so, it’s pretty common to see an image like this with like an article about body image or eating disorders or whatever
and then they go on to talk about what a problem it is and how sad all these young women are hating themselves and hurting themselves because they think they are fat, when they aren’t
implying that if they were actually fat, then there wouldn’t be a problem, it would be totally normal and expected (as it is) to hate their bodies and hurt themselves over it.
fat bodies shouldn’t be used to represent poor self-image and low self-esteem, just the same way fat bodies shouldn’t be used to represent greed, laziness, gluttony, disease, or any of the other nasty shit that fat bodies too often symbolize
you know who sees a fat girl in the mirror every day? fat girls. and I wanna see a picture of a fat girl seeing her own reflection in the mirror, and I wanna see the article talking about why that girl doesn’t need to hate herself or starve herself or think herself unworthy of love.
I think you’re completely misunderstanding what anorexia nervosa is. It’s the irrational fear of gaining weight, so much so that it becomes a mental disorder. Wikipedia even states “as well as a distorted body self-perception”.
Obsessive behaviour of strict dieting, which also includes severe self hatred. Seeing an over-weight “self” is the reality of it. I seriously don’t think that ads about the disorder are trying to put down bigger girls, or trying to tell us this girl doesn’t love herself. This is a disease. It’s a mental disorder that literally warps how you see yourself and it forces you to become compulsive and obsessive over your weight and becoming thin. It’s not just some skinny girl trying to look better than the bigger girls. It’s a serious serious issue!!
These ads help raise awareness, it helps us see and understand just what the people suffering from the disorder are going through. It may be hurtful to know that there are people who are so obsessed with not looking like you, but it’s become a mental fucking disease.
“about body image or eating disorders or whatever” Or whatever? Honestly? This is NOT putting down big girls! You can’t just make an ad about this fucking disease and lie about what it is! What do you want? For this girl to walk in and see herself as a fucking monkey? Yeah that’s totally what the disease is all about.
I agree. It’s really really fucking shitty how bigger bodies are looked at as. It’s fucking angering how we can’t just be allowed to feel fan-fucking-tastic about our stretch marks and our big thighs and our big stomachs. It’s fucking angering that the media tells us we’re disgusting. It’s fucking angering that we’re told to lose weight and to live a healthy lifestyle, regardless of whether or not we want that.
But it’s also really angering that people look at this serious horrible disease that has taken so many lives and they take it so lightly.
Posting this on my side account and turning off anon. I know how Tumblr works, you pretend to be nice accepting people until someone has anything against what you say.