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    Subject: I'm reall tired of this Fat-Thin War!
    Date: Oct 9, 2003
    Sender: GaladrielPrevious | Next

    After reading all the massages directed at Garina for her post, I'm thoroughly pissed off. She was definitely pretty harsh in the way she expressed her opinion and I don't promote judging others by their appearances (although, like she said, it's a sad reality)but she had a point to-and instead of even considering it, everyone jumped all over her and accused her of being a toothpick who lives at the gym.
    Being overweight _is_ unhealthy, but that's not even the point I'm trying to make. (And anyway, Ana is a tad overweight but certainly not "fat" so it doesn't even apply.) The point is that in our effort to get rid of the 80-pound anorexic model ideal in our society(which is noble) we've started to ostricize all women who are naturally thin. I am very healthy, 5'6", and 116 pounds. I love to eat, but I eat healthy food and have a naturally high metabolism so I'm this way without any effort. In fact I couldn't even gain weight if I wanted to. I'm pretty happy with my proportions but I am sick and tired of getting dirty looks from heavier women who automatically assume that I must be some bulimic head-case who lives on salad and Evian in order to stay my size. Thin women are not the Antichrist and I'm tired of having to apologize for the way I am naturally. Being made to feel bad about yourself sucks and that's why many women respond to movies like "Real Women Have Curves"- so don't turn around and make thin women go through the same thing because of bitterness.
    It's okay to appreciate different body types including some bigger ones. My best friend is a few pounds overweight like Ana and just gorgeous, and I hate that she has to feel self-conscious about her body. But for every woman like her there is another woman who is seriously overweight and hiding behind "fat empowerment" and that's not good because it's not about looks anymore. It's about health. Supporting being truly fat isn't any better thatn supporting being Lara Flynn Boyle. Being seriously overweight is just as unhealthy as being seriously underweight. Fat's not good. It's a health risk. That was Garina's point, however poorly expressed.
    Variation in size is fine but the fact is there are limits on both ends of the spectrum. And more importantly, we have to stop trying to punish each other for our own insecurities. You all seem to love to say that real women come in all shapes and sizes. Consider this: Thin is a shape and a size, too.

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  • Real Women Aren't Bores...   from Anita Guerrero, Jun 8, 2002
  • real women are fat   from robert, Dec 25, 2004
  • i know how you feel   from sarah, Aug 16, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from deborah, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from gabby, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Elizabeth, Mar 23, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Rebecca, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Leticia, Dec 24, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from nacidosparatriunfar2002@hotmai, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Sal R, May 6, 2011
  • Re: i know how you feel   from GARINA, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Katherine, Jun 6, 2003
  • Re: real women have curves   from epc, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: real women have curves   from Angela Mendoza, May 6, 2011
  • Ana is Fat ?   from Gary Hiel, Aug 3, 2003
  • Re: Ana is Fat ?   from Shaedeecat, Oct 3, 2003
  • Real Women Have Curves   from patricia torres, Aug 23, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Xicana X, Sep 23, 2002
  • comments from patricia torres pt   from ray, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: comments from patricia torres pt   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: comments from Jon One   from Billi, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from chris, Nov 18, 2002
  • [no subject]   from Andrea, Oct 7, 2002
  • REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from garina, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from T, Oct 25, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from Cassie, Nov 14, 2002
  • this sucks   from Jesse, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: this sucks   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • :)   from R, Oct 9, 2002
  • Real Women Have Curves   from Alejandro Hernandez-Siegel, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Curvas curvas CURVAS!   from El Chingon!, Oct 11, 2002
  • "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from garina martinez, Oct 13, 2002
  • to Garina   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • I liked this movie(note: Not Latina)   from spiderman, Oct 16, 2002
  • I lliked the movie (latina)   from linda (ortaga) strong, Oct 20, 2002
