• Kristina Bruce

    I’ve done gratitude journals before but I fell off them quickly. I’m going to bring it back and not put too much pressure on myself on what write, just three little things each day to help keep the mentality positive. I also purchased the new Intuitive Eating workbook, so I’m going to give that a real go. I stopped officially dieting and exercising for weight loss about a year ago and this has seriously been a roller coaster ride, but I know for myself it’s the only way forward for me.

  • Lisa Story

    Hi,

    I enjoyed reading your blog as I fell that many women of all shapes and sizes can relate to body shaming themselves. I like where you mentioned to only pick out magazines that make you feel good about yourself… however, Do you feel that maybe the reason why so many women are consumed with the way our bodies look and why we participate in body shamming is because of amount of pornification portrayed on the covers of the magazines?… and then its not just the covers, its through and through the magazines where women and girls are sexualized so to speak. I am a mother of three and confident in the way that I look regardless if I measure up to how society wants me to be, however my lies in our younger generation of girls, and how this is shaping their image of how women are supposed to look and be. A book Im currently reading states that: “exposure to pornographic be may be harmful for children and adolescents, as it might foster both less than respectful attitudes towards young girls and women and their understandings of sexuality that emphasize power and the expectation rather than respect equality and mutual intimacy.” (Ess, Charles, Digital media ethics, 2nd edition). Would you agree with this statement?
    Like you said: We weren’t born into this world hating our bodies, this is a learned behavior. So if pornification continues throughout the world whether in a magazine or social media, I feel like girls will always feel like they will have to live to that certain sexual standard of society.
    You gave some really wonderful examples on how not to body shame, and how to love ourselves, and I think the best way I can be a positive role model for my daughter is to not shame my body in front of her and to represent women by wearing clothes that cover a good portion of my body :)
    Thank you for your time!
    Lisa

    Ess, Charles, Digital media ethics, 2nd edition. (2014) Polity Press

  • lisa

    Hi,

    I enjoyed reading your blog as I fell that many women of all shapes and sizes can relate to body shaming themselves. I like where you mentioned to only pick out magazines that make you feel good about yourself… however, Do you feel that maybe the reason why so many women are consumed with the way our bodies look and why we participate in body shamming is because of amount of pornification portrayed on the covers of the magazines?… and then its not just the covers, its through and through the magazines where women and girls are sexualized so to speak. I am a mother of three and confident in the way that I look regardless if I measure up to how society wants me to be, however my concern lies in our younger generation of girls, and how this is shaping their image of how women are supposed to look and be. A book Im currently reading states that: “exposure to pornographic be may be harmful for children and adolescents, as it might foster both less than respectful attitudes towards young girls and women and their understandings of sexuality that emphasize power and the expectation rather than respect equality and mutual intimacy.” (Ess, Charles, Digital media ethics, 2nd edition, Pg.163). Would you agree with this statement?
    Like you said: We weren’t born into this world hating our bodies, this is a learned behavior. So if pornification continues throughout the world whether in a magazine or social media, I feel like girls will always feel like they will have to live to that certain sexual standard of society.
    You gave some really wonderful examples on how not to body shame, and how to love ourselves, and I think the best way I can be a positive role model for my daughter is to not shame my body in front of her and to represent women by wearing clothes that cover a good portion of my body :)

    Thank you for your time!

    Lisa

    Ess, Charles, Digital media ethics, 2nd edition. (2014) Polity Press