I’ve been thinking lately…why are we all so obsessed with thin?
And why is it that one day we are all preaching for women and men to love their bodies just as they are.
And the next we are all hating ourselves inside as we compare our potato sacks to the bone bags in the media, wishing our collar bones and hip bones jutted just that little be more.
It’s messed up. And why or why do the masses perceive a malnourished being with a complex with food more appealing than a genuinely healthy person that has a good relationship with food?
I mean I understand why people on a whole see an overweight person less attractive than a healthy weight person as we are unconsciously attracted to fit and healthy individuals as we admire them and think they would be good baby makers and carers.
But then why do we take it to the extreme? and say supremely beautiful beings are those even thinner? Why are all the catwalk models on the verge or hospitalisation?
And why do I and many other young people allow weight to dominate our lives. I literally cannot remember a day going by without my thoughts resting on how and why I should limit food intake. I cannot go past a mirror without checking out how fat I look at that moment.
In the grand scheme of things I always know my weight shouldn’t mean anything and it’s my character that counts, but I can never accept that philosophy into the way I think on a daily basis.
I hope that one day being thin isn’t all that matters.
Before you call yourself a Feminist or begin your anti-feminist troll rants, educate yourself on what a feminist is. Be open minded. Read various sources. Do not be antagonistic. Do not be fueled by anger or hatred. Educate yourself first. Find unbiased scholarly material. Not blogs.
So this week at sixth form my history teacher overheard all us ‘political activist lot’ that sit together in modern history, discussing the EDL in Ipswich and how much we loath them. (They cancelled a 16 year olds anti -racism gig by threatening to protest at the venue, which beats me since they claim to be non-racist but hey ho!). Anyway so yeah my teacher overheard us and announced that he and my other history teacher were starting an Amnesty International club and that we should all join.
Of course I was elated to hear this, since I am a strong supporter of human rights and my history is an absolutely amazing teacher perfect for running a human rights club. So after our first meeting I spent my almost my entire evening scrolling through Amnesty’s website looking for different campaigns I could support by lobbying politicians…it’s such a simple and easy thing to do, but can make so much difference in the world and that’s why I would urge anybody that reads this to do the same and encourage others to support wrongly imprisoned people all over the world achieve human rights. www.amnesty.org.uk
I continued scrolling and remembered a truly inspiring website my friend introduced to me: http://www.change.org The entire website is dedicated to making petitions to bring about justice in different areas of life, or making the government listen to what we as the people want.
Websites like this actually give me faith in humanity and that’s why I urge you all to donate a couple minutes of your time to actually play a part in making the world a better place. It’s so simple.
So I was thinking of making this blog into a more personal blog by regularly posting thoughts and opinions on interesting things that happen in the news or things that happen in my life, as I basically have just completely forgotten about maintaining this blog and evidently lost a substantial amount of followers…sorry guys!
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