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Old 11-22-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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Yes, it is quite unacceptable to call someone such names. It ruins their self esteem and is, perhaps, a form of discrimination.

But I have rarely heard anyone call anyone a skinny B

I am quite appalled at seeing extremes from both sections though. Makes me want hand a burger to the skinny and yogurt with granola for the big
I have only been called that a handful of times, however if I ever complain about my appearance I get the old “oh yeah, bet it’s soooooooooooooo terrible being stick thin”.

It’s like it’s acceptable to put thin people down, much like it also seems ok to humiliate men in things such as commercials, but make the woman the butt of the joke and there’s an uproar.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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I am so sick of seeing these shows/magazines about “curvy and proud” women, “real” women.

The majority are overweight with clear health issues and terrible eating habits.

So because I am thin, I don’t have a “real” woman’s body?

And why is it is ok for a larger person to make fun of a thin person (skinny *****), but if the thin person does the same thing it’s discrimination?

I have friends who are all shapes and sizes and I love them all the same, but I don’t think it’s right for this kind of thing to be encouraged.

Does anyone agree?
Honey, when you hit 50 (or whatever age and hit menopause), re-post. In the meantime, be grateful your PMS goes away each month. Mine never does.

Ever since the periods stopped coming, the weight started coming.

Oh, and you must be very young, and who really gives a flying EFF about some stupid "royal wedding?" My guess is you watch American Idol and Dancing with the Stars too - total class act.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:22 PM
 
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My guess is you watch American Idol and Dancing with the Stars too - total class act.
What the? Why was that necessary?

I don’t give an “eff” about the wedding, that was my question – am I the only one who DOESN’T care? All my workmates are going gaga over it.

And for the record, honey, I am pretty sure I will always remain this weight. My whole family is very tiny. We just don’t have the metabolism to gain weight. My mum started menopause 10 years ago and she is tinier than I am, so I can assure you I wont be reposting.

Sorry for my rudeness everyone else but I thought misty was terribly rude to me so I'm just giving it back.

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Old 11-23-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: NEPA
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Honey, when you hit 50 (or whatever age and hit menopause), re-post. In the meantime, be grateful your PMS goes away each month. Mine never does.

Ever since the periods stopped coming, the weight started coming.

Oh, and you must be very young, and who really gives a flying EFF about some stupid "royal wedding?" My guess is you watch American Idol and Dancing with the Stars too - total class act.
I'm interested in the royal wedding, it's a nice change with all the hate and crap going on in the world today. I watch American Idol and i don't watch Dancing with the stars. I'm also over 50, you just sound a little angry to me.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Honey, when you hit 50 (or whatever age and hit menopause), re-post. In the meantime, be grateful your PMS goes away each month. Mine never does.
No doubt.

TMI
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Blog entry I just saw that touches on some of these themes: How The "Skinny ***** Discourse" Isolates Women

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[LEFT]The key change in the past decade around skinniness is the explicit recognition of thinness as a marker not only of status, but of proud isolation from other women. Adolescent girls whose bodies come close to the fashion ideal have long been aware that they are, at least at times, the object of other young women's resentment. "You're so thin… I hate you!" is a phrase that many slender women have heard, with the only variation being the degree to which the second part of the statement is said with genuine loathing as opposed to mild, teasing envy. Lots of thin girls grow up being called "anorexic", regardless of the presence or absence of an eating disorder. The mix of jealousy and resentment and pity often includes the refusal to believe that a "skinny girl" has any problems about which to complain. (Think about what often happens when the most slender young woman in a room remarks that she "feels fat".)


In the past decade, we've seen the appearance of what we might call the "mean girl narrative". In addition to the now canonical (for millenials, anyway) Lindsay Lohan film, books like Queen Bees and Wannabees, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and the newest media darling, Twisted Sisterhood: Unraveling the Dark Legacy of Female Friendships all make the popular case that girls are, well, mean — meaner, certainly, in ways that boys simply could never be. It seems likely that this "discourse of female cruelty" works in tandem with the narrative of compulsory individuality to suggest to young women that theirs is a hyper-competitive world where success is a solitary and sexualized pursuit. Whether it's chasing grades or getting guys, even your sisters are nothing more than "frenemies" at best.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Honey, when you hit 50 (or whatever age and hit menopause), re-post. In the meantime, be grateful your PMS goes away each month. Mine never does.

Ever since the periods stopped coming, the weight started coming.

Oh, and you must be very young, and who really gives a flying EFF about some stupid "royal wedding?" My guess is you watch American Idol and Dancing with the Stars too - total class act.
How incredibly rude.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Honey, when you hit 50 (or whatever age and hit menopause), re-post. In the meantime, be grateful your PMS goes away each month. Mine never does.

Ever since the periods stopped coming, the weight started coming.

Oh, and you must be very young, and who really gives a flying EFF about some stupid "royal wedding?" My guess is you watch American Idol and Dancing with the Stars too - total class act.
Obviously!
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Powell, WY
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You can lose weight. What do you do about "bitchy"?
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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You can lose weight. What do you do about "bitchy"?
Embrace it
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