January 4 - January 10, 2019
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Articles & Blogs
How 'weight bias' is harming us all
by Sara FL Kirk, Angela Alberga, Erin Cameron, Mary Forhan, and Shelly Russell-Mayhew.
”research evidence has firmly refuted the effectiveness of body shaming as a motivator for weight loss. In fact, it has the opposite effect, doing more harm than good.”CN: links to some ‘anti-obesity’ organizations that recognize the corrosive effect of weight stigma but refuse to accept that their aims and activities play a role in stigmatization by pathologizing higher weight.
American Psychological Association links 'masculinity ideology' to homophobia, misogyny
by Tim Fitzsimons
“male privilege often comes with a cost in the form of adherence to sexist ideologies designed to maintain male power that also restrict men’s ability to function adaptively."
Study shows exercising for appearance's sake a blow to body image
by Deakin University
"exercise can actually make people feel very self-conscious about their bodies, and some people can have worsening body image immediately after exercising. People who have really high body dissatisfaction are most at risk of this."
Why I Will Not Be Dieting In 2019 (and I’m not making any lifestyle changes either)
by Alexis Conason
“There are countless reasons why I’m pledging not to diet, but in the interest of time, here are 4 of the most compelling”
“Strong is the new skinny’ isn’t as empowering as it sounds
By Anthony Papathomas
“The athletic and feminine ideal represent two contradictory masters; to serve one is to reject the other. Finding the middle ground necessary to appease both is an almost impossible task.”
CW: some body critique talk quoted