(PCM) Everyone is in an uproar over the release of meal planners and food journals from a UK -based stationary company called Fox & Moon which feature messages that could easily be construed as fat-shaming and bullying. The company is calling these messages printed on the planners and journals “sassy”, but everyone else begs to differ.
Women haven enough issues with body image these days, so having meal planners and food journals that feature phrases such as “I want to skinny dip, not chunky dunk”, “Stop rewarding yourself with food, you are not a dog!” and “Stick to the plan, piggy!”, these are far from positive affirmations and can truly do more harm than good.
Many fear that these types of message being printed on meal planners and food journals, which are supposed to assist in a good way with healthy eating and weigh-loss, defeat the entire purpose. One journal was actually printed with the phrase “stop bloody eating” and this kind of advice could lead many straight into an eating disorder.
By printing these offensive affirmations on the planners and journals the company is actually acting as a bully and shaming women into feeling like they need to lose weight in order to feel desirable and succeed in life. This could not be further from the truth. There is nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight and eat healthy, but there is a better way to go about it than this!
Something tell us that the Fox & Moon company will be quickly yanking these meal planners and food journals from their inventory very soon, but we say too late! The damage is already done and they should be ashamed of themselves!
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