Saturday, October 28, 2006

nicole richie seeks help for weight issues

By Lisa Ingrassia

::: "Nicole Richie has decided to undergo diagnostic treatment to determine why she's not been putting on any weight," her rep tells PEOPLE in a statement.

"She is working with a team of doctors and specialists whose focus is nutrition. It is important to Nicole that she achieves this goal in a healthy way as this is not a treatment for an eating disorder."

She's tired of everyone saying you don't eat, because she does," a source close to Richie tells PEOPLE. "She wants to gain weight. It wasn't anyone saying you have to go do this, it wasn't an intervention. It was her saying I'm tired of people saying this about me, I'm going to go get some tests. It was a personal decision." :::

perhaps someone could take the time to enlighten me... what is heroin thin's aversion to just admitting that she's bulemic with an anorexic back? is this a non-jew thing?

can't she see the fringe benefits? she's one semicolon away from becoming a lifetime television for women real story. she's thin. she's not addicted to ham and mayonnaise laced sandwiches. men still want to fuck her and who wouldn't want to be the new, "what to eat" teen poster child?!

is this a waiting game to see which publisher will offer her the most money for her exclusive life story that she can of course, "write"?

I will say this, the lengths she's going to, to spin the, I don't have a food issue, yarn are pretty god damn elaborate and funny. since when does it take a team of nutritionists to deduct that you're either an anoleem or thyroid challenged?!

let's face it, she just doesn't want to become a fat girl shunned again. what KILLS ME about this is that she was never fat to begin with. she was a beautiful girl.

what is so wrong with not being translucent thin?! why are woman's curves the anti-christ? I have met women (especially in los angeles), who have admitted that in order to stay ticonderoga pencil thin, they only allow themselves to eat once EVERY OTHER day. that is sick and wrong on several if not all levels. between the award winning, I-hit-a-deer facelifts and the rampant starvation practices, women are teaching pre-teen and teen girls how to hate and kill themselves. it's disgusting and devastatingly sad. it's also just obscenely ignorant and irresponsible.

I have heard women call other women who are painfully thin, fat. I have heard men say to their super skinny girlfriends, "you're getting fat."

the whole thing just makes me want to scream, STOP. JUST STOP IT. knock it the fuck off. grow a set ... of ovaries. fuck him. fuck her.

the choices that we make today could very well shape our 10 or 20-year tomorrows. isn't that worth, at the very least, a second thought.


Amy Guth said...

That beautiful brain of yours strikes again, dear Katie Schwartz. And by "strikes", I, of course, mean "tosses an elaborately bedazzled grenade up the ass of exactly the people who need a little enlightment and forces your brilliance to be heard"...

Nicky said...

Argggh it makes me so mad. The whole thing. It's just so fucking horrible, to think of all the wonderful, beautiful things potentially happening in the brains of young women across this country and indeed throughout the world, and all of it is having to fight against the idea that if you don't meet certain criteria in terms of size and shape, not to mention attitude and behavior, you're a less valid woman. Young women who want to focus on their talents and intelligence have to fight against the constant pressure to act a certain way, to look a certain way, to be a certain way. I remember as young as middle school hearing girls saying they were "on a diet" and thinking "gosh, that's grown up." GROWN UP??? That's what I thought??? That's fucking pathetic. That's so fucking pathetic that my idea of what a grown woman is was that she had to control her eating. "You're a woman now; time to exercise extreme control over all your appetites."

The worst part is, I can't think of a way to stop it, to really make it stop. As much as I can choose not to support things that promote that kind of attitude, media has become this society's bread and butter, and the media plays such a huge role, more than anything one person can ever stop. One thing we can do is talk about it, tell people why it's not ok and hope that people will just start to examine their own attitudes.

katie schwartz said...

aimers, that's so sweet!

katie schwartz said...

nicky, I completely agree. it's absolutely horrible and it has to change.


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