I’m terrible at writing. All I can write is thoughts that come into my head and they usually never make sense together. Just another thing I am bad at.
This is how I feel about myself and how my eating disorder affects my body. I don’t know what I did to get to this point of self hatred.
4:33 pm • 7 June 2013 • 614 notes
“The mind is beautiful because of the paradox. It uses itself to understand itself.”
— Adam Elenbass (via mindovermatterzine)
(Source: rabbitinthemoon, via fuckyeahneuroscience)
2:32 am • 1 March 2013 • 40,362 notes
“My body is a dead language
and you pronounce
each word perfectly.”
— Sierra DeMulder (via allerdelavant)
(Source: roamingtheocean, via t-o-t-a-l-b-a-b-e)
11:15 pm • 28 February 2013 • 4,574 notes
Men get to feel hornier because they’re socially supported in this. The whole of society is geared toward titillating men and discouraging female sexual desire. It’s inherent to the Nice Guy® complaint, where men are entitled to feel physical attraction, but a woman who wants more than “nice” is shallow. It’s evident in the way men and women dress, with women always mindful to wear stuff that makes them sexually attractive, whereas men have the opposite problem, and have to avoid being too sexualized lest they seem feminine. Naked women are draped over every inch of public space, and the internet is full of visually interesting porn for men, but our society barely can imagine what it would be like to try to attract a female eye. Men seem hornier in no small part because their sexuality is celebrated and codified. It’s easy for men to know right away how to be sexual, whereas women are still largely expected to figure it out for themselves—-and even that’s a recent invention, because pre-feminism, women were mostly just expected to do what men wanted.
But even with the small amount of freedom we have, it’s worth noting that a 30-year-old woman who admitted obliquely to having had non-procreative sex in Congress created a month long, nationwide scandal. Until that kind of pressure disappears completely, we can’t even begin to measure what the “natural”, unadulterated female sexuality would look like, and how it would compare to the celebrated and constantly titillated male sexuality.
Either way, stop blaming sex for misogyny. If all men wanted was women to fuck them more, the English language wouldn’t even have the word “slut” in it.
— Amanda Marcotte, Misogyny isn’t caused by male horniness, on David Wong’s article 5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women (via ellielamothe)
10:26 am • 4 February 2013 • 9,016 notes
“Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.”
— (via allerdelavant)
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10:01 am • 28 January 2013 • 3,281 notes
We have all seen the headlines which scream ‘I weighed just 4 1/2 stone!’ These stories are usually accompanied by a picture of the subject, looking shockingly skeletal, in their underwear. As a result, many people believe that the most important symptom of anorexia is weight loss, and that the lower the sufferer’s weight, the more severe their issue. This isn’t necessarily true. Again, it is always crucial for you to bear in mind that anorexia is a mental illness, not a physical one.
The trend for ‘poorly pictures’, (which were advised against in a set of guidelines issued by Beat, the UK’s largest eating disorder charity, in 2010), can in reality prevent sufferers from seeking the help they need. We have been led to believe that if someone is a ‘normal’ weight, they cannot, by definition, have an eating disorder. Again, this isn’t always true.
What truly categorizes anorexia is obsession. To reach astonishingly low weights which are reported in the press, a sufferer would have required time, not to mention a fairly small frame and a high metabolic rate to begin with. Some people starve for years without physically reaching a weight which is perceived as an urgent problem by the medical community. Are they still anorexic? The answer is a resounding yes.
Using weight to diagnose anorexia is like seeing how far someone can walk before determining if they have a broken leg. It simply doesn’t take into account the issues at the source of the disorder.
‘Hope with Eating Disorders’, Lynn Crilly (via fyoured)
Exactly what I’ve been talking about! It is not just pictures, it is also unnecessary statements about how sick one was at their worst. (Sometimes these statements can be important, but typically they are not when it comes to raising awareness about eating disorders in the media.)
I wouldn’t say what categorizes anorexia is obsession. I disagree. Someone who diets can also diet obsessively. What I think is a crucial component is compulsion. Someone who diets obsessively is not compelled to restrict their intake, they just want to do it in order to lose weight. Someone with an eating disorders is compelled, for whatever reason, to restrict (or binge, or binge/purge).
11:51 am • 27 January 2013 • 446 notes
“Psychedelics are not suppressed because they are dangerous to users; they’re suppressed because they provoke unconventional thought, which threatens any number of elites and institutions that would rather do our thinking for us.”
— The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss
by Dennis McKenna (via oswaldofguadalupe)
2:50 pm • 22 January 2013 • 104 notes
“I’m not beautiful, I don’t care. One thing women don’t know is that you don’t have to be beautiful. You don’t have to be beautiful to fuck anyone you want.”
— Courtney Love (via bbaybi)
(Source: istarvemyself-smart, via missingvoid)
1:26 am • 18 January 2013 • 7,811 notes
“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.”
— Unknown (via allerdelavant)
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11:51 am • 17 January 2013 • 138 notes
“Once you’ve accepted your flaws no one can use them against you.”
— Unknown (via energiesoftheuniverse)
(Source: quotethat, via gruunge)
10:34 pm • 10 January 2013 • 22,550 notes
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”
— Vince Lombardi (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
10:41 am • 8 January 2013 • 287 notes
“The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no-one else has ever been.”
— Albert Einstein (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
11:08 am • 27 December 2012 • 6,766 notes
“Your body is the house you grew up in, how dare you try to burn it to the ground.”
— Sierra Demulder (via e-ntre)
12:34 pm • 28 November 2012 • 5,835 notes