speaking of skinny love


Model altered to appear 32 kg (70.4 lb)

Model altered to appear 32 kg (70.4 lb)

Ivonne Thein took pictures of models then used a computer to alter them so that they would appear as if they weighed 32 kilos. Her inspiration for this work of art was the ‘Pro-Ana‘ movement. I.e. in favor of anorexia, or websites and support groups devoted to the “lifestyle choice” that should be respected by doctors and family.

These pics are crazy. I can’t stop looking. I can only be glad these are digitally altered, if they were real women I would wonder if they at LEAST donated the organs they had removed. And possibly their calf and forearm muscles, if those are donatable.

70-lb-model-2These are direct quotes from pro-ana websites:

“Reward yourself, don’t punish. Punishment is not effective and will do more emotional harm than physical good. Calculate how much money you’re saving by not eating and add this up until you have enough to buy something you like (but not food). Or, put a penny (dollar, marble) in a jar for every small goal you keep and treat yourself with something (not food) once you reach a certain amount. Remember that these rewards will last longer and give more pleasure than food you would just eat, process, and discard. ”

“Food associations. Find something that makes you feel vaguely ill or unpleasant, get a picture of it, and put the picture beside your food. Switch pictures frequently and make sure to look at the pictures while you eat. After a while you may began to associate food itself with unpleasantness, which will make you less inclined to eat. ”

“Don’t raise suspicions. Once people realize what you’re doing, you’ll be watched and monitored and suspected. Start hiding your habits and practices before anyone even sees them. It’s much easier to keep people clueless than it is to fool people who know something’s going on. ”

Um… are you kidding me with this? I would like to form an intelligent retort, but I’m a little too pissed to do anything but growl (trick I learned from my pups).


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One response to “speaking of skinny love

  1. samburglar

    personally, i prefer to leave a stapler on my nightstand, and when my alarm goes off in the morning i just put 3 staples across my mouth that i leave in the rest of the day. in addition to the obvious weight loss benefits, it also discourages any of the food-eaters at work from speaking to me. i do not consort with anybody whose calf circumference-to-length ratio is greater that 1/10.

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