Remember that, when you’re criticizing US foreign policy, you find a way to excuse the President and the former Secretary of State’s involvement in any of it. Because then you wouldn’t be able to reblog funny pictures of Obama and Hillary Clinton memes, and that would be like the end of your internet social life.
Since the beginning of TITP, they have constantly trivialized serious eating disorders, which is disgusting and needs to stop.
How do they do this?
By claiming to have eating disorders they are not diagnosed with. Self-diagnosing is wrong; even if the doctor didn’t diagnose someone properly they should not claim a diagnosis they did not have. I don’t care how many of the symptoms someone has of something, no one should self-diagnose themselves with any mental or physical illness and speak as if they have been diagnosed by a doctor.
By presenting any “dieting” behaviour as disordered eating. Not eating sugary foods is not disordered. Not eating fatty food is not disordered. Limiting calories, or anything else, is not disordered. These can all be part of disordered eating, but without disordered thoughts present they are not disordered.
By presenting any limitation of calories as “starving.” Limiting calories is not “starving yourself.”
By presenting exercise as disordered. Exercising regularly is a normal, healthy thing that your body needs to reach it’s optimal state. It is good for both body and mind, when done reasonably and without disordered thoughts.
By presenting these behaviours as something done to “attain or maintain thin privilege.” There is such a thing as health, and dietary and exercise habits contribute positively or negatively to a person’s health. This is not a system designed to oppress people, and they are well in their right to not try to be healthy. But that does not negate the fact that there is such a thing, even if it’s sort of vaguely defined. Exercising or dieting to be healthy is not chasing some nonexistent privilege. Eating disorders are not about gaining thin privilege, either. Wanting to be viewed as attractive may be a part of an ED (and yes, I fully realize that media contributes greatly to this. I am not denying that), but it is not the root and dismantling thin privilege & filling the media with fat models wouldn’t solve the problem.
By invalidating thin people with EDs. They present them as hateful towards fat people and conceited. Many submissions have been published about “thin, fat-shaming anorexics” some never have been deleted. They state that thin people’s insecurities are lesser because they aren’t fueled by a “fatphobic” society.
By completely invalidating every eating disorder except anorexia. I have never seen a blog glamorize anorexia so much. They treat it like it’s a special, exclusive club for thin people. They self-diagnose with it, when they have been or would be diagnosed with EDNOS. They don’t respect the EDNOS diagnosis, stating it isn’t “serious enough.” It’s not even that EDNOS sufferers get worse treatment, it’s that the diagnosis is simply not good enough and they deserve anorexia instead. I find this disgusting. They seem to completely dismiss BED as a thing, as they have stated before that overeating isn’t a thing and doesn’t happen.
Thisisthinprivilege is not doing anything good for eating disorders or eating disorder sufferers. They constantly invalidate and undermine the struggles of people with EDs other than AN, and categorize anything except eating whatever you want whenever you want as “disordered” and “self starvation,” which can only harm people who actually have disordered eating. They need to stop.
Say goodbye to the brown sack lunchbox! A few months ago, AllYou Magazine came to me with a craft challenge and I’m excited to finally share it with all of you! My project is featured in this month’s issue as part of their “Take This, Make That” craft challenge.
truebluemeandyou: I posted the one on the bottom a long time ago - but can’t find it quickly in my archives. You can use either tutorial - they are identical except for the closure. If Creme de La Craft hadn’t seen the one by Disney Family I’d be shocked because it was all over every huge website including stumbleupon.com and lifehacker. Upside: I got to look through 30 pages of my recycle tag :)
The drug known as ‘Molly’ has swept through both the party scene and the headlines after four deaths and numerous hospitalizations on the East Coast. Trace looks at what exactly this drug is, how it works, and the danger it poses. Watch!
After a 35-year, 13-billion mile journey, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft become the first human-made object to reach interstellar space, new evidence from a team of scientists shows.
“It’s kind of like landing on the moon. It’s a milestone in history. Like all science, it’s exploration. It’s new knowledge,” long-time Voyager scientist Donald Gurnett, with the University of Iowa, told Discovery News. Read more
Harder Road Surfaces Could Reduce Fuel Consumption
A new study by civil engineers at MIT shows that using stiffer pavements on the nation’s roads could reduce vehicle fuel consumption by as much as 3 percent — a savings that could add up to 273 million barrels of crude oil per year, or $15.6 billion at today’s oil prices. This would result in an accompanying annual decrease in CO2 emissions of 46.5 million metric tons.
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