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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ode to Irony

In going through many of the blogs I read daily, I stumbled on a fabulous post, The Today Show: Clueless on eating disorders » The-F-Word.org.


The irony here:

The Today Show did a very moving segment about a young girl suffering from an eating disorder. On the very same page .......

A rundown of other segments:

Treats that won’t spoil your diet
“Loser” Jackie’s weight loss
How a mom lost 105 lbs.
Fix those ‘bad’ body parts


How are children and adults for that matter suppose to gain a healthy body image when they are bombarded by all this junk about diets.

Here's what the author of this blog had to say:

Are show producers really so clueless and oblivious that they don’t see the correlations here? Do they not realize how focusing on weight, obsessing over weight loss, encouraging and promoting dieting, and classifying body parts as “good” and “bad” contributes to negative self-perceptions, unhealthy relationships with food and weight, and even eating disorders?


Head over there and read the whole post and the many wonderful comments.

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