Kate and Pippa: The New Thinspiration

Kate Middleton and Pippa ThinspirationSaw this one coming a mile away. Particularly since Kate, The Dutchess of Cambridge, seems to be shrinking by the day (let’s hope its stress).  Turns our the Pro-anas are all over the sisters, glomming on to them as their fresh new “thinspo” material (at least that is what the media is shrieking).

How grand.

Odd thing is I searched for 15 minutes before writing this post for a video, proana site, or thinspo crap channel and I could not find ONE thing stated, noted, or expressed about Kate and Pippa.

So is this one hype or the typical situation of the media planting seeds for our dear proana community to glom on to? Either way, does it even matter at this point? Does anyone even care that there are MILLIONS of girls out there touting “Anorexia as a lifestyle.”

I found that answer many, many years ago — five to be exact, and the answer is a big fat NO. This culture is instead very interested in sensationalizing the whole thing, or of course banding together to “SHUT THE PRO ANA SITES DOWN.” Oh, yeah, that’s gonna do it. It takes what…five minutes to put up a new site or Facebook page?

We need to face this head on. We need to face the fact that every woman on the planet would like to be as thin as Kate and Pippa. Most actually spend the vast majority of their time longing to look like a waif. This is nothing new, and its no where near getting better, so what to do?

For me, I just need to rant about it a bit and get it out of my system, then I can move on with my day. How about you?



About mamaV

Former Paris model providing advice for eating disorder sufferers who aspire to be thin, follow the proana lifestyle, and lack self esteem.
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5 Responses to Kate and Pippa: The New Thinspiration

  1. Keri says:

    I have seen some sites promoting Kate as thinspo. I pray she is not going down the same road as Diana (Eating Disorder wise) though she does look very thin lately. It is heartbreaking

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can assure you it’s not every woman. I don’t want to be that thin.

  3. Kayaltymume says:

    like you post: to my @likqseez twitter

  4. Charlihorse says:

    Some people really can’t help being slim. I remember I used to get called Skeletor by this girl in primary school and people used to look at me and think I was sick. Still 10 years later doing work experience I am told by a stranger “My, you’re very skinny girl! Do you feed yourself properly?!” I definitely don’t agree with pro ana sites but sometimes I get so upset when people slate the skinny look. I can’t help looking like this and at almost 19 and weighing about 98 pounds when I read what people say about skinny folk I always feel horrible. And there might be other people who are like me who might feel the same. And people who say “Who would want to look like that?” it hurts.
    Does anybody know any effective ways of gaining weight healthily?

  5. nadine says:

    ” We need to face the fact that every woman on the planet would like to be as thin as Kate and Pippa. Most actually spend the vast majority of their time longing to look like a waif.”

    Speak for yourself you arrogant presumptuous prick. Wow, how arrogant do you have to be to assume that every woman has the same thought process as you? Just because you’ve had issues with wanting to be super thin doesn’t mean that all women feel that way. I am a woman and I do not long to look like a waif.

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