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Gillian
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:16am
In our society today, problems are cropping up everywhere due to issues with body image. The number of people diagnosed with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulemia are at an all time high. Children as young as 4 years old have been diagnosed with symptoms of anorexia, and girls as young as 9 are dieting to due to pressure from the media and peer pressure. However these problems do not only affect teenage girls and young women, but men and elderly people can have disorders such as these too. 78% of deaths due to anorexia are accounted for by the elderly.

Personally, I think it is ridiculous how the media can get away with the things they do and pressurise one of the most vulnerable age groups (teens) into thinking they are overweight and ugly. I do, however, understand that many people have such conditions because of other factors - like mental health problems, family problems, psychological problems etc.

On the other hand, there are the people who are obese and are told to lose weight rather than gain it. Strangely, this is also at an all time high. With all the junk food, lack of excersise and effort saving methods of doing things it's no wonder some people, especially children, are becoming increasingly overweight.


So, what are your views on body image? Discuss! Very Happy
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:19am
Gillian:
In our society today, problems are cropping up everywhere due to issues with body image. The number of people diagnosed with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulemia are at an all time high. Children as young as 4 years old have been diagnosed with symptoms of anorexia, and girls as young as 9 are dieting to due to pressure from the media and peer pressure. However these problems do not only affect teenage girls and young women, but men and elderly people can have disorders such as these too. 78% of deaths due to anorexia are accounted for by the elderly.

Personally, I think it is ridiculous how the media can get away with the things they do and pressurise one of the most vulnerable age groups (teens) into thinking they are overweight and ugly. I do, however, understand that many people have such conditions because of other factors - like mental health problems, family problems, psychological problems etc.

On the other hand, there are the people who are obese and are told to lose weight rather than gain it. Strangely, this is also at an all time high. With all the junk food, lack of excersise and effort saving methods of doing things it's no wonder some people, especially children, are becoming increasingly overweight.


So, what are your views on body image? Discuss! Very Happy

How on God's Green Earth are 4 year olds getting anorexia all ready!?
Gillian
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:21am
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Gillian:
In our society today, problems are cropping up everywhere due to issues with body image. The number of people diagnosed with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulemia are at an all time high. Children as young as 4 years old have been diagnosed with symptoms of anorexia, and girls as young as 9 are dieting to due to pressure from the media and peer pressure. However these problems do not only affect teenage girls and young women, but men and elderly people can have disorders such as these too. 78% of deaths due to anorexia are accounted for by the elderly.

Personally, I think it is ridiculous how the media can get away with the things they do and pressurise one of the most vulnerable age groups (teens) into thinking they are overweight and ugly. I do, however, understand that many people have such conditions because of other factors - like mental health problems, family problems, psychological problems etc.

On the other hand, there are the people who are obese and are told to lose weight rather than gain it. Strangely, this is also at an all time high. With all the junk food, lack of excersise and effort saving methods of doing things it's no wonder some people, especially children, are becoming increasingly overweight.


So, what are your views on body image? Discuss! Very Happy

How on God's Green Earth are 4 year olds getting anorexia all ready!?

I'm not really sure, perhaps it's due to their parents not wanting them to be obese. I read it somewhere.
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:22am
Damn them...they should be happy with the way they look...it disgusts me!
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:24am
I don't think the media is trying to tell us this
it's just the way we percieve what the media says

I think the problem lies within people in our society, not media

a lot of girls at my school are anorexic because the guys at my schools are schovanist bastards that want skinny slutty boney bitches as girlfriends
there have also been some girls that do this
some girls are just bitches that need a perfect man...which puts pressure on men for other things too
this is also why marrige is failing today, but I won't get into that
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:27am
Why can't they just face the facts and live their lives normally instead of just throwing up and hurting themselves internally and emotionally?
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:29am
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Why can't they just face the facts and live their lives normally instead of just throwing up and hurting themselves internally and emotionally?
you talk about them as if they're not people at all
look pressures can make people do crazy shit, they can't help it, that's how they were psycologically born
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:30am
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Why can't they just face the facts and live their lives normally instead of just throwing up and hurting themselves internally and emotionally?