  • Re: \ Your opinion   from Joy Rivera, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: \\ Your opinion   from Danny Moore, Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\ Garina   from , Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\\\ Garina   from Maria, Oct 17, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from el rey de tejas, Nov 7, 2002
  • Re: Your opinion   from Michael O'Marah, May 11, 2011
  • Re: \   from rex, Oct 17, 2002
  • intelligent   from Amanda, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Amanda, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: \   from anonymous, Oct 26, 2002
  • Re: \   from Nan, Oct 28, 2002
  • Re: \   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from Melissa, Nov 4, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Maria, Mar 12, 2003
  • Re: Real Women arent Fat   from jessica, Mar 24, 2003
  • Re: "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from java_meg, May 6, 2011
  • want to see this movie!!   from ray, Oct 14, 2002
  • The real issue   from anonymous, Oct 21, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from carlos, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from , Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from Mongrel, Oct 26, 2002
  • Great Movie   from Mady, Oct 31, 2002
  • Skinny people are not all that!!   from annoyed, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: Skinny people are not all that!!   from also annoyed, Oct 26, 2002
  • Please Read   from jessica, Oct 28, 2002
  • Don't Believe The Hype!   from Erin G., Oct 24, 2002
  • a stupidity of a movie   from , Oct 29, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from MariTere, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Freya, Nov 11, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Nonie, Mar 19, 2003
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from carl, May 9, 2003
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Chango, Apr 20, 2011
  • a movie with a great lesson to young people   from nicole, Nov 13, 2002
  • Fat Fools   from Ja, Nov 15, 2002
  • Real Women, Remarkable   from Gerardo, Dec 16, 2002
  • IT IS NOT ABOUT WEIGHT, IT IS MUCH MUCH MORE   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: Real Women, Remarkable   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Fat Irony   from jozefimrich, Apr 26, 2003
  • This is a good film!!!!   from woodie, May 15, 2003
  • my own thoughts   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Shaedeecat, Sep 12, 2003
  • Re: Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • I like the chubby chick   from Frank, Sep 15, 2003
  • Re: I like the chubby chick   from mike, Jan 7, 2004
  • awsome movie   from melissa, Oct 9, 2003
  • » I'm reall tired of this Fat-Thin War! «   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • Ho Hum!   from Shadrach, Oct 13, 2003
  • Ana Vs. The World   from Damian, Oct 25, 2003
  • oh Please!   from Mrs. Smith, Oct 30, 2003
  • anyway, about the movie...   from Laine, Apr 21, 2004
  • I Love Women With Curves   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • I love curvy women   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • JL rocks!   from Eva, Nov 24, 2004
  • 5 years later   from mina, May 24, 2008
  • Ana's story is not that uncommon   from The Fonz, May 4, 2011
  • In my opinion...   from Aimee, May 4, 2011
  • I am part of the women have curves   from Veronica Villarreal, May 4, 2011
  • What I think tho   from Gigigi, May 6, 2011
  • real women   from big daddy , May 6, 2011
  • Real women? More like real lies.   from Jagj, May 6, 2011
  • A Chicana Coming of Age   from Marissa Hernandez, May 6, 2011
  • Magic Realism   from Steven Whiteside, May 6, 2011
  • sympathy   from jessn_chavez, May 6, 2011
  • [no subject]   from Tony, May 6, 2011
  • I appolgize for the spelling   from Steven Whiteside, May 15, 2011
  • Real Women Aren't Bores...   from Anita Guerrero, Jun 8, 2002
  • real women are fat   from robert, Dec 25, 2004
  • i know how you feel   from sarah, Aug 16, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from deborah, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from gabby, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Elizabeth, Mar 23, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Rebecca, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Leticia, Dec 24, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from nacidosparatriunfar2002@hotmai, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Sal R, May 6, 2011
  • Re: i know how you feel   from GARINA, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Katherine, Jun 6, 2003
  • Re: real women have curves   from epc, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: real women have curves   from Angela Mendoza, May 6, 2011
  • Ana is Fat ?   from Gary Hiel, Aug 3, 2003
  • Re: Ana is Fat ?   from Shaedeecat, Oct 3, 2003
  • Real Women Have Curves   from patricia torres, Aug 23, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Xicana X, Sep 23, 2002
