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Author:  Disneylove [ Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:37 am ]
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I don't know how extreme this is, the diet/weight loss industry just really gets me angry. Some of the things said during the videos "Danoz: Slim N Lift" and "Global Shop Direct: Cardio Twister" are just low blows that would really tear down the confidence/self acceptance that women across Australia have. I'm sure these products are sold in the US too, as the testimonials are American.

Here's the link, scroll down and look for those particular videos mentioned above: http://au.tv.yahoo.com/the-morning-show/advertorials/

Let me know what you think?

Author:  Amethyst [ Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:53 am ]
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Eeeyuck. I can't believe people are sucked in by this.

Author:  tawnyfrogmouth [ Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:14 am ]
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Eeeyuck. I can't believe people are sucked in by this.

I know right! But it's worth noting that all of us are processing it whether we realize or not.
This is taken from the book bodies by susie orbach, it's great I've already recommended it to everyone (yeah may be I'm a schmuck.. whatever)

It is worth considering the fact that adults can process a facial expression and match it within 30 milliseconds- without being conscious of doing so. this may be the work of the mirror neuron system, we don't know yet, but what is clear from research is that we have already taken in and responded to a look, an accompanying emotion or desire before we know we've done so. If we now apply this finding to images which are purposefully coded to be emotionally powerful by evoking mood, solution, aspiration, we realize the inevitability of our almost instantaneous reaction to the torrent of daily and hourly images around us. Their purpose is invidious. They are bought to us by the merchants of body hatred.

DAMN! Grrr.. me so angry![/quote]

Author:  tawnyfrogmouth [ Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:16 am ]
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Also! How ironic it is that an ad for a McChicken burger pops up when I play the "Danoz: Slim N Lift" video. bah

Author:  Disneylove [ Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:42 am ]
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Love that quote! I think I want to read Bodies now. It's so insightful and so RIGHT. If one more person tells me (whether they're on the TV/radio/right in my face) that I obviously need to shed the winter weight so that my life doesn't end due to bikini season, I am going to kill puppies.

Not really. I love puppies. But I'm sure as heck gonna do something!

Also, lol@McChicken burger ad.

Author:  Amethyst [ Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:46 pm ]
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Love it, eat shit then put on a piece of fabric and feel great. Solution to all of life's problems.

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