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Response to flvegan (Reply #36)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:46 AM

39. The article in question called the actress a gym rat.

That's not a gym rat. Gym rats don't look like that, unless they live on treadmills alone. And no...I wouldn't compare the fittest woman on earth to a skinny actress. There's no comparison.

I've spent more time in eating disorder therapy groups than I care to to count, and with more young girls with eating disorders than I care to count. Because I have one. I haven't the foggiest idea if that actress has an eating disorder and frankly, I don't really care if she does or doesn't. She is part and parcel of an industry that makes girls feel badly about themselves and that is so problematic.
I also lived and worked in Hollywood for years before I wised up and realized that it contributed to MY disorder. I know what actresses are told, and they are not told to look fit. They are told to lose weight. I was consistently told I was too fat. I know that we live in a society that glorifies the obscenely skinny and it contributes to years of pain, heartache, and self-abuse of women and girls. It contributes the same to some men and boys.
When actresses and actors decide to say fuck you to that glorification, it'll probably stop.

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