Thank you all the amazing responses to yesterday’s postings. Some of you went on to make your own blog posts about it and I read some. If you want to be linked for others to read from here, please tell people in the comments, link to your blogs. I don’t think we have a ton of readers here anymore but any extra eyes and people understanding, it might help someone.
I hope the posting I made doesn’t make people go to pro-ana or pro-mia sites causing trouble. Or to pinterest to holler at them. Its not their fault. From a fighting this standpoint, there is no good way. Its not a fight. Eradicating from pinterest doesn’t eradicate it, it means the girls and boys that need help will just go elsewhere. We know pinterest doesn’t support it, most places don’t. Its kind of good in a way that its mainstream on pinterest, we can see it. You can’t help when you don’t know its there. If your daughter or son were posting to secret sites, you’d never know about it. Here, someone has a chance.
I dunno, it’s a hard thing. No one wants the propaganda bandied about and picked up by unsuspecting children, teens or adults but if they’re searching for a foothold, they’ll find it elsewhere if they don’t find it on pinterest.
So while I’m glad pinterest is not supporting them in anyway, I have mixed feelings about combating these girls and telling them they aren’t allowed to pin stuff. Some may be posting out of ignorance and catching them before it really starts is good. Others may be posting as a way of putting it out there so someone will reach out to help them.
I don’t know if there is any right answer to this. I suppose we all need to do what we feel is right for us. I know many of you want to take action but I think it’s the small actions and the small ripples from our personal lives that might be better than big waves. Unless you can get main stream media to make a switch as to how women are shown, I don’t think this is a problem that will disappear. I’m not even sure if that change were to happen, if it would disappear.
Take care an be healthy. Remember, Nothing feels better than healthy tastes.
Thank you all for reading my blathering on. Again.