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Where’s the Outrage?

8 comments | March 23rd, 2012

So Kim Kardashian get hit with a flour-bomb last night at the launch of her new perfume?  Does Katy really have a new guy? 

Doesn't it sometimes seem like popular culture is focusing on things that maybe just don't matter all that much (and, we like gossip as much as anyone) and on those things that affect one or two of us but not that many of us?  Does it ever seem that maybe we should spend more time talking about things like this…

DYK:

– 50% of children 8-10 years old report being "unhappy" with their bodies?

– More than 81% of 10-year-olds said they are terrified of "getting fat."

– 80% of women feel worse about themselves after seeing a beauty ad?

We could go on – and on.  We won't though.  But we will invite you to keep joining us – and so many others fighting this fight day to day – to try and make a difference.  We'll ask you to use your voice to ask "WTF" is going on and question how we begin to change it , helping people of all ages feel more better? Maybe together we can make the conversation louder, and a difference.  Maybe?

What do you think we can do – individually and collectively?

(The data in the first 2 points, comes from our friends at National Eating Disorder Association.)

8 comments

  • Gretchen

    Posted on March 23, 2012

    I don’t even understand why an 8 year-old has enough body consciousness to dislike her body.

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  • Danielle Tanrey

    Posted on March 23, 2012

    I think we can be better friends to each other and better parents for our kids. My mom was constantly complaining about her body when I grew up. I swore I would never talk about how “fat”I was or how “old” I looked in front of my kids. I don’t have kids yet but I know I won’t do as my mom did.

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    • OOC

      Posted on March 23, 2012

      Hey, Danielle…yea. Parents can teach us by what they do and don’t. Not always for the better, and sometimes despite their best intentions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on March 23, 2012

    Celebrity gossip is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s a mindless distraction that keeps me from thinking about whatever else I do not want to think about.

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    • OOC

      Posted on March 23, 2012

      We say never feel guilty about any of your pleasures. Our point isn’t that celebrity gossip is bad (though perhaps it is for some of the people it’s actually about). Our point is that we’re not talking at all at the mainstream level about some really serious issues affecting a whole lot of us and the people we love. We think that needs to change.

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  • Bronte

    Posted on March 23, 2012

    2 of my best GF’s from HS had eating disorders. 3 of my college friends do even including 1 guy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on October 18, 2012

    Where was the original source for this statistic?
    – 80% of women feel worse about themselves after seeing a beauty ad?

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