Starving vs Force-feeding

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Alexa Chung is rocking some fierce and super-coveted Acne wedges, but nobody seems to notice that she’s starving. Why won’t Alexa eat?

The question is rhetorical. I know why. Been there, refused to eat that. Alexa probably looks in the mirror and sees nothing but fat.

On the other hand, in Mauritania, girls are still force-fed in order to procure a husband in a culture that regards obesity as socially desirable. This tradition, called leblouh, is literally torture.

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This is some fucked up shit, isn’t it?   Two cultures, two ways to subjugate women.

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16 Responses to “Starving vs Force-feeding”

  1. Queen Michelle Says:

    I can vouch for Alexa Chung’s teeny wee frame having seen her in real life. I was walking down the street behind her after a fashion show and I honestly couldn’t work out how she managed to hold herself up. My arms are thicker than her legs. So, so thin. She’s a stunning girl without doubt but if only she’d eat a pie, some chips, anything.

  2. Make Do Style Says:

    Geez the Alexa photo is a shocker – I had no idea she was so dreadfully thin it is awful.
    don’t get me started on the subjugation of women!

  3. Maja Says:

    Weak, helpless women are so haute, darling! We need to stay preoccupied with our bodies so that we won’t bother our tiny heads with more important things..

  4. annemarie Says:

    Holy shit! I thought Alexa Chung was just the usual model-type thin, but that picture suggests straight-up anorexia. Nobody looks like that naturally– disproportionate head is giveaway.

  5. WendyB Says:

    I just ate half a Cadbury bar for breakfast. Does that count as eating?

  6. Sal Says:

    Fucked up indeed.

  7. samantha Says:

    Its the socks that concern me…
    …sorry, but who is she?

  8. Lauren Says:

    Geezus…will we ever find a happy medium?

  9. Bex Says:

    I love that “shoes” is a tag next to “eating disorder”.

  10. Moda Says:

    Bex, yes that’s truly weird!

    Alexa! Come on. That’s disturbing. Leblouh? Christ almighty. They’re both so fucked up I can’t even be funny about it.

  11. Andra Says:

    That skinny girl is very pretty and far too thin. I don’t think she can lift those shoes off the ground; they look very heavy. I think she is still standing there, looking pathetic and wringing her hands in despair. Somebody find her and feed her a banana.

  12. HelOnWheels Says:

    If we can’t be kept prisoners in the home we’ll be kept prisoners to our own bodies. This pisses me off and makes me sad. I’m going to go eat that entire pan of brownies I just made in protest to this subjugation.

  13. Sister Wolf Says:

    Queen Michelle – Well, I’ll eat the chips if she won’t!

    Make Do – I don’t even know who she is, but the picture freaked me out.

    Maja -Ha, too true.

    annmarie – Have you noticed that Natalie Portman has a HUGE head??

    WEndyB- Yes, it’s an important nutrient.

    Sal – They need your blog!

    samantha – Maybe she needs the socks to anchor the shoes?

    Lauren – Let’s not hold our breath.

    Bex – Hahaha, they’re both disorders!

    Moda – I know, it’s frightening to think about.

    Andra – Why doesn’t anybody tell her? Seriously?

    HelonWheels – I’m working my way through a bag of ginger snaps, I hear you!

  14. Aja Says:

    You know in my recent blog post I kept thinking to myself that my knees and legs looked gargantuan in comparison to hers. It was really bothering me for a second. And then I thought “oh fuck it, I ate five krispy kremes in one sitting last week. Of course I’m going to be bigger than her”.

  15. Susan Says:

    I watched her show with my daughter and I couldn’t take my eyes off of her legs. She had a short dress on then, too. She wouldn’t look nearly as bad in pants but those bony knees are scary as hell.

  16. Matt Says:

    I could never understand why anyone would be anorexic. Eat a reasonable quantity of diverse types of food, exercise vigorously, and to hell with what everyone thinks about your body.

    You, Ms. Godammit, are fond of making remarks about the stupidity of others. I think you were pretty fucking stupid when you were anorexic.

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