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The Beauty Myth | Naomi Wolf
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So many good parts of this chapter, honestly. Glad I didn‘t linger on the last two. This could be a book unto itself, honestly. We‘re so focused on being thin, and the men want us thin, then everyone is frustrated when fertility problems arise. I wonder how much of it is down to this beauty myth BS? I have so many quotes from this chapter, so I‘ll just leave these two here. Ladies, I beg of you. Stop dieting and just be healthy.

GingerAntics You need all of the food groups, including the chocolate. You need the energy to stop taking BS from men and the patriarchy. Don‘t gorge yourself, but be satisfied. It will all be fine. You are beautiful and strong and important. Your body is just the way it‘s meant to be. Screw the patriarchy. #thebeautymyth #naomiwolf #thedietsaremakingusfat 4y
GingerAntics How many women do you know who go on 1,200 calorie diets because they‘ve been told it‘s the minimum they can eat without starving? Yeah, they‘re eating LESS than poor people who literally have a good shortage. Some of them (many of them?) are even doing it under a doctors guidance. I did. My doctor was a woman. #thoughtoftheday (edited) 4y
julesG My friend, who looked really good, did lots of sports, thought she was still chubby, so she started this crazy `I eat only these nutrient shakes for 3 months, only 800 calories a day' - granted, it was under supervision of a team of doctors, but for real? She lost weight, but she was craving real food for 3 months. Why do that? Why oh why? I strive to eat as healthy as I can afford. To stay healthy. So "diet" for me means food choice not... 4y
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julesG ...reducing calories. Observation I made last year, eat tasty healthy food, eat as much as you want. I gained strength, did more exercise and lost weight. Also, stopped watching TV/commercials, no more magazines,... No more body shaming. 4y
GingerAntics @julesG exactly!!! Your diet is what you choose to eat. It‘s not some crazy thing you do as long as you can hold out. I‘m trying to figure out what kind of crazy doctors are okaying these extreme diets? 4y
batsy @julesG The "no more magazines" thing has been a blessing. I used to read the ones my sister bought, then I stopped and felt immediately better about myself as a human being. And she stopped buying them. Nowadays when I'm at the hair salon or something and pick one up, it really feels like I've just arrived from another planet. 4y
julesG @batsy Exactly! Recently saw one where the headline was something about the Royals, about how Meghan and Catherine wanted to outshine each other at the Queen's Christmas party. And I just thought, a) why this shaming? b) I don't give a f#*% 4y
GingerAntics @batsy @julesG well that‘s the press, shaming everyone in the world. It‘s actually made CNN and BBC news that the UK press is being racist little punks. Isn‘t it lovely. The 1950s are back, all around the world!!! 🙄 I can‘t remember when I stopped reading the magazines all together. I think when I started college I decided I didn‘t have time. I never went back, thank god. 4y
julesG @GingerAntics I have books, they are much better than magazines. No looking back. 4y
GingerAntics @julesG right? For a while I had a people magazine from why Superman died and when Peter Jennings died. All I read in them was the articles about those two. At some point I lost them. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I think those are the last two magazines I read. So 2005ish. 4y
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