- Doctors: Anorexia is an epidemic, people need to eat.
- Doctors: Obesity is an epidemic, people eat too much.
- Society: People have unhealthy body images, accept your body the way it is!
- Society: People should be more concerned about their health, exercise & eat right!
- Media: Celebrities are way too skinny, they are setting a bad example for young girls.
- Media: This singer gained 20 pounds, she must be really unhappy.
- People: Being too skinny is gross, real women have curves.
- People: Eww, fat rolls.
- Friends: You're so pretty, you're not fat.
- Friends: Eww I'm so gross, I need to lose weight.
- Family: Don't starve yourself, eat. It's not that hard.
- Family: You ate all of this for breakfast? What is wrong with you?
- And people wonder why we have such distorted body images.
Okay, guy, so why do you feel like you want/need/deserve to settle down with a “pure” woman? I’m genuinely listening. “Oh, it’s because sluts are gross.” Too vague. Do better. “Well, their vaginas are real stretched out and big.” No. “Ummmmm, they probably have a bunch of diseases?” Easy fix! Setting aside the fact that plenty of women contract STIs from monogamous partners or during “safe sex,” it sounds like your real problem here is with illness, not sex. So I assume you’d be fine dating a promiscuous woman who practiced safe sex and happened to be STI-free? “No, because I want a girl who’s traditional and family-oriented.” Having sex doesn’t mean you don’t want to have a family. It just means that you want to have sex. “Yeah, but a slut is more likely to cheat on me.” Really? Then why do couples in the Bible Belt have such a high divorce rate? “The devil, I guess?” NOPE. “I just can’t stand the thought of her getting fucked by all those other guys.” So you’re about to have sex with a woman you’re attracted to, you really want to have sex with her, but all you can think about is her getting pounded by tons and tons of dicks? That sounds like an entirely different issue. “No! I just mean that I struggle with the same powerlessness and insecurity that all human beings do, so as a coping mechanism I take advantage of our culture’s patriarchal power structure and exorcize my feelings of worthlessness by perpetuating shame-based proprietary attitudes over women’s bodies. Basically I’m obsessed with controlling women’s lives because I can’t control my own.” Oh, honey. I know.
The educational system in one image.