A Self Esteem Issue?

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  1. DamnYankee
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    Poll: Women value weight over physical health
    Half dislike their weight, a third unhappy about body condition, survey finds


    WASHINGTON - Scan the breathless headlines at any magazine rack — Fight Flab in Minutes! Get Beach Ready! Add the skinny yet buxom model, and it should be no surprise that the average woman feels insecure if not downright unhappy with her real-world figure.

    Hang on: Are we worried just about appearance, or about whether our size signals a health problem?

    There's a big disconnect between body image and true physical condition, an Associated Press-iVillage poll suggests. A lot of women say they're dieting despite somehow avoiding healthy fruits and veggies. Many others think they're fat when they're not.




    Eating disorders aside, normal-skinny doesn't automatically mean healthy, stresses University of Houston sociologist Samantha Kwan, who studies gender and body image.

    "Someone who is fat or even overweight can be healthy if they have a balanced diet and are physically active," Kwan says. "Our culture really does put a lot of pressure on women to look a certain way," taking precedence over health measures.

    Poll: Women value weight over physical health - Diet and nutrition- msnbc.com
     
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    Hell, you can't post a picture of an attractive, healthy woman anywhere on the Internet without some mouthbreathing /b/tard wannabe telling you how fat she is. It's no wonder normal looking women are willing to kill themselves to be pretty.

    Our culture's priorities are diseased.
     
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