“Yeah, I saw that too- they got the wrong definition of trigger warning haha, I thought it was pretty straight forward too... and I agree with you, looking at those blogs always makes me sad, and it's terrible knowing there really isn't much you can do about it.”
“First of all: Trigger warning isn't to warn people of a thinspo blog, it's to warn people that something (a post, picture, blog, anything) could cause somebody to starve, binge, purge, cut, or anything bad like that.
Second, these thinspo blogs are not only harmful for those with anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS, etc etc but also for uninformed girls hoping to lose weight, not knowing what is healthy or unhealthy. About a year an a half ago, I was that girl. For a little while, I was only eating 500-800 calories, I had NO idea that was considered starving, and that was because I was surrounded by all these blogs that glorified eating little to no calories, and a negative amount of net calories. Thankfully, after a couple weeks, I saw a tumblr post explaining that the amount of food I was eating was unhealthy. I am so glad I got out when I did.
Now, I am still part of tumblr, and I am still trying to lose a bit of weight, but now I am surrounded by healthy and fit blogs who support self confidence and healthy lifestyle and eating. I am not concerned with the weight on the scale, but rather how I look and feel. Yes, I am still a teenager blogging about weight loss on Tumblr, but I'm doing it the healthy way. I eat balanced, healthy meals and lead an active lifestyle, getting good exercise, and I am just happy now!”
“don't you think that's rather mean to those girls who are naturally skinny? Everybody has different body types, some people are stick thin no matter how hard they try. You're not helping the self confidence of teenaged girls by saying that is hideous.”
x 2day on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:38:11
“i'm not trying to help anyone's self confidence. I'm trying to express an opinion.
Should any person take that as an incentive to balance their diet, as opposed to eliminating their diet, then i think that's great. I'm attracted to women for their curves and flesh, not their vertebrae.”