*Stands on Soapbox*

25 Feb


The amount of “thinspiration” posts on Pinterest is unsettling. I only recently learned that “thinspiration” is actually a term coined by the pro-anorexia community, which makes it extra painful to see normal people giving it this much air time.

This text is just plain wrong. Yes – some people do have control over their weight and may need to simply “get out of their own way”. Some people, however, do not. And this picture is probably someone who is underweight (or at least borderline underweight) and really shouldn’t be used to imply this is how people should aim to look.

If you are this skinny naturally and you are healthy, more power to you. I’m not judging skinny people – I used to be one of them. But I don’t believe that everyone needs to be like this picture (or even in the magic BMI range) in order to be healthy.

This pin just bothered me on so many levels. >.<


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