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anonniemouse ([personal profile] anonniemouse) wrote in [community profile] tf_talk2015-04-16 10:55 am

Gloves Off

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Re: Andy's "I was harassed by an Avengers fanboy" story

(Anonymous) 2015-04-19 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
It is completely tone-deaf as to the causes of things like anorexia or bulimia, namely a need for control and body dysphoria, not necessarily a need to be attractive to men. Since women are people and don't just live for the male gaze, and all.

Re: Andy's "I was harassed by an Avengers fanboy" story

(Anonymous) 2015-04-19 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
NA Absolutely. In fact, my own eating disorder was, if anything, connected to a desire to de-sexualize myself and avoid unwanted male attention. I had gone from a skinny kid who could wear shorts without being bothered to a young teenager who was suddenly a creeper magnet in the same outfits.
Obviously, this isn't the way it works for everyone, but it speaks to how little he knows about the stuff he pontificates about.