Have you heard of "thinspiration" tumblrs? It is so awful, sad and disgusting! These poor girls are look for "fasting buddies" and only taking in 600 calories a day! Good thing is tumblr is looking to ban these tumblrs. We have to do something to stop this :(
I have!! They are absolutely horrible and are part of the reason we started the beauty-in-life blog. We wanted to COUNTER the thinspiration blogs and add some positivity out into the cybersphere! xx stay strong everyone
Although i get where you are going with the "beautiful teen contest" there are some flaws in your argument It's totally voluntary to put your picture on the internet. No one is making you do it. Also, there are various pictures of cancer, abuse, and mentally disable teens, and those are the ones with the most likes It seems like you are over annualizing the situation. Additionally, it's a facebook page, where you choose to like it It's all your choice. You seem to be blowing it out of proportion
You do bring up some interesting points. I personally felt saddened for the teenagers who put up photos. Yes, the ones of teens with “cancer, abuse, and mental disabilities” are VERY inspiring, but their reasoning for posting is much different than the young girls who feel as though they need to post pictures of themselves with five pounds of makeup and bikini tops and short shorts.
“Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.”—Zooey Deschanel (via sugar-and-heartbreak)