(Closed) Do you/your friends "fat talk"?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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2837 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@aliavenue:  Great idea. I try to shut it down when it starts.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@aliavenue:  I can’t get it working but get the idea. It’s a good idea but I don’t like the message special k give in general. They claim to be a health food and I simply don’t agree. This advertising feeds into this.

Post # 5
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11865 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@aliavenue:  my friends are really bad, and I don’t stop it.  I don’t think I put myself down until others start putting themselves down first.  I generally think I look pretty damn good 🙂

I just don’t know how to stop people who put themselves down – I always tell them that they look great, but I guess that’s part of the problem.

ETA: (apparently my facebook is fat talk free as well, but I know well enough to know that my friends do this)

Post # 7
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2641 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@aliavenue:  Absolutely!! Just ignore the brand!!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MsGinkgo:  Wow, really? That’s not good. I really do think mine is in general.

Post # 9
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511 posts
Busy bee

This bugs me in the way that Dove’s campaign bugs me. “All body types and ages are beautiful…as long as you have clear skin!” This I see more as “Don’t call yourself fat — buy our product to try and not be fat!”

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@winstonchurchill:  

@aliavenue:  

Plus Dove’s parent company sells skin bleaching treatment to make your skin whiter. Bit of hypocrisy. 

Post # 12
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1162 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@aliavenue:  I did the search out of interest, and every status it pulled was talking about a) the fat man coming down the chimney b) “gunna get fat on all this good food” c) and a guy who has a dog named Fat Tony.

Is this really an issue?

Also yeah, Special K and Dove both rub me the wrong way, but Dove still came out miles ahead of the Victoria Secret “love your body campaign” – also known as the “love your body so long as you are 6 foot tall, have legs like sticks, perfect proportions, perfect skin and hair, a tonne of makeup and airbrushing and dont stray from our perfect measurements by 2 inches campaign”

Post # 14
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560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@aliavenue:  

@winstonchurchill:  

 

Can’t forget that Dove is owned by the parent company of Axe, either.  Love your body — but be skinny enough with big enough boobs and adhere to Euro-centric beauty standards enough so that men who wear Axe will consider you a worthy prize for their grooming and hygeine efforts!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No we don’t. Mt closest friend and I both are recovered from EDs and my other girl friends are just over the body conscious stage of ther lives. anyone that wasn’t I kind of cut out along the way to my recovery. 

I like the message but hate tht it comes from Special K who has boasted their Special K diet for years. Eating nothing but 90 calorie processed cereal bars for 2 meals a day is not the way to lose weight healthily.

Post # 16
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2733 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Well, I really only have one close girlfriend and we’re both fat, and I don’t mean that in a negative way. I try really hard to be body positive, and that includes all body types. I don’t consider fat to be an insult. It’s an adjective, just like thin, tall, short, etc. It’s taken me so long to stop thinking that fat is the worst thing someone could call me. So, we *do* call ourselves fat, but we’re not putting ourselves down when we do it, if that makes sense. We don’t say we hate our bodies, we don’t talk about weight loss. Maybe my fellow fat girls can understand, because I feel like I’m not explaining it well.

It’s a nice idea, and of course I love them promoting good self-esteem, but I kinda wish that instead of the message being “don’t call yourself fat” it could be “hey, there are worse things in the world than being fat.”

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