People deal with things differently. If I got upset, I might lock myself in my room for a few hours with a tub of ice cream and cry my eyes out for a while, whereas someone else might find relief in not eating.
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:33am
I know but..it just pisses me off though
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:36am
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:43am
I think the probem lies in our society and the media, ´cause I think society gives a lot about the media.
So, personally, I think people shouldn´t be too serious about their looks.
But it´s hard to decide for yourself at which point you´re crossing the line.
`cause I have this friend and she wants to be an actress so she eats less and does a lot of sports. I´m really worried about her ´cause she looks in the mirror all day long with that disappointed look in her face and I´m afraid she won´t know when it´s enough...
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:45am
Toby:
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If you have nothing useful to say, say nothing at all please.
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:45am
snowcherry:
I think the probem lies in our society and the media, ´cause I think society gives a lot about the media.
So, personally, I think people shouldn´t be too serious about their looks.
But it´s hard to decide for yourself at which point you´re crossing the line.
`cause I have this friend and she wants to be an actress so she eats less and does a lot of sports. I´m really worried about her ´cause she looks in the mirror all day long with that disappointed look in her face and I´m afraid she won´t know when it´s enough...


i think people should just appreciate what they look like and deal with it
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:48am
like.... me!
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:49am
snowcherry:
I think the probem lies in our society and the media, ´cause I think society gives a lot about the media.
So, personally, I think people shouldn´t be too serious about their looks.
But it´s hard to decide for yourself at which point you´re crossing the line.
`cause I have this friend and she wants to be an actress so she eats less and does a lot of sports. I´m really worried about her ´cause she looks in the mirror all day long with that disappointed look in her face and I´m afraid she won´t know when it´s enough...

Have you tried talking to her?
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:51am
snowcherry:
I think the probem lies in our society and the media, ´cause I think society gives a lot about the media.
So, personally, I think people shouldn´t be too serious about their looks.
But it´s hard to decide for yourself at which point you´re crossing the line.
`cause I have this friend and she wants to be an actress so she eats less and does a lot of sports. I´m really worried about her ´cause she looks in the mirror all day long with that disappointed look in her face and I´m afraid she won´t know when it´s enough...


you should tell her that you're worried about her, and that she deserves the best, and that what she is doing isn't the best
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:52am
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snowcherry:
I think the probem lies in our society and the media, ´cause I think society gives a lot about the media.
So, personally, I think people shouldn´t be too serious about their looks.
But it´s hard to decide for yourself at which point you´re crossing the line.
`cause I have this friend and she wants to be an actress so she eats less and does a lot of sports. I´m really worried about her ´cause she looks in the mirror all day long with that disappointed look in her face and I´m afraid she won´t know when it´s enough...

Have you tried talking to her?


sure! But she´s just.... dunno...not really listening and telling me to shut up.
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:53am
snowcherry:
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snowcherry:
I think the probem lies in our society and the media, ´cause I think society gives a lot about the media.
So, personally, I think people shouldn´t be too serious about their looks.
But it´s hard to decide for yourself at which point you´re crossing the line.
`cause I have this friend and she wants to be an actress so she eats less and does a lot of sports. I´m really worried about her ´cause she looks in the mirror all day long with that disappointed look in her face and I´m afraid she won´t know when it´s enough...

Have you tried talking to her?


sure! But she´s just.... dunno...not really listening and telling me to shut up.

You have to tell her it's not healthy. She could die before she looks the way she wants..Tell her if it's worth dying over, to look like a skinny child (no offense to the poor children)
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:55am
Media is ppl,society is ppl. Media's not a thing that works without brains. We create the image of media. These are one of the things that never change. If ppl didn't give a shit about other ppl's opinios, there would be no society. But we all think about what others might think of us. We can't help it. And we assume that we need to be perfect to satisfy some person, and they think that they need to be perfect for us.
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May 27th, 2005 at 11:57am
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snowcherry:
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snowcherry:
I think the probem lies in our society and the media, ´cause I think society gives a lot about the media.
So, personally, I think people shouldn´t be too serious about their looks.
But it´s hard to decide for yourself at which point you´re crossing the line.
`cause I have this friend and she wants to be an actress so she eats less and does a lot of sports. I´m really worried about her ´cause she looks in the mirror all day long with that disappointed look in her face and I´m afraid she won´t know when it´s enough...

Have you tried talking to her?


sure! But she´s just.... dunno...not really listening and telling me to shut up.

You have to tell her it's not healthy. She could die before she looks the way she wants..Tell her if it's worth dying over, to look like a skinny child (no offense to the poor children)


I know what you mean and I´ll sure keep on talking to her ´cause I love her and appreciate her.
But she´s very stubborn when it comes to this.
She says she hates herself, well...
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