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Published: Monday, Oct. 29 2012 3:03 p.m. MDT

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raybies
Layton, UT

while I agree with many of the sentiments expressed by these women, I think they're fooling themselves if they think their impact is going to change anything. I've seen this media crazed phenomena before, again and again, people resolve not to make a big to-do about weight, and it lasts for a few weeks, until some girl gets a lot of attention for being the latest "success", or some celebrity loses 100 pounds and everyone praises her, and all that good will is flushed away by envy of another person's success. The dysfunction isn't the size of the figure, but the fact that women (especially, though not exclusively) spend a lot of time comparing themselves to other women. They don't see the beauty within themselves because they don't look at themselves save to compare what they're lacking with other women. It isn't just skinny, it's hair, career, kids, health, husbands, interests, attitudes, things one woman said they wish they could say... you name it, they compare, compare, compare... No wonder they're not happy or healthy.

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