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Culture: “Fitspiration” Photos

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2013 by amildcaseofdeath

This article is very healthy.

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The 6 Most Shockingly Irresponsible “Fitspiration” Photos.

This blog post popped up on my newsfeed and it’s awesome.
I hate those “fitspiration” photos on Pinterest and Tumblr.
They are so disturbing.
Exercise Anorexia is a very real thing. Let’s not encourage it. geez.
“Strong is the new skinny” is just all kinds of messed up.
And reading this reminded me of when broadcasters were picking apart the bodies of female athletes for not being skinny enough or pretty enough. WOW, they’re at the Olympics, have some goddamn respect.
So you see, it’s not really about being healthy, or strong, or proud of yourself. It’s more shaming of women.
Par for the course.
And I’m having none of it.

Choice quotes:

“Training so hard as to induce vomiting and uncontrollable sobbing is to slowly undermine the basic human judgement of what constitutes challenge versus what causes injury”

“Strong isn’t really…

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In Lieu of Flowers…

Posted in Poems with tags , , , , , on October 1, 2013 by amildcaseofdeath

In lieu of flowers, bring your presence as its absence was before. Tilt your head and plead forgiveness for excuses that ignored. Drying roses fill the coffin, sto-ned faces greet each eye. tear drops trail sallow faces at the thoughts of only, why?Hapless mourners take their places, dressed in shroud of only gray. Aching in their bellies at a most confusing day. Regrets about and haunting as they filter through your soul. Posted photos of smiling faces, still a truth, not at all. It was desperate, it was fleeting, it was hopeless, it was cold. All the anguish never leaving. Like a drowning in it all. Though in wonder of the absence, was there something they could done. Scenes of a life leaving traces of your place in everyone. Too late to redeem the folly of the good within each heart. Now her presence, ever living, somewhere deep beneath the dark.

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