Rachel-am-97Featured By OwnerApr 24, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
im sorry i dont want to be rude, but this photo is kind of rude. i have hypothyroidism which has made me fat, its a genetic disease , i didnt get fat baceuse i ate too much. people think that all fat people just eat and are lazy and its a stereotype that im tired of. this picture seems pro starvation and bullemia. i dont like it very much, it doesnt have a good meaning.
Well you kind of are if you're calling it Pro-Ana. What may be seen as "dumb" to you may actually mean something to someone else. I didn't make it to please you. So again I ask you, why is it worth any of your time to argue about something you don't understand?
sorry, but this is shit.. you have to eat to survive and it has nothing to do with being fat.. you have to know your limits, but still you have to eat... anorexia is not the solution.. still sorry, but feel the difference.
Rachel-am-97Featured By OwnerApr 25, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
how would you know that? you seem to be the kind of person who doesnt care enough to get know overweight people. like you wuld care about their story anyway. the truth is that the majority of overweight people got to be overweight because of lots of reasons, not just because they are "lazy and eat alot" your not them, you have no way to know how or why they are fat. quit assuming things about people you dont know. its cruel and its rude and there is no point to do it.
Rachel-am-97Featured By OwnerApr 25, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
no where is it stated that overweight people are blaming others. i find it hard to beleive that you are overweight, more than likely your not that fat, because you wouldnt be so against fat people if you were one. once again, im back to my point, just because someone is overweight, it doesnt mean you can say rude things. get over yourself. theres no need to be rude and hateful towards them.
The body will fade away, but the heart remains If a person is happy with themselves (and not in a dead in 3 years weight zone) then why the hell should people change what they look like ? People should be happy with who they are
Looks don't always matter but quality of life does. If you get out of breath walking up a set of stairs, that's not quality of life! If you can't walk 5k, that's not quality of life. If your body is taking damage from your overweight, that's not quality of life.
When I first heard about it, I felt it was something I should help remove from society (anorexia, that is). But the more I think about it, if someone's so obsessed with something so absurd as their appearance/weight/size/etc. as to starve themselves, then that food is being better spent on people who are seeking to live healthy, productive lives.
That observation doesn't take into account the fact that anorexia and bulimia are mental disorders. People with eating disorders are like an obsessive compulsive about their weight. Do do you think obsessive compulsive people want to count every step they take or want to obsessively avoid germs? Do you think they want to have to walk back to their door fifty times to check if they locked it because if they don't it will literally drive them crazy? Well, eating disorders are just a different kind of obsession and these people can't control it. It's not that these people don't want to seek healthy, productive lives; they've been told so many times that fat people eat, and fat people are unhealthy they think that they have to get rid of the weight to be healthy or pretty.
I'm OCD. I have no sympathy for myself. I make my own problems. I can try not to download every.fucking.thing, but I choose to satisfy my obsession. I could try not saving every pill bottle I come into contact with, but I fill up footlocker after footlocker. Maybe I could just leave my spent brass casings there on the range, but no, I take them. It's my choice. It's up to me to change.
You're trying to make me seem impersonal? Apathetic? Cruel? Yes. I am. I don't allow myself any excuses, and I'm quickly reaching a point where I feel that way about other people.
Eating is also nourishment as long as it is in moderation. I believe this message is a bit too negative and sounds too pro-anorexic even if that wasn't the desired message. Also for those who like girls who are extremely skinny, that is fine but also understand that woman who are a bit more hefty (not overweight and unhealthy but bigger naturally) are also beautiful.
And on a closing note: NOT every person can be a size 0. There are individuals who suffer from diseases, hormone imbalances and also individuals who must take medications on a regular basis that cause weight gain. So no, just because YOU have a six pack, does not mean everyone else can.
You are just assuming that it is a joke. The piece is placed in Digital Art / Typography / Conceptual and the artist comment says, "Thoughts?" No where does it say it's a joke. And just like you assumed it's a joke, there might be an insecure girl out there that is assuming it's not a joke.
I've seen girls post on forums honestly asking if it's a good idea to starve themselves so they can lose weight to look good at school. Messages like this are causing people to die and to shrug that off because you think it's just a joke isn't recognizing the problems messages like these cause.
Well, I'm not for starving yourself. But I DO consider the size-0-girls beautiful, and I think it's too fat if you can pinch somebody's tummy when they are standing. And I think fat is disgusting, literally. Being slim doesn't have to mean you mustn't eat - it means you should work out and burn your fat, trun it into muscles... girls who fall apart are a lot less appealing than really fit girls, with slight abs and NO FAT. Tolerance for fat people is way worse in our society than the problem of anorexia.
Info: I'm male, I don't support anorexia, and I do lots of sports myself. So yeah, I think I deserve to sound my opinion.
Women naturally have 1 inch more of fat all over their bodies than men do. This is because the female body has to stay warm if it becomes pregnant. For a woman to have so little fat on her stomach that you can see her abs is a lot harder than you seem to think it is. I run 2 miles every day, I eat about 1500 calories a day (the amount recommended for me on myfitnesspal.com), and I have tummy pudge.
I'm not an unhealthy weight, and yet I obsess over my stomach because we live in a society full of people like you who say that people like me are too fat. I am an advocate for fitness, otherwise I wouldn't be so into running everyday. But when you make it about the fat and not about the health young girls start to starve themselves to death. Make sure when you bring up these subjects just talk about being healthy instead of being skinny.