  • comments from patricia torres pt   from ray, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: comments from patricia torres pt   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: comments from Jon One   from Billi, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from chris, Nov 18, 2002
  • [no subject]   from Andrea, Oct 7, 2002
  • REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from garina, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from T, Oct 25, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from Cassie, Nov 14, 2002
  • this sucks   from Jesse, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: this sucks   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • :)   from R, Oct 9, 2002
  • Real Women Have Curves   from Alejandro Hernandez-Siegel, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Curvas curvas CURVAS!   from El Chingon!, Oct 11, 2002
  • "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from garina martinez, Oct 13, 2002
  • to Garina   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • I liked this movie(note: Not Latina)   from spiderman, Oct 16, 2002
  • I lliked the movie (latina)   from linda (ortaga) strong, Oct 20, 2002
  • Re: \ Your opinion   from Joy Rivera, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: \\ Your opinion   from Danny Moore, Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\ Garina   from , Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\\\ Garina   from Maria, Oct 17, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from el rey de tejas, Nov 7, 2002
  • Re: Your opinion   from Michael O'Marah, May 11, 2011
  • Re: \   from rex, Oct 17, 2002
  • intelligent   from Amanda, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Amanda, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: \   from anonymous, Oct 26, 2002
  • Re: \   from Nan, Oct 28, 2002
  • Re: \   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from Melissa, Nov 4, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Maria, Mar 12, 2003
  • Re: Real Women arent Fat   from jessica, Mar 24, 2003
  • Re: "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from java_meg, May 6, 2011
  • want to see this movie!!   from ray, Oct 14, 2002
  • The real issue   from anonymous, Oct 21, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from carlos, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from , Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from Mongrel, Oct 26, 2002
  • Great Movie   from Mady, Oct 31, 2002
  • Skinny people are not all that!!   from annoyed, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: Skinny people are not all that!!   from also annoyed, Oct 26, 2002
  • Please Read   from jessica, Oct 28, 2002
  • Don't Believe The Hype!   from Erin G., Oct 24, 2002
  • a stupidity of a movie   from , Oct 29, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from MariTere, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Freya, Nov 11, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Nonie, Mar 19, 2003
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from carl, May 9, 2003
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Chango, Apr 20, 2011
  • a movie with a great lesson to young people   from nicole, Nov 13, 2002
  • Fat Fools   from Ja, Nov 15, 2002
  • Real Women, Remarkable   from Gerardo, Dec 16, 2002
  • IT IS NOT ABOUT WEIGHT, IT IS MUCH MUCH MORE   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: Real Women, Remarkable   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Fat Irony   from jozefimrich, Apr 26, 2003
  • This is a good film!!!!   from woodie, May 15, 2003
  • my own thoughts   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Shaedeecat, Sep 12, 2003
  • Re: Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • I like the chubby chick   from Frank, Sep 15, 2003
  • Re: I like the chubby chick   from mike, Jan 7, 2004
  • awsome movie   from melissa, Oct 9, 2003
  • » I'm reall tired of this Fat-Thin War! «   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • Ho Hum!   from Shadrach, Oct 13, 2003
  • Ana Vs. The World   from Damian, Oct 25, 2003
  • oh Please!   from Mrs. Smith, Oct 30, 2003
  • anyway, about the movie...   from Laine, Apr 21, 2004
  • I Love Women With Curves   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • I love curvy women   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • JL rocks!   from Eva, Nov 24, 2004
  • 5 years later   from mina, May 24, 2008
  • Ana's story is not that uncommon   from The Fonz, May 4, 2011
  • In my opinion...   from Aimee, May 4, 2011
  • I am part of the women have curves   from Veronica Villarreal, May 4, 2011
  • What I think tho   from Gigigi, May 6, 2011
  • real women   from big daddy , May 6, 2011
  • Real women? More like real lies.   from Jagj, May 6, 2011
  • A Chicana Coming of Age   from Marissa Hernandez, May 6, 2011
  • Magic Realism   from Steven Whiteside, May 6, 2011
  • sympathy   from jessn_chavez, May 6, 2011
  • [no subject]   from Tony, May 6, 2011
  • I appolgize for the spelling   from Steven Whiteside, May 15, 2011