Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Teenage "Thinspiration"

I have to be honest. I'm really glad that I'm not a teenager anymore. I cannot understand the fashion industry or the media's fascination with thinness. I found a blog titled: The Hunger Blogs: A Secret World of Teenage 'Thinspiration' that was sad to read. It is imperative for parents to understand the pressure girls...and boys face in order to be considered "normal" or "pretty" in a society that places too much value on weight and outward appearance.

Here's a quote from the article that I found to be particularly disturbing: "Sixteen-year-old Antonia (last name withheld) also runs a popular, photo-based thinspo blog out of her bedroom. "I like images that show skinny, happy girls," she writes in an email to the Huffington Post. "They look so confident and we can see their bones through their skin. It's the most beautiful thing ever. I also like tips about food or how to ignore hunger.""

Here's the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/thinspiration-blogs_n_1264459.html