Friday, May 16, 2014

OK, I'll bite. What the hell is Food Shaming?

Has this world gone totally crazy?  Or, maybe I have become a crotchety old man with no imagination.  Either way, it's ugly.

While typing this it occurred to me that maybe a lot of this sophomoric cultural nonsense that seems to be as pervasive as dirt these days is happening because, finally, we really have seen and done it all and the only thing unique left to explore is to drill down to the lowest level of human thought and maybe when these "artists" and their pop-culture media lemmings finally reach rock bottom it'll turn around and we can once again pursue and celebrate mankind's highest achievements.

Anyhow, what started all of this was an article I read of an artist who illustrates the phenomenon of food shaming, whatever the hell that is.  Here's the link:  Food Shaming 


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  1. i have experienced food shaming, i suppose i have done it, too. my son's brand new girl friend food shamed him.(WTF?)
    i would consider that as people go we are less likely to indulge in or be affected by that kind of behaviour than lots of people so if it can be a regular part of my life it is ridiculously pervasive.
    i'm not sure i would have got the right message from the artwork alone but it still managed to impact me via you and in the context of this conversation it has hit the mark. i have thought, albeit briefly, about my relationship to food.
    i also really like the images just from an aesthetic point of view

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    1. I'm still not at all clear what it is or, why it is. It seems to me it's part of the seemingly endless micro-analysis of everything that goes on today. Reminds me of the quote, just because there's an answer doesn't mean there is a question. I can take of leave the art. It doesn't do anything for me.

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    2. http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/food-shaming

      i guess food shaming might or might not be part of micro analysis, although i think it is a good thing to think about what goes in ones mouth. food shaming is all about the attitude that exists alongside the analysis

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  2. well, that is interesting to say the last...still not sure i understand it completely but hey, its art...which means it doesnt have to be right? errr.....

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  3. It would seem that society (read the Patriarchy) will not cut women a break when it comes to human insecurities. We tel them thin is in/ a pouch is ugly, then we say you need to be looking like a real woman and not a barbie doll, then it's you have to have a thigh gap. All the while we portray women as airbrushed creatures on a glossy magazine page. At no time do was simply say to everyone Just be comfortable inside your own skin and everything else will follow. Check This Out

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    1. Yeah, I've seen that Photoshop thing and heard this argument before, but the fact is, most of that kind of pressure comes from women themselves, not from men. The hot magazines like Vogue, are owned and managed by women.

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  4. Food shaming, huh? I'm old enough that I'll eat damned near what I please, and wherever I damned well please to eat it. Some may consider it shameful that I occasionally scoop out a wad of peanut from the jar with my finger... or squirt whipped cream directly into my mouth, (Who needs a "middle man?") but who cares? Personally, I plan to shame some blue crabs this weekend. Yep, gonna cook them suckers until they're good and red...

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  5. Yeah...I don't quite get it, either. The only food shaming I'm tempted to do myself is those eating contests where the person who stuffs himself with the most hot dogs/chicken wings/sausages/whatever in three minutes wins (wins what?). Those are just plain gross.

    Other than that? Eat what you like, when you like, where you like. Gonna get some Nutella out of the jar now. Susan had the right idea.

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  6. From the linked article: "Whether serving as a means of rebellion, a secret indulgence, a compulsory drug or a well-deserved reward, a seven layer cake often has a few extra layers of meaning beneath the surface."

    Then again, Sigmund Freud said "Sometimes a seven layer cake is just a seven layer cake."

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    1. Really. Can't I just have my cake and eat it too?

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  7. I love cake and I'm not ashamed to say it!

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  8. If I don't get it....I ignore it!
    Thanks for visiting Mr. C.....

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  9. Oh for Heaven’s sake.

    I wouldn’t go quite as far as you in condemning the idea, after all it’s got us talking, which is what ‘art’ does, but I really can’t find any merit in it.

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    1. Your initial reaction is pretty much mine as well.

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