Sunday, 01 January 2012
Here's a quote of the day!
"Although my body and I have reached if not peace, at least a state of detente, "fat" remains how I experience anger, dissatisfaction, and disappointment. I feel "fat" if I can't master a task at work. I feel "fat" if I can't please those I love. "Fat" is how I blame myself for my failures. "Fat" is how I express my anxieties. A psychologist once told me "Fat is not a feeling." If only it were that simple. As for so many women, the pathology of self-loathing is permanently ingrained in me. I can give in to it, I can modify it, I can react against it with practiced self-acceptance, but I cannot eradicate it. It frustrates me to consider what else I might have done with the years of mental energy I have wasted on this single, senseless issue."
- Peggy Orenstein in her book, "Cinderella Ate My Daughter"
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