So I’ve been reading all these articles lately on ‘what men want’. Most are unrealistic and really quite scary. Do men really have these expectations on what a woman should look like?
there are so many glossy magazines that print these articles, and I’m not having a go at them as I buy them and read them as do many others I’m sure, however what hope do we have to be healthy and not body obsessed if we are all trying to please men and look line their ideals?
Im am very much for being healthy and fit but I do it for myself. Not for anyone else. I certainly don’t aspire to look like anyone else and if anyone suggested I try otherwise, I’d possibly tell them to go jump! 🙂
Being healthy should be a priority not looking like a celebrity or having body issues.
Recently I had a friend diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. This is very similar to anorexia. This friend is always trying to look skinny and thinks that being skinny is desirable. This disease has you believe that your are large or ‘far’ and when you look in a mirror or at yourself you see yourself differently to how you actually look.
I also recently had a family friend pass away from anorexia. She had battled it since her early teens and after 6 years of this disgusting disease it took her life. Her organs shut down whilst she was sleeping. It’s sad to see such a disorder take a hold of someone close.
Below are some articles on body dysmorphic disorder And other eating disorders.
If you or someone close to you are suffering from such terrible diseases please seek some help. These diseases are not talked about enough and I personally think there needs to be more awareness on them. My view is that they are similar to cancer. They not only affect you but your family and friends.
My thoughts are with those struggling. Please seek help – speak to your doctor or call lifeline. Or please write me.
LifeLine 131114 – lifeline.org.au
Body Dysmorphic Disorder- http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_dysmorphic_disorder
Anorexia – Anorexia Nervosa –