Psych med weight gain and women’s self-image

Like every woman in this culture, I’m surrounded by images telling me what is beautiful and healthy.  From supermarket  magazine covers, to Hollywood starlets, even to the women anchors who deliver serious news and analysis, the unanimous  Message is that you will only be successful, attractive, popular and in charge of your life if you’re thin or fit the typical women’s self-image.

While being overweight and obese do put you at greater risk for lifestyle illnesses (though there is still debate about whether being slightly overweight really does carry danger), the types of images we see

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How psych med weight gain taught me to stop objectifying women

After I experienced a lot of psych med weight gain, I realized how I’ve been seeing myself and other women.

I’ve been looking at myself, I’ve been looking at other women, everywhere – on buses, in the streets, restaurants, stores, cinemas, you name it – and thinking that the thinner ones were prettier than me, more advantaged than me, and what’s more – on some level I am ashamed to admit I’ve sunk to – looking at the women bigger than me, and secretly congratulatiing myself and stroking my ego because I had a smaller body! But that was before

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