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Ok so as not to overwhelm you, but I felt it was necessary to break this post into a few sections as we have a lot to say about it. Above, I have shown the first two pages of Chapter 1 and have highlighted some points of interest. If you want to see the rest of the exurb, you can go on Amazon.com as I did and do the whole search inside the book thing. Before I can even say anything about this book, can we please 1st define what the word skinny really means.
Websters defines skinny as:
1skin·ny Pronunciation: \ˈski-nē
\ Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): skin·ni·er; skin·ni·est Date: 1573
1: resembling skin : membranous 2 a: lacking sufficient flesh : very thin : emaciated b: lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities, or significance
Ok I don’t know about you, but none of these descriptions look appealing to me. What’s with the whole fat=unhealthy and thin=healthy…can we please see the research on that “science”? I can live with the fact that they use the word skinny , but what I can’t live with is the message it sends to women. I’m just baffled by the fact that in the course of only two pages they have called the reader a fat pig 3 times. I’m just a little confused on a what a fat pig is. If I am a size 2 and eat poorly does that make me a fat pig? What if I am a size 16 and eat healthy…am I still a fat pig? I think we need to start questioning the real message that most women will hear when they read this book. Although I respect Rory’s love for animal rights activism, I’m just not sure how affective it is under the guise of a weight loss book…and more than that, I just don’t buy it.