I posted this over at WeAretheRealDeal Friday and I thought I’d posted it here too — but didn’t! Sorry! Anyway, the comments over there are certainly worth reading. You can read it here or after the jump. Continue reading “Girl on Girl Hate”
Though the dialogue was very respectful and, in the end, very fruitful … my post yesterday at WeAretheRealDeal unfortunately ruffled some readers’ feathers.
And I can’t help but feel bad about it today.
What did I do? Well, I named sizes … and called a 10 “average,” which made some readers who are bigger than that (and happy there!) feel bad about themselves.
My post last Friday about the evidently malnourished Australian Miss Universe contestant got me thinking about judgment … specifically, my unconsious (human?) tendency to pass judgment.
I called this woman out here on my blog — a disordered eating recovery blog — for being too skinny (at 5’11 and 108 lbs.) and for possibly having an eating disorder … in spite of her denial of it being true.
I called her out because in looking at her, I was concerned that this is the image our children see.
I called her out because I was both sickened and saddened — sickened that she looked so skeletal, and saddened that her figure personifies “beauty” to some … possibly even some of my own readers or followers of “thinspo” (the pro-ana movement).
The irony is, if I saw a morbidly obese person on the street, who might not be in the best health either, though I might make a superficial judgment in my head (as in, stating the fact that the person is morbidly obese) … would I devote a post about it?
No, I wouldn’t. Continue reading “Passing Judgment”