if you actually feel guilty for eating reasonable amounts of food and even unreasonable amounts of food at times (heaven knows i sometimes do haha) you don’t need feminism you need to seek help
Feminism isn’t going to cure your eating disorder.
and eating disorders aren’t linked to your gender! yeah, women are more likely to have them because of chemicals and hormones and other sciencey things i don’t understand, but men can have them to and personally i don’t care what chromosomes you have, if you have a serious mental illness, for the love of God, SEEK HELP
psych grad currently working in mental health here, i just want to say that you’re all wrong and express my disappointment in your ignorance
first off, the person in the picture is not saying ‘i need feminism because i have an eating disorder’, she’s saying she associates eating with feelings of guilt and god knows many women, including myself, can relate. this feeling of guilt ALONE is in no way indicative of a mental disorder so you should feel silly for making that assumption in the first place. such guilt, however, IS for the most part the result of living in a society that values and forces on women an unattainable standard of thinness, and shames women for displaying pretty much any kind of appetite whether it’s for food or sex or money or power
second, many psychological disorders are ABSOLUTELY influenced by society, culture and environment. genetics and biological factors do play a vital part in causing EDs, yes, but it is a VERY WIDELY ACCEPTED FACT in both the academic and professional community that sociocultural and environmental factors also play a significant role in causing EDs.
don’t believe me? maybe you’ll believe the American Psychological Association, the world’s largest and most esteem association of psychologists. (x)
or maybe you’ll believe this study that found that 38 months after their first exposure to western media (the same media that currently overexposes us to portrayals of idealized thinness) in the late 90’s, Fijian women (whose culture originally appreciated larger bodies) experienced a sharp rise in disordered eating (x)(x).
now, no one is saying that feminism can cure eating disorders, that’s a ridiculous notion, but it certainly attempts to dismantle the systems that contribute to high rates of EDs in women
and finally, let’s be real here, the person who made that edit and most of the people who are reblogging this and agreeing absolutely don’t give a damn about this girl’s wellbeing and mental health, they’re just looking for any excuse to shit on feminism. so fuck all you assholes and your faux caring bullshit :)
I swear being overweight I can’t eat anything without people staring at me like I’m disgusting. Even if I’m eating something healthy. And I’m not even that overweight.
The cause of racism is often fear of the unknown - lack of knowledge about other cultures. Travel, explore and learn - open your mind.
I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, reblog this every time it comes up on my blog. This is the BEST statement, I’ve ever seen.
I really love this. So many are dead-set on the view that people cannot better themselves but that simply isn’t true. Everybody deserves a second chance and everybody has the ability to better themselves.
I was going through the Xiaolin Showdown fanfic archive, and here’s some things that I compiled into bingo. once you read it, you’ll probably notice that indeed, this is very common. The reason I said specifically female pronouns when talking about the OCs is because most of the OCs are female, and I only saw, maybe a handful of male OCs (but they are just as guilty as the females for the things I said here)
Free space is in the wrong spot. You had one job OP!
Welp you guys asked for a 100lb progress pic so here it is my little munchkins
Unfortunately the lighting is not the same between the two photos (although in retrospect, I’m thankful, because I really don’t think I would’ve wanted a photo of myself “before” in the harsher lighting) (but same duvet in the background holla)
It’s been a long time since I’ve looked at my before photos without clothes on. I can’t really comprehend how massive the changes are. Look at my calves! Look at my forearms! My knees!
But more than that… I remember being that person on the left. Extremely uncomfortable in public, closed off, puffed walking up any flight of stairs, defensive, lonely and unhealthy. It was never just about the weight… it was about claiming my life back, because I wasn’t living the one I ever imagined for myself.
I just want everyone who sees this through the reblogs (even those who don’t know or follow me) to know that I never thought this could happen. I never thought I’d finally be this girl. And if you’re struggling, if you’re stuck in that cycle of starting and giving up diets, if you’re feeling like there’s no hope… there ALWAYS is. Always. Find some trustworthy sources of good info, stop dieting, stop punishing yourself with restriction and exercise, and start living the life of the person you want to become.
I’m going to remember this photo on the tough days, the days when I feel like I still have so much more to do. Because I do, that’s the fun part, but it’s important to remember how far we have come as well.
As I said recently… you’ve all joined me on this journey from ~obese to regular~… now you get to stay by my side for the ~regular to fit~ ‘cause I’m not stopping here my darlings.