HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 1, 2020
December 13 - January 2, 2020
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Articles & Blogs
“Though it doesn’t appear so at first glance, inspiration porn is damaging to the disability and Deaf communities in so many ways. The narratives espoused in inspiration porn are almost always created by able-bodied people, depriving disabled and Deaf people of their right to create their own stories and decide how they are perceived by the rest of society.”
““Pop culture coverage of a health topic...can affect, for better or worse, the utilization rates of health services. And there seems little doubt that many current evidence-free and potentially harmful health trends...would not be nearly as popular but for the associated celebrity endorsements”
Note: purposeful maintenance of ‘a healthy weight’ resulting in avoidance of xyz is not an actual thing, the stats are based on relatively effortlessly weight stable populations, not weight suppressed ones.
“Reject the idea that only a certain type of body belongs in bathers, and make a commitment to reconnect to yours by going swimming...Remember that women are taught to dislike their appearance – we are not born that way."
“Despite the sharp dissonance between the real fat people so many of us recognize and the familiar thin actors who play them, most audiences still unquestioningly accept that thin people will play fat roles."