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Sandy 05-12-2012 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Timber (Post 286183)
Thank you so much. :D I'm not really big, or really muscular, it might have been in my head the whole time. My friends, if anything, are extra skinny.

I kinda feel bad for one of them though. She's extra skinny and thinks she's fat, and always tries to throw out her food. I keep telling her not to...she is absolutely not fat at all! This is what underweight models are doing to our generation.:(

Yeah... I remember when I thought I was as overweight or fleshy or however you want to put it as one of my friends... I honestly thought I looked like her, but that was in my head as well. :) I know a lot of extra-skinny people, too, and they all hang around each other. XD
And yeah... that pretty much proves that ANYONE can have insecurities about their body. I was so shocked when I heard one of the thinnest people I know at a swimming party, look down at her stomach and whine, "I'm fat." Everyone started yelling at her. XD And then the girl in my class with the most perfect body said that this year, her goal was to make it better... everyone started harping at HER too. XD

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Originally Posted by rebecca (Post 286191)
Anorexia is pretty stupid.

It's stupid because it's an obsession with the self. And any obsession with the self is extremely blinding, creating oh my god I really have to go to the bathroom
(*runs away*)
... creating a psychological barrier around the person, separating themselves from reality, so the focus on their self is heavy and unbroken.

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 286474)
I wonder if other generations of teenage girls went through anorexia or bullimia.

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Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 286477)
They did. But the world just didn't recognize their illnesses back then, so they were ignored. -_-

I think that now more than ever it's because of the media. I know, it's a cliched answer, but it's the truth.
And I'm pretty positive that the generation that will have it the worst is still to come.

Is anyone else noticing that every guy in movies (romance movies, to be specific) has huge muscles? I know that cognitively, boys aren't like girls, so they are much less vulnerable to this, but... it still worries me.
It gives me the feeling that body image problems caused by media bombardment have their sights set on boys now...

Sandy 05-12-2012 08:25 AM

Those tags have been there for a while. :P

LaurenM 05-12-2012 08:32 AM

We had to do handstands during P.E. and my friend said that my legs were bigger than she thought. What running does. Muscles.

MaryElizabeth 05-12-2012 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by LaurenM (Post 286491)
We had to do handstands during P.E. and my friend said that my legs were bigger than she thought. What running does. Muscles.

That's rude. Why would someone say something like that? What did you say to her?

LaurenM 05-12-2012 01:17 PM

That wasn't rude. She thought I was like really skinny, so it was sorta like a shock. It was kinda weird.

AlgebraAddict 05-12-2012 01:47 PM

It's so stupid. How come men can be fat but girls can't? There was this guy, and he wasn't obsese, just kind of fat. My second cousin's wife's brother. He had a huge belly, anyway, the size of my little brother. And everyone was all, "You're well-built, man!" And his wife was just a comfortably plump size (think Mrs. Weasley), and someone was all, "Yeah, she's fat..." I mean, he was a good hundred pounds more than she was. Grrr.

Cherrybomb 05-12-2012 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by AlgebraAddict (Post 286647)
It's so stupid. How come men can be fat but girls can't? There was this guy, and he wasn't obsese, just kind of fat. My second cousin's wife's brother. He had a huge belly, anyway, the size of my little brother. And everyone was all, "You're well-built, man!" And his wife was just a comfortably plump size (think Mrs. Weasley), and someone was all, "Yeah, she's fat..." I mean, he was a good hundred pounds more than she was. Grrr.

I hate it when that happens.

Stephiey 05-12-2012 10:11 PM

Angry
 
Okay, I'll just start from the beginning:

I have a friend named Ellen... and we're best friends... or at least I thought we were. Ellen... we do everything together: we sit on the bus together, sit together at lunch, talk... I mean, I thought we were really, really close.

Sure, she had her problems. She's not a very good dancer (even though she pretends she is), she is a total flirt, and she is really annoying, but still... I thought she was a nice friend.

On Friday, she started saying things like "Oh Stephanie, your mom was like bragging about how you had gotten an award and she hurt Annie's feelings. That's so rude!" and "Yeah, your mom is always talking about how amazing your little sister is at dancing." and "Last year your mom called us too to brag about your award and then my mom got mad at me and I was like 'I hate Stephanie's mom -- well, uh, not like that, but, uh..." And even worse, she said that in front of some of my other friends.

And, I learned that she was mad that I had gotten into Student Council and she didn't. Also, she didn't even vote for me. I thought we were supposed to be best friends? What sort of friend doesn't vote for you in Student Council elections??!!

When I told my mom, she was totally PO'd... not mostly at Ellen, but mostly at ME! She was mad that I hadn't said something and defended myself. First of all, I didn't want to blow up in front of my 60-somethin' people orchestra class, and I also was trying to give her another chance. My mom was so mad that she called Ellen's mom. Ellen's mom said that Ellen had only told it to me, not to everyone else. Well, she might have been talking to me, but some of my other friends heard, obviously, since they were standing right besides us! Ugh! And do you know what else Ellen's mom said?? "Oh, I can't get too angry at Ellen, because, you know, she's a teenager." WHAT THE POOP?

And whenever we called Annie to ask her if my mom had hurt her feelings, do you know what she said? "Oh, of course not! I'm not hurt at all! I didn't tell anyone that." And later, I figured out that, guess what, she did! Apparently, she was talking about it with her whole lunch table!!!

Ugh. So now I have two backstabbing, lying friends.

Great.

Just great.

MaryElizabeth 05-12-2012 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Stephiey (Post 286938)
Okay, I'll just start from the beginning:

I have a friend named Ellen... and we're best friends... or at least I thought we were. Ellen... we do everything together: we sit on the bus together, sit together at lunch, talk... I mean, I thought we were really, really close.

Sure, she had her problems. She's not a very good dancer (even though she pretends she is), she is a total flirt, and she is really annoying, but still... I thought she was a nice friend.

On Friday, she started saying things like "Oh Stephanie, your mom was like bragging about how you had gotten an award and she hurt Annie's feelings. That's so rude!" and "Yeah, your mom is always talking about how amazing your little sister is at dancing." and "Last year your mom called us too to brag about your award and then my mom got mad at me and I was like 'I hate Stephanie's mom -- well, uh, not like that, but, uh..." And even worse, she said that in front of some of my other friends.

And, I learned that she was mad that I had gotten into Student Council and she didn't. Also, she didn't even vote for me. I thought we were supposed to be best friends? What sort of friend doesn't vote for you in Student Council elections??!!

When I told my mom, she was totally PO'd... not mostly at Ellen, but mostly at ME! She was mad that I hadn't said something and defended myself. First of all, I didn't want to blow up in front of my 60-somethin' people orchestra class, and I also was trying to give her another chance. My mom was so mad that she called Ellen's mom. Ellen's mom said that Ellen had only told it to me, not to everyone else. Well, she might have been talking to me, but some of my other friends heard, obviously, since they were standing right besides us! Ugh! And do you know what else Ellen's mom said?? "Oh, I can't get too angry at Ellen, because, you know, she's a teenager." WHAT THE POOP?

And whenever we called Annie to ask her if my mom had hurt her feelings, do you know what she said? "Oh, of course not! I'm not hurt at all! I didn't tell anyone that." And later, I figured out that, guess what, she did! Apparently, she was talking about it with her whole lunch table!!!

Ugh. So now I have two backstabbing, lying friends.

Great.

Just great.

I don't have any advice, but voting for a friend just because they're your friend is a bit ridiculous to expect.

rebecca 05-13-2012 01:56 AM

Well that sounds like a small hypocritical mess


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