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I once told a guy about my mission to help girls and women who struggle with weight, body image and body-hatred. Scanning my body up and down, he retorted, “What on earth do you know about body-hatred?” I stared at him blankly, the wheels in my head turning as I tried to think of a socially appropriate response, all the while really thinking to myself, “Too much. Way. Too. Much.”

The Films of Joseph H. Lewis - by Michael E. Grost

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Think back to what was said above: having a certainconception of what women are like that mirrors the conditions ofsocially powerful (white, middle-class, heterosexual, Western) womenfunctions to marginalize and police those who do not fit thisconception.These gender cores, supposedly encoding the above traits, however,are nothing more than illusions created by ideals and practices thatseek to render gender uniform through heterosexism, the view thatheterosexuality is natural and homosexuality is deviant (Butler 1999,42).

 

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I’ve been re-reading one of my favorite nutrition books: Eat Fat, Get Thin. It has re-inspired me. I find it so interesting how food plays such a major role in our lives. Not just socially, but our overall well-being, our health. There is a huge misconception that all calories are created equal, and the only way to lose weight is cut calories and workout more. This is so WRONG!

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This thick, sticky mucus clogs passages in many of the body's organs and infection sets in.The two organs most affected are the lungs and pancreas, where the thick mucus causes breathing and digestive problems.


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How does our society influence our ideas about body images? How does the media affect this influence? More specially, think in terms of the media and films. How does all of this affect the increasing trend of eating disorders?
Young girls are negatively affected by the overwhelming messages they receive from films portraying overly skinny movie stars. These young girls are faced with societal pressures to fit in. Young girls are turning towards eating disorders to obtain the ?mythical norm? that we have discussed in our class. For example, in the article entitled ?What We See Is Not Natural?, by Andrea Gordon, a school youth worker points out that ?The message is ?thin is in?? It?s out there no matter where they look, between the videos, the movies, and the magazines.? Older women are also affected by these societal pressures to stay thin. The films which we see portray the young, skinny, beautiful actresses as the ideal; therefore, leading many to resorting to eating disorders to achieve these distorted standards that thin is beautiful. Interestingly, studies have looked at this topic in terms of race. Studies have compared white women to black women, and looked at how the media influences their body images, thus leading to eating disorders. These ideas are looked at in the article entitled ?Black Women Ignore Many of Media?s Beauty Ideals? written by Dakota Smith. Smith points out in her article that ?white women are negatively influenced by seeing size 0 and 2 women in the media.? In
contrast however, the same does not hold true for black women. Smith sheds light on the fact that black women just don’t feel bad in the same way white women do by watching television.? This goes to show the different norms different racial groups hold.







The Golden Ratio And The Perfect Body

I think if this “ideal body image” wasn't constantly projected, we wouldn’t have as much of an issue with this. Many body positive activists get thousands of hate comments on their social media pages telling them to hide in a hole until they lose 50 pounds. What have they personally done to you to deserve such scorn?