Honestly, in 10+ pages someone called her skeletal, I said she came across narcissistic (which she does) and there's been a few comments she prances around. That Chrissy thread, and not the one you linked, was way more nasty.
I get your sentiments Sonya I really do, and they are admirable. I just think the thread has been pretty tame and not very cruel at all?
@delirium fwiw I totally understood your points on this thread. And I share many of your concerns, for girls and boys too.
To be honest, I really don't gaf about Bec Judd. I didn't actually realise til this thread that she had any sort of public persona beyond who she was married to. I don't know if cruel is the right word, but I think some comments here have definitely been crass.
And I actually believe that many women who have made a name for themselves in the beauty industry (which I know is an industry that is responsible for creating and perpetuating huge issues about wellbeing and esteem) could not have done so without a lot of nous, hard work and business acumen.
I consider that to be true of Megan Gale, Miranda Kerr, Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum, Bec Judd, that model in America with the chat show that's always feisty about things, and the list goes on.
For me it's been a really frustrating read, though, because many of the people that are commenting about Bec's looks/trading on her looks are conveniently ignoring the comments that illustrate that she is actually a woman of more substance - like her being university educated, like reportedly being a lovely person, like having enough nous and sense to be a successful business woman, etc etc. It just seems really hypocritical to me! 'Oh I hate the way she's only about her looks so I'm going to just talk about her looks.'
And honestly if it was a discussion about the beauty industry I think it's a very important and interesting conversation for a bunch of women from different walks of life to have. This thread doesn't feel like that.
It's late so I hope that all makes sense.
I asked myself if I would show my 11 year old daughter this thread. No way.
I do think a lot of good points have been made about the social media world we inhabit. I also accept its the reality of today's world. Do I wish it wasn't? Probably. But it is and I'm trying to find my way through it for the sake of my 4 kids. And trying not to judge on the way through.
Last edited by Sonja; 03-10-2016 at 00:01.
I'm not dismissing that some people have come across as quite catty in their criticisms however a lot of people have made measured observations and fair comparisons to themselves or those near them. I don't think it is fair to tar them all with the same brush.
As for the comments from the dr sorry I did find them harsh. You may not agree but as a mother of a tween who is very well fed but very thin I viewed them how she would which is why I wouldn't show her this thread.
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