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moslydeaf  ·  130 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Body Positivity Is a Scam

I enjoyed the article, at the end of the day though I feel like it's naive to expect a company to do anything beyond try to get you to buy more product, if body positivity ads increase sales they will continue to be made.

Despite the complaint that it brings up an issue in a superficial way with no attempt at discussion, it seems to have changed what is considered acceptable body types, so there is some merit I think.

Maybe I missed the point, some levels of nuance are lost on me after a certain point.




ooli  ·  130 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's not about changing advertising business model.

It's more about feeling better.. and telling our own truth (it's hard to be fat, black, mutilated, trans..) should not be censured because "body positivity attitude"

    Nothing has changed in how most people feel about themselves; instead, it’s simply become very gauche to articulate any of those negative feelings. That wouldn’t be very body-positive of you.

But I'm biased against any "positive" thinking since that :

Even more biased against Negative thinking. But the opposite of Negative self-talk, it's not positive: it's objective/realistic thinking.

moslydeaf  ·  130 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Word, I can support that. Thanks for the response.