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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Really? I mean really?

Two articles shared on Facebook have got my blood boiling for two completely different reasons.

http://blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2011/11/15/does-a-7-year-old-girl-need-crotchless-panties-one-store-seems-to-think-so-video/

Personally, I have never seen the point of crotchless panties. Either wear knickers or don't wear them.  Wearing knickers which are missing the most essential bit (the gusset!) is defeating the object.  Crotchless underwear may have a place in the grown-up world but they are definitely NOT for underage girls.

The second was this article by Greggory Jantz.  No, I haven't spelt his name wrong!

http://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/article_origins-of-ed-jantz.html

It concludes with this list of what an Eating Disordered family looks like.  No "may" look like, or "could", or "sometimes". I am hard pressed to find a single point that marries with our family, unless you think that my viewpoint on crotchless panties for children could be covered under No 6.

 Greggory Jantz - in my opinion you are a IDIOT!


The truth is, it runs in the family. The following are characteristics of families of those with food-related problems:
1. Perfectionistic, including high expectations from the father, either verbal or nonverbal. This most often applies to the first-born.
2. Mother frequently dieted, accompanied by an over-emphasis on weight and appearance, compulsive dieting and fasting, diarrhetic use or laxative use.
3. Father distant, fueling an intense desire to to please the father who is typically emotionally unavailable.
4. Parent (0ften the mother) is co-dependent, often denying her own needs and assuming responsibility for everyone else.
5. Rigid discipline with severe punishment, including guilt and shame used as motivation, and perhaps humiliating or hurtful punishment.
6. Sexuality ignored or considered “dirty,” neglecting to give children basic information about sex or no opportunity to discuss sexual issues.
7. Daughters used as confidantes, perhaps with the father complaining to the daughter about the mother, and in fact the child may be used as the parent’s primary form of emotional support.
8. Children forced to be adults, especially daughters who “raised” siblings and children who are not allowed to be children themselves.
9. Children victimized in any way, which may include fondling, incest, neglect or verbal abuse.
10. Parent (often the father) addicted to prescription drugs, alcohol or street drugs.
11. Family members tend to ignore or deny negative emotions, often resulting in explosive anger, or anger and sadness never addressed, even to the point of covering up negative emotions just to please others.
12. Overuse of food for pleasure or reward, with food serving as the primary focus for pleasure and emphasis placed on sweets and rich desserts.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed Charlotte!!! A total moron!!! Made my blood boil too...

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