin . It's so irritating and dare I suggest misogynistic too.

LittleJennyRobyn Fri 05-Aug-11 13:25:03

Thats the reason why i dont buy celebrity mags.....always show pics of them after having either lost too much weight or put too much on, Theres no middle ground.

It doesn't really matter, you are who you are!!

MissPenteuth Fri 05-Aug-11 13:30:38

I agree.

But nobody's going to buy a magazine about X celebrity who's looking good at a healthy weight, are they? People (not all people, but the people who buy the mags) want to point at laugh at the fatties or shake their heads in despair at so-and-so being all skin and bones and making our daughters anorexic. It's a sad fact, but true nonetheless. It's because it makes people feel better about themselves, if they can look at or read about someone who's worse off than them.

itisnearlysummer Fri 05-Aug-11 13:39:30

Serves you right for reading shit! grin

No real body issues here. No magazines, no crap telly, no interest in having my 'lifestyle' dictated to me.

It's all crap!

Even so, my DD (just turned 5) told me that she couldn't have cake in case it makes her fat! Despite being a healthy and active 5 year old who "looks like a match with the wood scraped off" she is already aware of body image.

Great! Totally agree that there is too much emphasis on what women look like. Then again, if we weren't worried about the size/shape of our bodies we might club together and take over the world....

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