OMG this is so twisted!!!

  • rafiki87

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    Jun 20, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/body-image-issues-year-girl-worries-fat/story?id=13880833

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    Jun 21, 2011 12:06 AM GMT
    Yeah, our society is really twisted.
    The kids find a way to effectively tackle childhood obesity, and the adults fuck it up by telling them it's mean. icon_razz.gif
  • rafiki87

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    Jun 21, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    well, i think the issue really is that parents don't teach good nutritional and active lifestyle habits...

    focusing mainly on the look and not the process of it... maybe some kids just need to hit their growth spurt to lose their baby fat...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 21, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    The ABC piece was sort of misleading because the little girl did look overweight. I know the doctor said she wasn't, but it sure didn't look that way. I wouldn't call her obese either, but she didn't look like she was as fit as she could have been. This must be a tough situation for parents because on one hand you want your child to be fit, yet you don't want them to have unhealthy body image either -- it's a double-edged sword.
  • stratavos

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    Jun 21, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidThe ABC piece was sort of misleading because the little girl did look overweight. I know the doctor said she wasn't, but it sure didn't look that way. I wouldn't call her obese either, but she didn't look like she was as fit as she could have been. This must be a tough situation for parents because on one hand you want your child to be fit, yet you don't want them to have unhealthy body image either -- it's a double-edged sword.


    if you ask me, she will be just fine, and she'll probably grow and fill out better. Don't forget about all the chubby faced guys that become hunky studs later ;)
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    Jun 21, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    Kids pick up on everything around them with heightened sensitivity. And everyone always complains, or at least remarks, about the changes they'd like to see in their body. And they do it out loud. Hell this entire website in a way revolves around that icon_razz.gif
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Jun 21, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    They're all basically little Plastics icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 21, 2011 10:23 AM GMT
    Yet for so many gay and bi men, image is everthing, substance is not............