[personal profile] scarlet_salome
That 'Skinny Bitch' book is a goddamn bloody travesty; an insane, irrational, one-dimensional piece of propaganda-ist crap. How dare those jumped-up creeps promote such illogical, baseless claims to so impressionable an audience. What scares me most is how many of its readers seem to wholly believe and bow down these. And even more than this, that I am almost positive that such mindless fawning is a mainly felt by overweight women and purely a product of the insecurity that they have because of this, and that the book overtly, openly, knowingly plays on to instigate its horrific madness.

Plus the idea that you have to be a vegan avoiding caffeine and antibiotics and stuff etc to be a perfect, model-like skinny bitch. I''m 5"6 and I've been 4 3/4 stone on three separate occasions and that was done completely on McVities Caramels, Coke Zero, Amoxcillin, diet Red Bull and occasionally tuna or fat-free yoghurt. One  was memorably and deliciously achieved on cornflakes dipped in golden syrup. None of which would be advocated by that book. Hell, you can stay at 5 - 5 1/2 st on just Roses Chocolates and Kinder Bueno. If you have like one or two chocolates a day and NOTHING ELSE, or nothing Mon-Sat and a half a Kinder Bueno or two jam-dipped toast crusts to gnaw on on Sunday or something similar, then you'll probably be skinnier than a Skinny Bitch. 

The thing that annoys me almost most is them trying to sell common sense. Eat less, eat lower calories etc and you lose weight, unless you have metabolic issues or blood-sugar issues or something. Indeed, numerous meat/dairy products are way more, not merely 'healthy' but slimming than tonnes of  'vegan' meals, e.g.  0% fat yoghurt, really, really lean wafer-thin sliced ham/chicken/turkey, virtually nonfat cream cheese, tinned crab, tinned tuna, loads of different steamed/baked white fishes such as cod, haddock, smoked haddock, plaice etc.: all of these are some of the healthiest and filling low calorie foods available and way more nutritious and vitamin/mineral rich than the vegan fare the book consistently promotes. 


The following itallicised lines are actual quotes from the book itself:

"Okay. Use your head. You need to get healthy if you want to get skinny. Healthy = skinny. Unhealthy = fat.”

“Eat the flesh of dead cows, dead pigs, and dead chickens. Avoid fresh fruit. You are a total moron if you think the Atkins diet will make you thin. Or you are a gluttonous pig who wants to believe you can eat cheeseburgers all day“

WHAT. THE. HELL.
None of that makes any sense. Both in and of themselves and within the context of the book as a whole, both of those statements are completely illogical, subjective, and could be not only utterly shot down but thoroughly undermined and indeed, thrown back quite stingingly at the author/s. They would never stand in a court of law. I myself have in fact proved both of these statements completely wrong on numerous occasions, as I'm sure many others have, and I  would hope that anyone with even half a brain or a hideously average IQ would be able to see the illogical, irrational, ungrounded and, oh, I don't know,  UTTERLY BLOODY INSANE nature of this text's sickening propaganda.

And what's worse, worst, is the attitude. Bitchy self-righteous, shock-tactic, holier-than-thou; all when promoting bigoted tunnel-vision and narrow-minded ideas. Like their way is the only right way, the only way that will really work. I honestly have nothing against a society which promotes images of stick-thin people to emulate, that's cool, whatever. That's in no way my contention with the book or the issue. By all means, male, female, young, old; be a slave to fashion, be a slave to media images, starve yourself, paint your face, cripple your feet with killer heels (god only knows the holes in my toes but my sandals as just so gorgeous). And yeah, it's aesthetically pleasing (within boundaries, I suppose). I have nothing against Victoria Beckham, indeed I actually rather admire her dress sense and have gotten a number of my style ideas from her and Mary-Kate Olsen. Hell, sometimes I just love the looks they create and they, along with others of their ilk/models/fashion mags etc. certainly have somewhat influenced my shopping trips, like OOoooH if I had that _____ dress I could put it with the ______ shoes and my ________ glasses and a bit of that _____ eyeliner and yeah that would look really great especially perhaps with _______ scarf at ________ angle; and when its all executed perfectly it can be pretty stunning. That's fine. That's great. That's up to YOU. YOU'RE deciding based on your visual and mental processing of passive images etc. Not being fed overtly incorrect concrete information.

So do whatever the hell you want to turn yourself into the fantasy of visual perfection for whatever gender you desire to attract or whatever ideal you aspire to be, that's your choice as independent, thinking human beings and entities. But don't just follow like mindless sheep and don't be bullied into anything. Don't believe everything you read, or see. Make your own, informed choices, and there's often more ways than one to approach a conundrum.

Argh.

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