You may mess up, but you’re not a mess up.
You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake.
You may screw up, but you are not a screw up.
You may fail, but you are not a failure.
You are not your downfalls.
Okay sorry, but fuck you and your gender role bullshit. Yes, we can take different roles, but those roles shouldn’t be governed by traditional gender stereotypes and if people don’t want to take different roles they shouldn’t have to. Fucking hell, it’s 2014…
I wouldn’t say I’m a writer, I just write the occasional nonsense poem.
Followers, do you have any suggestions?
If his concern is more with the fact that it “makes guys look bad”, and not with the fact that it causes people to doubt the testimonies of actual rape survivors, then that guy is an arsehole. He may have been wrongly accused, but that doesn’t mean his attitude is excusable. I can understand that he would be upset over the wrongful accusation, but that doesn’t make it okay to put his feelings in front of the effects that these accusations have on rape survivors.
News flash! You are defending pro-ana blogs!
pro ana blogs have no rights to exist in the first place and thin/ fit / actually eating disordered people should have to be harassed and abused because these people want inspiration for their diets or to enable their disorders (in the cases where they actually have one. You should be upset, like wtf; I’ve had my images stolen and made into thinspo against my wishes and It’s not okay to happen to anyone.
Yet another negative affect of pro ana, for people that aren’t even eating disordered too.
And averent graciously explained why for me. Thank you. They should not exist because not only are they dangerous and ridiculous, but they dehumanize the girls with disorders (or the naturally thin/fit girls) and reduce them to an inspirational picture for a dangerous and enabling crash diet (or the rare case of an actual disorder, as you said).
No one yells at artists for wanting their work to be their work and not used against their wishes, so why is it any different for a person’s body?
Telling a girl that she needs to shut up and stop complaining about her body and her person being reduced to a picture on a blog meant to sanctify a mental illness and telling her that she should “expect” these people to find her and use her in a way that mocks her and the fatal disorder she possesses is essentially agreeing with these blogs and disagreeing with those who actually have a problem. Which is what those blogs typically do anyway. Which would mean that this person is sympathizing with these blogs and placing the blame on those with the disorder.
Which is proof that those blogs do, in fact, reduce the seriousness of the disorder they try and force on themselves (and others, despite what most of them claim) in order to “get skinny fast” and misrepresent the disorder as something that requires tips and tricks to keep someone from eating, when it is in fact the exact opposite and completely out of control in most cases for those with disorders. These blogs are gross and dehumanizing, the pro-ana “movement” is gross and dehumanizing, and they make it impossible to be taken seriously because they are the most vocal about eating disorders while continually misrepresenting as being the exact opposite. They drive everyone else batty, and make actually eating-disordered individuals seem childish, dramatic, ridiculous, and only weight-centric, or fitting of a black-and-white pseudo-deep picture of a crying girl with a handful of pills on some 14-year-old’s blog.
If anyone supports, defends, or sides with pro-ana blogs in any way, shape, or form, I want nothing to do with them. Ever.
[EDIT: It’s also fair to mention that, with these people being publicized as what the disorder is “supposed” to look like, it makes it hard for those with an undiagnosed eating disorder to realize they may even have a problem because they don’t fit the image these blogs project. Misinformation can be lethal.]