tell me i'm fine just to get me by...

“The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in starving themselves, in engaging in unsafe exercise, and in seeking out weight loss by any means necessary. A thin person who does these things is considered mentally ill. A fat person who does these things is redeemed by them. This is why our culture has no concept of a fat person who also has an eating disorder. If you’re fat, it’s not an eating disorder — it’s a lifestyle change.”

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Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)

I will always reblog this because it is so so important. 

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I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that would be recognized as disordered eating/exercising patterns in thin folks. 

Pretty much everything that’s done on shows like The Biggest Loser would be called out as pro-ana/pro-orthorexia in a thin person. Exercising past the point that it hurts, to the point where you’re throwing up, even injuring yourself? Berating yourself because you didn’t lose ENOUGH weight this week? Constantly talking about how fat is weakness and thinness will make everything better, about how you can’t stand to be your current weight anymore? Emphasis on weight as a sign of how much control, strength, and worth you have? Viewing food as bad, as a temptation to sin? Constant sharing and talking about tips on how to minimize food intake, how to lose weight? 

That sounds exactly like every pro-ana/pro-mia blog I’ve ever seen. It’s also what fat people are told we need to be doing to ourselves until we’re thin. 

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While I don’t think everything said is untrue, some of it frankly doesn’t make sense. The recommended course of action for one person’s health condition can be the complete opposite recommended course of action for another person’s condition that gets blanketed under the same term (i.e. suggesting an overweight person to taper their consumption makes complete sense even though we wouldn’t suggest that to somebody underweight).

Yes, they are both Eating Disorders but they stand on complete opposite ends of the spectrum. It wouldn’t make sense to treat them the same way. I understand that the message trying to be made is that society appears to be using the same psychological tactics that would trigger one person’s condition to help another one but that is completely against the point. There is an underlying psychological issue, nobody denies this. Some people are insensitive to it. However, there is also a very overt physical health issue and it is a matter of life and death for people suffering from this.

I don’t want you to be bullied. I don’t want society to shame you. I’m not trying to give you an unhealthy psychological image of yourself. I care about you. It’s because I do that I’m telling you that health statistics prove that your condition is going to send you to an early grave if you don’t take care of yourself.

It has nothing to do with looking beautiful. It has everything to do with being alive and healthy

(Source: xojane.com, via sailorp00n)

"my wife left…"
“what happened??”
“I don’t know…One day she was just gone!”
“oh I see and that was the first symptom?”

Have you ever had somebody who loves you a lot say “you never listen to me…”? Of course. Because we’re just listening to the story of “me” and where I’m going and how great that is, or how depressing that is.

Never Talk to the Police. Period.

How was a film like Her not even NOMINATED for Best Editing while a film like Gravity can win it? Do people not realize what “best film editing” is? this is exactly where the Academy Awards have received criticism that the word ‘Best’ is not fitting, rather it should be ‘Most’.

Her uses editing to actually convey narrative; half of the movie is built around character development and understanding his psychological state of mind is largely developed through the edits that cut to his memories.

What did Gravity do?? “here’s one angle. here’s another angle.” At most, editing was used to create tension in some edge-of-your-seat moments but those are STYLE points, that’s what you throw a Best Director award to WHICH HE WON! you can’t hand out two awards for the same thing!

Learn what the fk film editing is.

Academy Awards are ridiculous

“Isn’t it funny, how day by day nothing changes but, when we look back, everything is different.”

—   C.S. Lewis

youarethepeacesign said: yeah. i suppose. but in the West we are definitely a minority. so of course, we can't be racist. Actually, because white people have all the power, no asians can be racist

haha asians are so racist

“Reflect on the ways you inadvertently hurt people. The more vulnerable you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to drop people without an explanation. Be aware of this tendency in yourself today.”

“There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happened.”

—   Mark Twain

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

—   Lao Tzu