Sunday, 7 March 2010

Psych flail

The Royal Society of Psychiatrists are involving themselves in the body image ish-you. Are they telling some of their sillier members to stop implying fat person who respect have a form of narcissistic personality disorder?

Or how about telling people to knock off framing a vital function as 'addiction'? Nope. They're having ago at the great satan (I know, which one?) the media. Because apparently, the reason why we are in the mess we are in re eating disorders is the portrayal of bodies, not fat stigmatization and the whole obesity canard. 

Fat stigmatization via the obesity crisis is creating mental and physical ill health, disordered eating and eating disorders of all kinds. That's why they are running rampant and increasing with every generation. Not the media, which so often follows as a lickspittle lackey to the noble professions of science, medicine and other health professions, which obviously includes psychiatry.

Marshall McCluhan said the medium is the message, but I'm sure he'd agree that it works the other way around, the message is also the medium and that message is, be slim. Until someone apart from fat/size acceptance, deviates from that script, we all need to stop implying that's not the way it is.

Or that nothing bad could possibly come from the great and the good, so if something bad's happening, its gotta be the bad guys, how comforting.  Sadly official sources refuse mostly to come out and unequivocally state the truth, there is no safe way to achieve weight loss via the recommended route, that of energy manipulation.

Until they say this, unemotionally and unequivocally, without blaming it on fat people or anyone else, they are mainly creating a diversion.

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