The facts you name are known to me. I would have to know your BMI (though this is not much help), your height, weight, muscle / fat tissue relation etc. I do realize that it's a lot harder for women to loose the fat completely. Mh... being skinny is the result you strive for. It's just the way that you get it, that makes the difference. I do lots of sports - sure, they make me healthy, but I do it for the looks. And 2 miles are not that much... sorry. But I wish you best luck! Try eating small portions approx. every two/ three hours, run every second day more (it doesn't have to be fast, it's more the length that counts). That should get even better results.
I have to admit, on the other hand, that I am just personally the type to like very skinny girls, with small breasts and little curves... it's not everybodys type, I'm aware of that.
I'm not asking for advice, I'm just saying its unrealistic to expect women to be that skinny. And if you're seriously expecting women to run a 3k every single day just so you don't think their disgusting I think you should rethink your shallow attitude.
Maybe you didn't mean to say that you think fat women are disgusting, but you should be more careful about how you word things because that's definitely what it sounded like.
No, fat is disgusting. However, I should probably categorize it better... Obesity is disgusting, chubbyness is unattractive, normal skinny is, well, normal / attractive, and slimness ("petite") is aesthetically pleasing And everyone is slightly shallow, has their own type. I like only women with bright eyes - it's not that I find brown / dark eyes bad, it's just that it's not my thing, it doesn't intrigue me, trigger my attetion.
Obesity however is just really disgusting and people should be ashamed of themselves.
Dude! You are coming off very ignorant and arrogant even though you don't mean it. It's like you're saying "if you're not skinny you can fuck off and die cause you're worth nothing. You are disgusting even with little fat! If you don't have abs you're fat". Everyone has some type of people that they are more attractive to but you come off as if a girl isn't attractive enough for you then she's worthless.
Look. You and I are fortunate enough that we can spend our time in the gym. You do it for the looks I do it for the health. But some people can't spend as much time as they want to. Not every guy can get abs as easy as I can but then there's some things on my body that I have harder time to "build".
Having a little bit of fat on your body is normal for a girl. It's feminine and it's what most guys like. That is you're normal typical girl you see. Then there's the skinny ones that, sure are attractive and then there's the ones with abs and a bit muscly. Many guys don't find the later type attractive cause muscles usually belong to guys and when a girl has muscles she's not considered very feminine. Now I'm not saying that's wrong, I'm only saying that we are programmed that way.
I know a woman that was a model in the late seventies I think it was... she got on this new craze liquid diet because she wasn't thin enough for the modelling agencies. They didn't know back then that if you only drink liquids and don't eat it ruins your thyroid and you no longer can process food properly. She is now obese because attitudes like yours ruined her body. Now people like you make her feel ashamed of herself and make her feel disgusting because people like you made her feel too fat in the first place. She literally CANNOT lose that weight. Her own daughter calls her a hippo and there is nothing she can do about it.
I'm not saying you should change your preferences, that isn't really possible. But you also shouldn't make people feel disgusting because YOU don't like the way they look. It's arrogant to say that because YOU don't like it they should feel ashamed of themselves. You should feel ashamed of yourself for making people with nothing wrong with them feel disgusting. Sure people should exercise and eat right, but if you don't know them personally you have no right to judge them based on their weight because you don't know what they've been through or why they are overweight.
artgeek99Featured By OwnerJan 15, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seeing how many people "don't get it" or think it's encouraging anorexia is sort of disappointing... I see it as a comment on our society's tendency to make eating seem unhealthy in and of itself, as if you have to choose to eat and be fat, or starve yourself and be "beautiful." OVEReating is unhealthy. So is under-eating. Eating in general? No, that's healthy, our bodies need food.
Also, people keep saying that "bone-thin is not beautiful." Can we just accept that obviously there are people on the planet who look that way? It's not being bone-thin that's not beautiful. What's not beautiful is the idea that EVERYBODY has to be bone-thin to be beautiful, and the impossible standard of beauty that we've set by admiring people who are "beautiful" based on it. But that's a social construct, not the fault of skinny people. "Real" people come in every shape and size, including bone-thin. I am not bone-thin at all, but I have a friend who is naturally a size zero. Size 2 is too big for her. She has very little body fat with a small frame. There's a difference between starving yourself and simply being skinny...
It's disappointing that you don't see the fault it in... What happened to just eating? Why must there be over or under eating? We have to eat to stay alive and you don't get fat by just eating!
And sure! We should accept people the way they are but if a guy has three kids and a wife and is obese to the point where he's going to die how is that good? What is there to accept that a guy with a family is killing himself? Or the other way around! A mother with three children and a husband that has anorexia. How is that acceptable?
artgeek99Featured By OwnerJan 21, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should check your reading comprehension level, because I said almost exactly the same thing that you're saying now. I agree with you, I think. I said nothing to the effect of either anorexia or obesity being "acceptable."
artgeek99Featured By OwnerJan 17, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I feel like the tendency toward "skinny is beautiful" is slowly disappearing as people begin to admire women like Christina Hendricks and Adele, but I'm afraid that it will go horribly in the other direction >.> It has the potential to do that, and that's equally unhealthy.
candied-heartbreakFeatured By OwnerJan 15, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
Because encouraging eating disorders is SO COOL GUYS!!
This is frankly awful, while over-eating is an issue; eating is a completely normal and healthy thing to do. Every creature on this planet needs to eat to sustain the bodies that they use every day, to provide nutrients and energy to survive. This "thinspiration" crap is just that; CRAP. Guilting people to make them feel bad about eating, something that you have to do every day to stay alive? If that's not what this is supposed to be about, I have no idea what you're trying to get at.