Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What Happens Next: A Gallimaufry | Female Bodies: A Weighty Issue

What Happens Next: A Gallimaufry | Female Bodies: A Weighty Issue

"All over the world, women of all bodytypes, ages and ethnicities are
being told by physicians, family members, universities and insurance
companies to try and adhere to a single, “universal” notion of bodily
health that is, in fact, predicated entirely on what was considered
normal for white European men in the mid-1800s....

 modelling agencies have been known to recruit at eating disorder clinics, with store mannequins more closely resembling the bodies of anorexic girls than average women, models eating tissues to stay thin and rail-thin models photoshopped to hide their ill-health and prominent ribs: ...

 Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder. Women aged 15-24 are twelve times more likely to die of anorexia than of anything else, while 20% of all anorexics die of their illness...

our obsession with the thigh gap is dangerous in and of itself; unless you have a naturally splayed pelvis, it’s only attainable via malnourishment"

Here is how to tell if you are healthy or not:

  • How easily can you get up off the floor? The easier it is, the healthier you are.
  • How long can you walk? The longer you can walk, the healthier you are.
  • Do you poop every day? 
How you are shaped has a lot more to do with your genetics, sex, and the country you live in than your health.

We need to quit our prejudicial, self worshiping obsession with our bodies, and thank God for these wonderful gifts He has given us.

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