Categories Media Uncategorised Slimming world Post author By Carrie Post date January 18, 2007 5 Comments on Slimming world Nice (accidental) bit of page layout on the Sun site today: [photopress:screenshot_01.jpg,full,pp_image] ← Why wait for the iPhone when you can have one of these next month? → Lovely 5 replies on “Slimming world” That’s funny, sad and ironic all at the same time. It’s the media that constantly press these unrealistic ideals to people that feeds this disease. Interesting anthropological point: in cultures where the ideal shape for a woman is, well, the more the better, they still have problems with anorexia. It seems obviously right that pressure from the media is to blame, but it may well be one of those things that is obviously right yet still actually wrong. I don’t think the media causes anorexia or bulimia – they’re mental illnesses, after all – but I do think the relentless coverage (“you’re fat! You’re ugly!) can make people paranoid about their appearance. Apart from me, obviously. I’m a bronzed Adonis. I think it’s a sign of getting old that I can’t keep up with the way the English language keeps changing. Must look up “Adonis”. I always thought Adonis meant something else completely too. Also I’m not sure of the meaning of bronzed either. I was sure that it wasn’t a shade of blue. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.