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The girl you just called fat?

There’s a new anti-bullying facebook status being reposted that I think is really great. It goes like this:  The Girl you just called fat? She has been starving herself & has lost over 30lbs. The Boy you called stupid, he … Continue reading

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Compliments and beauty standards

Commenting on others’ appearances is strongly ingrained into our culture, almost unthinkingly so. Friends are supposed to do it. Family feels it’s their job to do it. Strangers think it’s nice to do it. We comment on others’ appearances as a way of socializing each other, of helping each other find a way to ‘fit in’ and sometimes, preparing for the judgment we will face in the outside world. But this is a reactive approach to dismantling lookism and promoting body acceptance. Continue reading

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