Even if it did sting, I'd have to do a self inventory as to why.
Why would I feel inadequate beside another body or representation of? The answer's probably in my attitude to my own. If I don't appreciate my own body and what it does and can do then that is shown up by bodies I do appreciate. Even before FA, I discovered this.
Being fat, amongst other things has undoubtedly influenced that. I've learned to rule myself out as a source of my own pain, it can make for a quicker and easier solution tbh. And let's face it, body angst gets old.
This is not means always a good thing. I'm glad slimz especially, seem to feel so able to point fingers at the source of their distress. I've often admired it from afar-had to.
Sometimes there's something bravura about the relentless no flies on me, if its done with some skill. And yeah, often institutions/ other people are messing with us. However, this has never convinced And the great thing is now, thanks to the revelatory side of fat phobia. We know many slimz feel exactly the same;
To reduce the complex psychology surrounding body image to the waist span of a mannequin is to utterly miss the point . To imply that women are affected by the size of an abstract humanoid in a window display is to equate seeing with believing, and to suggest that women – silly, gullible women – are taken in by the sort of marketing nonsense that we all of us disregard in other spheres on a daily basis.They just didn't know it when they were the only context. Absent of any real sympathy-for fatter women-suddenly they can really see how that looks for the first time. And a lot of them see it the same way I do. Be amused.
It's a classic case of not knowing your own argument until you remove it from the context of your own sympathy for yourself. So, slim/plump people-busted. Please stop using a suggestion of cod-fat acceptance to land one on thin women. This is about you, not fat/ter people.
Thin models are not responsible for your dieting or your eating disorder/ body discomfort, they only show up your own desires. Why can't women accept their own foolish potentially self annihilating fancies? Men can jackarse around putting their balls in a mousetrap and that's high jinks. But apparently, women cannot accept their own potential for daredevil foolhardiness. Everything has to be a veil of fracking tears.
Yes, perhaps that's about a context of women being ridiculed and branded silly and trivial. But this attempt to run away from the instances where there may be some truth isn't helping. In fact, its getting in the way of resolving this conundrum more positively. Assuming that's what people want of course.
In case anyone's confused, each body has its own laws; fat, medium, thin, black, poc, white, old, young, tall short....
Your body is not the measure of others (though exploring difference is fine). That's something you're supposed to get over in kindergarten. Along with not all families are built around the rules of your own. Whether you are fatter or thinner than you want to be, think you should be etc., Bodies need to be judged, if at all, in their individual context and function.
This means, you don't get to pretend thin bodies, or what you think signals them are thinspo and ban them from sigh. This bullshit is probably the genesis of the pathetically asinine "glorifyinging obesity." i.e. taking pictures of fat people who don't look miserable and self hating. See how stupid this bodies cause ED's looks when the glow from the slim halo is removed?
It has always been thus.
Eating disorders are about how we act and react meeting our genetic and emotional inclinations.
The cause or trigger of eating disorders is also in bound up in the cultural surround of how we think; extreme fat phobia and the cult of anorexia feature heavily, boom, boom. So everyone who keeps up with that as a means of keeping fat people in check (they image)? Prepare to sacrifice your children to increasingly discover their propensity for ED's, okay?
We can't always have everything we want, either we bully people and aggrandize ourselves at their expense, or we find ways to achieve things we claim to want positively. But if we keep with the elective delusionary psychosis that weight loss dieting as viable and "healthy" then pathology begets more pathology. We have to move on if we want a reduction in disordered eating and ED's.
There are some fat people who've assumed this kind of branding of thin bodies is okay. Whatever slim people do is bathed in the glow of righteousness. They are the only bona fide humans, so do what they do, think what they think you become human too!!
We're encouraged to do that as a weight loss strategy actually.
Which is why they need to get over their learned privileging of slimz. They are not the only humans, nor the only way to be human.
The slim mainstream has always sought to blame thin models for eating problems, failing to ever say what exactly is "forcing" them to do a goddarned thing. The medical profession did not insist they must be thin. What purports to be science didn't insist it was health and scientifically valid for slim people to pursue thin, so precisely what as been the noose around their necks?
Their own desires.
The perfectionist leanings of their own class, which are reflected, more than generated by fashion. Such is the shame surrounding this-it's hardly perfect to have desires that can destroy you is it? It's one thing to demand diversity, wall to wall uniform bodies becomes banal for one thing. It's quite another to objectify other women's bodies as visual toxins. This shows an overwhelming desire for self evasion and is pathetic.
It's about time this whole conversation about weight grew the heck up.