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post #58711 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Boulder is a really bad place for eating disorders. High school is a mess.
Also unrelated: anorexia among college athletes is a very real thing. These psychotic sports commercials of Sharapova and Hope Solo and whoever the fuck else aren't doing anyone any favors. That said, I guess I'm with teger, it's just hard to watch when the counterswing is so damaging, particularly to people who are not unhealthy.

The "Fat Acceptance" movement is something that makes me fly into a blind rage so I can't really discuss it or read articles about it.

 

In Austria they made a big deal out of anorexia in ski jumpers, since being a lightweight is so directly correlated with performance. A number of runners and cyclists I know well have ended up being diagnosed with an ED, it's definitely rough, but it's so easy to fall into it if you're already predisposed to sacrificing other aspects of your life in pursuit of winning. The key to an ED, after all, is to build a set of rules and then punish yourself whenever you make a perceived transgression, which is exactly the same motivation that gets you to wake up at 5AM day in and day out to fit in two-a-day workouts around work and school.

post #58712 of 109053
The "Fat Acceptance" is something I can't get on board with.

Granted, ED's were really only a problem with the female athletes I knew, but it really sucks to see a friend drop like 40 unhealthy pounds and then try to compete. bad times.

Some of the most beautiful women I know are, in comparison to Tom Ford ads, hugely fat (but not like Oprah fat, duh). I say, fuck that.
post #58713 of 109053
The big problem is the body currently only exists as something to be looked at rather than something to use, through the transition to the service economy, demilitarization, the rise in birth control etc. At this point, the body is superfluous, unless you're an athlete or a dancer or a manual laborer, save to signal to potential mates, or display signals to those around you. A lot of the higher incidences of obesity came around the transition to the post-industrial economy and i don't think that's an accident.

So long as we stop seeing our bodies as tools nobody's going to take care of them. No lie, I originally got fit because I couldn't keep up sexually with the dancers and yoga girls I was sleeping with. I then realized I enjoyed being fit and began an interest in fitness in earnest. I think that's probably why gay dudes are more driven to be fit, because they're more in touch with the conception of the body as a vehicle for pleasure.

Unrelated: I actually think that health at any size is an idea worth pursuing, and that a healthy and active lifestyle, regardless of what's on the scale, is what people should aim for, rather than an exercise focused on weight loss (on a purely pragmatc level). Granted, shitty diets and sedentary lifestyles are what makes you fat, and such a change will make you lose weight, but all the same, cart horse, etc.
post #58714 of 109053
body is vehicle for life, life is source of beauty. we are all fucked, life is shitstorm and we are gong to die, why not try to make something beautiful?d

I have no reason to work out other than that its necessity has been burned into me and i have to do something with all the calories i take in. eriousyl though, i am out of dickels and i can only listen to so man live versions of "UNder Pressure" so someone needs to recommend tsomething to listen to
post #58715 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

The "Fat Acceptance" is something I can't get on board with.

It's like backlash to the backlash gone too far.

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Granted, ED's were really only a problem with the female athletes I knew, but it really sucks to see a friend drop like 40 unhealthy pounds and then try to compete. bad times.

Biggest problem at my school was bulimia, for athletes there wasn't too much pressure because we were terrible.

 

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Some of the most beautiful women I know are, in comparison to Tom Ford ads, hugely fat (but not like Oprah fat, duh). I say, fuck that.

Tom Ford models don't seem that thin to me, but I guess I hang out on a cycling team where the average weight is like 130lbs for 5'10 dudes.

post #58716 of 109053
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

The big problem is the body currently only exists as something to be looked at rather than something to use, through the transition to the service economy, demilitarization, the rise in birth control etc. At this point, the body is superfluous

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post #58717 of 109053

Today I did my first "runway" show. We had a couple of looks per store. First we had this choreography/dance with our respective runway partner and then we just did a "normal" walk. It was really fun. We had to rush backstage after each walk and change into the other look, and the same thing when we finished with one store and had to show the next. Even though it was just a local thing, it´s really cool to be getting into this world I like so much. Some of the clothes I had to wear weren´t my style, others were, but it didn´t really matter. It was just about doing something new, and that it had to do with trying on and showing clothes was great.

post #58718 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

body is vehicle for life, life is source of beauty. we are all fucked, life is shitstorm and we are gong to die, why not try to make something beautiful?d
I have no reason to work out other than that its necessity has been burned into me and i have to do something with all the calories i take in. eriousyl though, i am out of dickels and i can only listen to so man live versions of "UNder Pressure" so someone needs to recommend tsomething to listen to

Is this drunk Synth?
post #58719 of 109053
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

The big problem is the body currently only exists as something to be looked at rather than something to use, through the transition to the service economy, demilitarization, the rise in birth control etc. At this point, the body is superfluous, unless you're an athlete or a dancer or a manual laborer, save to signal to potential mates, or display signals to those around you. A lot of the higher incidences of obesity came around the transition to the post-industrial economy and i don't think that's an accident.
So long as we stop seeing our bodies as tools nobody's going to take care of them. No lie, I originally got fit because I couldn't keep up sexually with the dancers and yoga girls I was sleeping with. I then realized I enjoyed being fit and began an interest in fitness in earnest. I think that's probably why gay dudes are more driven to be fit, because they're more in touch with the conception of the body as a vehicle for pleasure.
Unrelated: I actually think that health at any size is an idea worth pursuing, and that a healthy and active lifestyle, regardless of what's on the scale, is what people should aim for, rather than an exercise focused on weight loss (on a purely pragmatc level). Granted, shitty diets and sedentary lifestyles are what makes you fat, and such a change will make you lose weight, but all the same, cart horse, etc.

The guys I know who have the most swagger are not sculpted, dudes, or guys who look like models, but athletes, whether fighters or extreme endurance athletes (I'm sure other athletes are the same, I just don't know as many of them.) There is something about knowing that your body has been tested and can perform, that gives a big boost of confidence.
post #58720 of 109053
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Is this drunk Synth?


I hope so/not.

 

But what you guys are talking about in the WAYWT is really refreshing. I'm with smashwindow on making a whole new thread, maybe not "masturbatory" but ok, masturbatory.

post #58721 of 109053
I spent most of my senir year of college wrting papers on masturbation (0)
post #58722 of 109053

Aw shit good to know what I get to look forward to

post #58723 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

I spent most of my senir year of college wrting papers on masturbation (0)

A friend of mine found an essay, written by our advisor, called "Pornography and the Queer Event." I haven't read all of it yet, but I can only imagine that it draws heavily on Badiou's work.


It is an incredibly obscene essay, from what I have gone through.


Edit: Original question remains unresolved...

Edit: I make too many edits.
post #58724 of 109053
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Originally Posted by hanno View Post

I actually just watched a documentary about the Sunderbans.  Royal Bengal tigers looked so cool.  I really want to go see the place now.

I didn't realize it was a real place when I read Midnight's Children. 

what was the doc called. interested

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