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What the fuck, VH1??? [Jun. 22nd, 2010|06:24 pm]
Tray Dawg
There is a new show on called "Bridal Bootcamp" which is one of VH1's many ridiculous reality TV programs. The premise of the show is that 10 "overweight" brides-to-be are competing to win a dream wedding. Now let me just define "overweight" for you, as VH1 sees it:

One girl is a size 18. OK, I'll give you that, since I'm a size 18 myself.
One girl is a size 14. Not fat, but not skinny either.
Everyone else is either a size 10 or a 12... except for one girl who is a size 8.

EIBTKRBJKBGJKBFG WHY!!!!!!!!!!

On what fucking planet is someone who is a size 8 overweight? OK, someone who is a 12 or a 14 may be technically "overweight" I guess, but seeing how the average women's dress size in the USA is a 14 then you have 9 girls on a show for "overweight" brides, that are AVERAGE... OR LESS!!!! Are you fucking KIDDING me????? I wish I was a size 12 and these girls are bitching about how ~fat~ they are. I get wanting to tone up or whatever but come oooonnnnn.

Seriously, fuck the message that shows like this are sending to females. There's already enough body image issues without Bridal Bootcamp type of shit going on.
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[User Picture]From: wunderaliceland
2010-06-22 10:59 pm (UTC)
Oh hail no!
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[User Picture]From: eidna
2010-06-23 02:35 am (UTC)

rambling

I'm a size 8/10 and it's stuff like this that can get under my skin as someone who used to be overweight. As in, "I've done so much work and I'm proud of where I've gotten - and modern society still says people my size are fat. Well hell, what was I before? How much more can I do?"

I'm not willing to sacrifice my happiness for smaller jeans, I am very lucky that it hasn't affected me to that degree. But that's certainly not the case for everyone and it upsets me that shit like this just perpetuates the whole thing :(
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