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 Post subject: Re: Things that make us shout, "Boo!!! Hiss!!!"
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:09 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Things that make us shout, "Boo!!! Hiss!!!"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:28 am 
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I've been writing to anyone I can about the dangerous weight loss story, and Mamamia (major online magazine) picked it up! That's my scan they're using in the image.

http://www.mamamia.com.au/health-wellbe ... one-brook/

Triggers, obviously.

There's a professor at work who specialises in body image and eating disorders. I emailed her and she gave me a lot of useful contacts.

Still going to complain to the press council and the magazine itself.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:36 pm 
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Seriously. This was funded on Kickstarter.

I am replicating the entire article, complete with happy baby looking in a (presumable skinny) mirror.

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My friend has a mirror that makes me look thinner. I don't think it's meant to have this slimming effect, and people don't always notice why they catch themselves looking twice at their figure in it. Well, lo and behold, now there's a mirror marketed especially for those who appreciate the slimmer image (um, pretty much everyone, let's be honest).

The "Skinny Mirror" — "the mirror that compliments you" — was created by Belinda Jasmine and funded on Kickstarter. Here's how it works: the mirror is slightly concave, and this, apparently, removes up to ten pounds from your figure. The price tags for the different Skinny Mirror models run from $165 to $575 (hello, black walnut wood).

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Jasmine claims that the Skinny Mirror improves healthy body image and encourages customers to take care of themselves. At least, the reverse is true: When people feel overweight, they're more likely to actually become obese.

"The Skinny Mirror gives you extra confidence to take on the world," the product's website explains. So how should we feel about a thinner image of ourselves boosting our confidence? Doesn't this just reinforce the idea that thinner is better?

The company insists that the mirror actually helps people achieve a more positive body image. "Some customers who have been using The Skinny Mirror longer than 30 days claim it has motivated to eat healthier and exercise," explains their website. Undoubtedly, a healthy boost of self-confidence that leads you to take care of your body is always preferable to a low-self-esteem-induced eating disorder. Look at yourself all you want, ladies.

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 Post subject: Re: Things that make us shout, "Boo!!! Hiss!!!"
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:52 pm 
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I'm probably being too sensitive, but I'm not going to be eating at this new restaurant.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:17 am 
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Are they serious?!


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 Post subject: Re: Things that make us shout, "Boo!!! Hiss!!!"
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:20 pm 
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I Don't think you're being too sensitive. It's an awful name for anything.

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Yeah, that sucks. Ugh.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Of all of the millions of things Hello Kitty could be doing, why is she on a scale?! Saw this binder at Target today.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:45 am 
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Tag found attached to some device of torture, which I promptly stole (the tag, that is):

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:47 am 
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Really, now. Just - really? Cats need to know this?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:50 pm 
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My cat treats have a similar message. It's completely pointless as well- who knows how many calories cats are meant to eat?

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Hahahahahahahah that's just so fucking absurd. I actually can't stop laughing at the idea of a cat counting calories.

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My cat treats have a similar message. It's completely pointless as well- who knows how many calories cats are meant to eat?



Actually I do 8-.
But just because I have a sick cat that is constantly undereating and whos weight I have to watch.

Anyways, why the hell do they write this on catfood? Are we supposed to put our pets on skinny diets now too? Wtf...


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 Post subject: Re: Things that make us shout, "Boo!!! Hiss!!!"
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The idea of someone in their marketing section deciding "this is what our customers want to look like" scares me.

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