This was an ad on Facebook a while ago…you know on the right hand side to catch your attention? They did a survey, (Facebook did) and mostly women click on those pesky and annoying ads. Well, to see this photo to attract mostly women, is an insult. Perhaps it was to attract the sensitive type, or maybe it was to shock the healthy type who thrives on a healthy body, not the size and shape it should be, or maybe just maybe it was to attract a vulnerable person whose self depends only on what media portrays and a fragile person perhaps, whose body mass equates to her self-worth or another person who never accepts the body he/she has been graced with.
Well, the photo angered ME because I could see how it would attract any vulnerable person and the name Dr. …. Well, it seems to endorse the article because one would think a medical professional “knows best”. You would think…(And yes, I know the doctor had nothing to do with this particular image….personally). But it’s THERE right out in the Facebook public!! So pardon me for taking a few moments to rant at my leisure.
I don’t care what the article is about! I don’t give a care why the advertisers did it…what sickens me is to see such an image to shock, hurt, attract, tease, tempt or scare anyone into reading the darn article.
Keep holding on if you are battling with an eating disorder, if you are in treatment, if you are in recovery…if you have friends or family struggling with this…tell them…to remember to keep holding on.
I’m done now. Rant terminated…for now. CL
P.S. There ARE lots of good things on social networks, here is something I liked and saw on No BODY is Perfect. https://www.facebook.com/StrongIsPretty