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 Post subject: Things that make us shout, "Boo!!! Hiss!!!"
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Ok, feel free to add your own shots to this thread. These are examples of things that we see in our everyday lives that go over that line, that are unacceptable in terms of messaging to the public about the "cult of thin". I'd love to see other people's sights as well.

A very unexpected and unwelcome sight at Costco: a new line of "body slimmers" called Fat Free Dressing. Booooo!!!! Hisssssss!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:36 pm 
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And another one: "Super Skinny". It came off a pair of jeans I bought, and I took it off and was about to throw it in the plastic recycling when I wondered what it had written on it and put my glasses on to look. Y'know, I might well have not bought those jeans had I looked at that before purchase:

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:15 pm 
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Came across this in the bottle shop the other day. Really?Image

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Wow! I'm speechless.

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:33 am 
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I'm getting so fed up with distorted mannequins like this. The glass is a bit reflective so makes it hard to see, but "her" left leg is smaller than it seems at first (the security gate makes it seem bigger).
I rarely see a remotely normal-looking mannequin these days, they're smaller than even naturally small-built girls I know.

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:47 pm 
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I saw an advertisement for these in a magazine recently:

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if it's too small to read, they are noodles made out of water and vegetable fibre.

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vanillaa wrote:

if it's too small to read, they are noodles made out of water and vegetable fibre.

:help:

i don't even want to imagine how that tastes wtf

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Electric Leech wrote:
I'm getting so fed up with distorted mannequins like this. The glass is a bit reflective so makes it hard to see, but "her" left leg is smaller than it seems at first (the security gate makes it seem bigger).
I rarely see a remotely normal-looking mannequin these days, they're smaller than even naturally small-built girls I know.

My friend instagrammed a photo of a "plus-size" mannequin the other day. Not remotely "plus-size", it would have to have been a 10 (Australian) at most. That's well, well under the average size. So out of whack. And that ^ mannequin is just tiny. If anything, it's doing the clothes a disservice.

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Wolf wrote:
vanillaa wrote:
I saw an advertisement for these in a magazine recently:
if it's too small to read, they are noodles made out of water and vegetable fibre.

:help:

i don't even want to imagine how that tastes wtf


I sort of did and I was thinking about how my one cat ate part of my lab report the one time....I'm thinking they taste about like said lab report.

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Rules to being "naturally" skinny. Hmm. does that not make any sense to anyone else?


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^^ thats who created the skinny girl alcohol and such products


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:55 pm 
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katemaree wrote:

Rules to being "naturally" skinny. Hmm. does that not make any sense to anyone else?

An oxyMORON indeed.

See what I did there..?

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at the bookstore last week.. on the recommended shelf in the food and nutrition section.

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^ I read an article about that book, it's basically a bunch of pro-ana tips. Makes me sad that shit like that is allowed to be published.


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I'd prefer to be more well read than all my friends or more informed than all my friends or better at calculus than all my friends, something useful you know? I can read at least three GOOD books in six weeks, or start taking a class, or do half a book of puzzles... I just don't get this diet culture. I really don't. I don't wonder any more at how I got away with restricting all the time....

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