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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    She could always buy a fat suit.
    Problem solved.


    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    I think using silly expressions like "transfat " (in an attempt to equate dieting with transitioning gender) is more likely to mean any important message (e.g. about body-image pressures) gets lost or diluted.
    Yeah. I echo this. It makes it more about the concepts and less about what's actually going on. It's another example of the site really being more about her mindstate than about actual reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    There's already a term for that: anorexia nervosa.
    Well, if you want to split hairs rather than be satisfied with the gestalt of what's being discussed, we can do that.

    Eating Disorder Diagnostic Criteria from DSM IV-TR
    307.1 Anorexia Nervosa
    * Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and
    height, for example, weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less than 85%
    of that expected or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth,
    leading to body weight less than 85% of that expected.
    * Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.
    * Disturbance in the way one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence
    of body weight or shape on self evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current
    low body weight.
    * In postmenarcheal females, amenorrhea, i.e., the absence of at least 3 consecutive
    menstrual cycles. A woman having periods only while on hormone medication (e.g.
    estrogen) still qualifies as having amenorrhea.
    Type
    Restricting Type: During the current episode of Anorexia Nervosa, the person has not
    regularly engaged in binge-eating or purging behavior (self-induced vomiting or misuse
    of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas).
    Binge Eating/Purging Type: During the current episode of Anorexia Nervosa, the
    person has regularly engaged in binge-eating or purging behavior.

    At 5'6" and 135 lbs, she is not underweight. She does not seem to mention any behaviours related with anorexia. She almost appears the opposite, in that she wishes to gain but cannot. I'm not familiar with any terms to capture that desire.

    I think using silly expressions like "transfat " (in an attempt to equate dieting with transitioning gender) is more likely to mean any important message (e.g. about body-image pressures) gets lost or diluted.
    I do agree with the essence of what you're saying, but transgender was not a common-usage or accepted term either. It has only become so.

    I certainly could never take anything seriously written by someone who claims:
    "I'm doubly oppressed because I'm a fat woman in a thin woman's body!"
    I mean, that's a world of right there.
    Yes, you make another good point. I can be pretty flexible when putting myself in another person's shoes, but admittedly, this one does leave me scratching my head a bit.

    I found this intriguing:

    The fact that our society is structured around keeping me thin is oppressive.
    I'm not sure this is the case. Western society in particular is rife with opportunities to gain weight. There's this continual pull to indulge oneself yet restrict oneself.

    I also kind of want to tell her to wait until she's rounding 40, it won't be hard to gain weight then!


    But seriously, body shaming is a legitimate concern prevalent in our society. If anything, her posts point to some seriously distorted programming in that regard.
    "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
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    "When people see some things as beautiful,
    other things become ugly.
    When people see some things as good,
    other things become bad."
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    Somewhere on her site, the author debates the "double standard" of the weight loss culture. That there are multiple programs that focus on slimming down, but few on fattening up.

    Bullshit. Hasn't she ever heard of a fuckin' Jack-in-the-Box?
    Its a free market after all--people can choose healthy eats or shit.

    And second skylights' above post. This isn't some macro level/societal issue. She is simply defective.

    Ugh.

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    The site is ridiculous.

    It is kind of interesting that it functions as some sort of Rorschach test for the readers, though.
    Go to sleep, iguana.


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    PB--you give her more credit than she deserves.
    Narcissist Personality Disorder is appropriate.

    Solipsist mindset, manipulative, abusive/bullying tendencies, sacrificing one's dignity to become center of attention, transparent bravado to conceal dangerous low self-worth, immaturity/lack of personal growth/identity and good ol' fashioned narcissistic rage when somebody threatens the delusional reality she has created for herself.

    The "body image" bullshit is just a method to evoke sympathy.
    Don't bite.

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    I read a paragraph on the site, and realized I don't actually care. her thoughts don't actually effect me.and body dysmorphia is real.

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    Possibilities:
    Either the site's the ultimate troll, OR -


    ED-NOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), BPD/HPD (high comorbidity w/eating disordered mindsets, though not a hard rule, obviously).

    *sits back in armchair*

    *stretches legs*

    *lights pipe*


    yes.

    Regardless of what's going on, it's just someone fleshing out their dysfunctional mindset on the internet, nothing new. Some manifests in bodyimage crap, without a lot of research done- conclusions drawn upon feeling mostly- & attention seeking behavior for support/validation.

    Nothing new to see.

    *moves on with life*
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    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    I think using silly expressions like "transfat " (in an attempt to equate dieting with transitioning gender) is more likely to mean any important message (e.g. about body-image pressures) gets lost or diluted. I certainly could never take anything seriously written by someone who claims:
    "I'm doubly oppressed because I'm a fat woman in a thin woman's body!"
    I mean, that's a world of right there.
    You just don't understand your privilege.

    You don't know what it's like to be born a transfat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    Well, if you want to split hairs
    I didn't, but thanks for projecting your own desire to do so onto me. Cuz that never gets old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

    *sits back in armchair*

    *stretches legs*

    *lights pipe*
    Well done! *high fives you*

    The trouble with this dx is that EDNOS is akin to IBS (irritable bowel disorder). It's like saying, we think something's wrong, but who knows why?
    "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
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    "When people see some things as beautiful,
    other things become ugly.
    When people see some things as good,
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