For Ills


I love this!

Sundorwīc

“For every ill beneath the sun
There is some remedy, or none
Should there be one, resolve to find it
If not, submit ; and never mind it.”

–An old Devonshire rhyme

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Egyptian TV Imposes Mandatory Diets on Women Anchors to Maintain ‘Appropriate Appearance’ — Egyptian Streets


Ooh, I am so of two minds about this….one, that’s kind of draconian.  Two, well…we KNOW obesity is unhealthy.  These women *are* role models due to their positions on national TV, and have huge influence over their viewers.  Keeping them at a healthy weight encourages viewers to maintain a healthy weight also, ESPECIALLY in light of the publicity over this issue.

Notice I didn’t say “model weight.”  I said “healthy weight.” Models today are no healthier than the obese, if your body fat content is so low that you aren’t menstruating on a regular basis you are TOO THIN.  Osteoporosis awaits you my friend, among other things.

Yes, I know I’m going to be accused of fat shaming or being racist or something.  Frankly, I DON’T CARE.  Obesity kills.  Period.  It limits your life.  Period.  You may not like facts but they are facts nonetheless.

Photo: Al-Ahram The head of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) Safaa Hegazy issued a decision on Tuesday preventing eight women anchors from appearing on screen, pending the implementation of a mandatory diet to achieve an “appropriate appearance.” According to Aswat Masreya, SHegazy also issued instructions to the women anchors in the TV sector…

via Egyptian TV Imposes Mandatory Diets on Women Anchors to Maintain ‘Appropriate Appearance’ — Egyptian Streets

Sad.


It must be terrible to go through life being convinced that everyone is out to get you, that everyone is out to cheat you, that everyone is out to take advantage of you.  It makes life Oh so much harder than it needs to be.

And it makes being honest and standing on principle with someone who thinks that way oh so very hard.  Because they are always convinced of the above, even when you are not remotely trying to cheat or mislead or take advantage.