May 1st, 2007

  • airiko

MSNBC covers a "former fat girl." More media publications for the already weary.

Interview with a Former Fat Girl.

Warnings: Mentions of specific foods, weight, sizes, etc.

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I understand that this article is supposed to be uplifting and helpful to those who want to diet and lose weight. And it seems, for the most part, to be a thinly-veiled attempt at promoting the thin = happy agenda, complete with descriptions of binge behaviors and glorifying sizes. There seem to be mostly good intentions, I guess.

However, I became increasingly disturbed when I clicked on the link to her homepage. The title, for one thing (on the article as well, but that's beside the point,) completely turned me off to anything she had to say. Moreover, the website itself is constantly pushing the thin = happy agenda. It's ridiculous. Some of it even contradicts what she says in the MSN article.

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I haven't read her book, and I don't intend to.

Maybe I'm the only one disturbed by this, but it's probably because I'm relapsing. And I am in no way overweight, but my father and my best friend are both COEs, so that's why this stuck a chord with me.