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    The women who say they would rather be blind than fat →

    One in six women say they would rather be blind than obese, a survey has found. Others would prefer alcoholism or catching herpes to being massively overweight. Researchers in the U.S. interviewed 100 women and asked whether they would rather be obese or have one of 12 other socially stigmatized conditions, including depression, which was chosen by one in four.

    Maybe if we stopped fat-shaming and equating women’s attractiveness and worth to unreasonable, media-driven standards of beauty, women wouldn’t value their appearance over health..

    — 3 years ago with 57 notes
    #health  #beauty standards  #fat shame  #fat positive  #fat phobia  #appearance  #beauty 
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      I blogged about this pretty problematic attitude towards disabled people here at The F-Word.
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      The rest of the article is interesting as well, although I’d like to see the actual study. Personal feelings about my...
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      When all you self-deprecating insecure birds go blind I’ll steal all bread from the baskets at the restaurant as you...
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      Amen.
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