to not be able to articulate the intense dislike mixed up with pity and outrage I feel towards people who take photos of their bodies and post them on the internet?
Mintyy · 29/05/2013 21:06
I suppose the immediate response will be "You're just jealous" and, yes, of course I am jealous (in a minor way) of the young and slim and beautiful.
But it is SO VACUOUS!
harrietlichman · 29/05/2013 21:13
Depends where. I am on My Fitness Pal and people do post pics of their bodies on there - but they are showing how much weight they have lost/fitter they have got etc and it is generally accepted that it's ok to do it. If anyone did it on Facebook, for example, I would think they were a bit of an idiot, but have never seen anyone do it on there. Or on MN!
HollyBerryBush · 29/05/2013 21:17
I think I'm a parallel universe here - surely if you are an empowered woman, albeit fit, beautiful and so forth, it is your right to slap your picture up on the internet?
Beauty is in the eye of beholder - plenty of fat/feeder sites for the other end of the market to gawk at.
But of course, as ever, it is what you are comfortable with - I doubt the self conscious would be doing body image photos.
SybilRamkin · 29/05/2013 21:45
Well, most people would look at the photos and laugh at how vain and full of themselves the people who post them are - outrage might be a little unreasonable, but pity is certainly justified.
Holly - nothing 'empowered' about making oneself look ridiculous.
MrsDeVere · 29/05/2013 21:47
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