As I scrolled through Facebook I came across this page of a research article about the diet culture and its affect on women.  I must confess that I have been a hard sell here – I know the media and magazines and all that shit impact women profoundly – but it’s the first time the implications of this have really hit me.  Here… have a quick read.

wasted life

If we don’t meet these standards – we are not enough.  Power = skinny.  Skinny=important.  Important = Independent.  And we want to be “Independent” don’t we ladies???  Sneaky little bastards, have been so effective in wrapping up this package in health and wellness that we forgot to notice our poor souls quivering in the corner begging for some attention.

I’m pissed!  We all know that far too many women and girls subscribe to this idea.  That somehow their worthiness is defined by a number on a scale and ability to rock a bikini.  60% of young girls avoid activities because they don’t feel good about how they look – what if this activity is their soul purpose?

How many songs are not being written?

How many pictures aren’t taken?

How many equations aren’t solved?

What research is not being done?

What opportunity is the Universe missing because women are literally held hostage at the gym punishing themselves for all those fun sized chocolate bars??

I don’t know what the solution is… I wish I could snap my fingers and make it all go away!  All I can do in this house is use body positive language and teach good healthy habits!

Free yourself in teeny tiny bits.  You can’t do it all at once.  I’ve tried.  But please when the diet culture makes you feel less than – ask yourself who the real jerk is here?  You – with the less than perfect body?  Or the asshole who perpetuates this:

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