STOP ENCOURAGING THINSPO AND PRO ANA!!!!!!!

So its been a while i know but lately i came across this thing called thinspo and por ana on the internet and youtube. Now what is thinspo and pro ana, well thinspo is basically  thin+inspire or more to the point one step closer to being anorexic though this people claim it is not being anorexic but giving the weight they want to reach and the way the promote it, it might as well be called anorexic and pro ana is hardcore anorexia.

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Now i know i made a post long time ago called ”confidence vs media”  and it was basically about being  really skinny is the new sexy (not). But when i came across this thinspo and pro ana i thought my point was taken in terms of the subject of being really skinny might not be as much talked about like before when we use to hear about it on the news or see it on magazines but it is still widely promoted in the internet targeting towards young girls. And it seems like they just re-brand the meaning to make it seem more acceptable. or promoting it as a fashion rather then a health issue.

I will post some of the disturbing links i found basically telling people how to get this sort of figure and ways to accomplish this. To me its a health problem no doubt about it, i mean i don’t think this is a fashion or a tend. Being a hipster is a trend, being a punk is a fashion style, being vintage is a trend but being thinspo or pro ana  is not a fashion or a trend they just say it so they we don’t bitch about it.

I mean you could say thinspo is not as bad as pro ana, but its still one step closer. I think that if you know you can lose so much weight then whats stopping you from going even further. Don’t get me wrong i suppose some girls might just become thin and then be happy with themselves but how often does that happen. Its like once you start taking a certain drug whats stopping you to take it even further, especially if that drug use to make you feel great but not anymore.  And really most of these girls were already slim or curvy even and they looked fine, at least healthy.

To me there is nothing wrong with losing weight here and there, i can understand some people might feel self conscious about themselves but thinspo and pro ana is taking to to the next level where you literally end up with a flat cheast and butt as well as chicken legs which to me is very unappealing. I don’t even know what makes these people think its sexy in anyway.

Now some of these people that does the thinspo diet don’t end up so bad compare to others or some are just naturally skinny, but even naturally skinny  people still has a bit of meat on them. I to am slim petite build and i eat a lot, and believe it or not i want to become more fuller, not saying i don’t have meat because i do but  imo think fuller looks better on a woman as suppose to a teenager boyish figure.  In some of the links i will post below i have to say that not all of them are bad, but most i think looks really ugly. I’m going to be blunt here but flat butt for me is a no no and really skinny legs is again another put off, ribs showing is the worse. I mean i can’t help but to eat even more when i see these images because my fear is looking like a skeleton.

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I think that its still a major issue just not as direct but indirect or just covered up really until you find it. Oh and btw you can’t be that thin and when i say thin i mean THIN and have big boobs unless they photo-shop the images or have breast implants so don’t go telling me ” yeah they are thin but they still have breasts” NO its fake most likely trust me, you can’t lose that amount of weight and keep the breasts or make the food only go to one part of your body.

Thinspo and pro ana are still very serious and it’s sad to see that people still strive to be that thin. I have nothing against naturally skinny people by the way because of course its something you can’t help but i am not for the ones that wants to look beyond skinny.

Links to the sites below if you want to see images or even read some of their tips they give out

http://dyingforanorexia.xanga.com/769277732/127-pro-ana-tips/

http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=thinspo

http://talk-skinny-to-me.tumblr.com/

http://weheartit.com/tag/thinspo

http://weheartit.com/tag/pro%20ana

 

 

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Confidence vs media

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Ok so the other day i was just browsing on the web and some people may know i like Japanese things i.e manga, fashion, technology, creativeness etc when suddenly i came across this picture on the right!!!!! Now at first i though this might be a campaign or something towards anorexia but its the opposite. Its suppose to show how ” beautiful” you can be if you lose 20kg or more. Really?? No offence but these girls now look like they have a body of a teenager boy who is about to go though puberty.

I mean really this the what they are promoting???? I look at this myself and think ” Crap i need to eat more in case i end up looking like a aids appeal for staving children”  Come on its true.

I mean in what way this this sexy??? all i see is stick with a head. To me this is very very underweight, unhealthy and i’m not surprise young girls feel insecure when the media is parading  stuff like this saying its ok to look like you haven’t eaten in months.

Now some people might think the whole being size 0 faze is long and gone now but you will be surprised its actually not. There is a site called gyaru secrets.com And what seems like a innocent site of  girls exchanging tips and advice on Japanese fashion etc its actually a bitching field with people promoting pics like this and saying everyone is fat and ugly and bla bla bla. I will add the link to see for yourself : http://gyaru-secrets.livejournal.com/

The things is i’m not saying its ok to be SUPER SIZE or anything. But keeping fit and healthy is normal. Losing a bit of weight here and there is fine to (if its yourself and not from pressure of others or society) But to actually lose nearly all your body fats is just too far.

We all feel insecure about ourselves and its normal, then again we have to see it from this point of view each person has his or her own taste in a person. Some like curvy, some like slim, some like a bit more then curvy etc but i dunno who really likes anorexia looking people????  I don’t think i have ever heard of such. To me looking this skinny just looks ill and very unappealing. Here are some facts and statistics about dieting to the extreme.

  • Being underweight affects reproduction at every stage.
  • Bone-thinning disease osteoporosis due to years of extreme dieting. The disease, which leads to bone fractures, usually affects post-menopausal women is can also happen at a young age to.
  • When you go on a crash diet, it’s not just fat you lose. Losing weight rapidly results in muscle loss but it’s not just your biceps that are affected.
  • Triggering kidney and heart failure.
  • In the long term, it’s also bad news for the brain. The brain tissue shrinks, showing similar changes to those in dementia sufferers. Lack of B complex vitamins will also damage nerves, causing numbness and pins and needles.
  • In the longer term, a lack of nutrients can also lead to depression, according to Dr Fox. This is because the body isn’t able to make neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) such as serotonin, which boost mood.
  • In the longer term, a lack of nutrients can also lead to depression. This is because the body isn’t able to make neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) such as serotonin, which boost mood.
  • Anorexia is the 3rd most common chronic illness among adolescents 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25
  • 50% of girls between the ages of 11 and 13 see themselves as overweight
  • 80% of 13-year-olds have attempted to lose weight
  • Rates of minorities with eating disorders are similar to those of white women
  • 74% of American Indian girls reported dieting and purging with diet pills
  • Eating disorders are one of the most common psychological problems facing young women in Japan.

So next time you feel the need to lose weight please be responsible, do it for yourself and not for what the media says you should look.

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