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#1  Edited By Vodun

Yesterday a 20 year old girl from southern Sweden posted a picture of herself, in a bikini on the beach, on Facebook. Apparently this was so brave, because she doesn't fit the body ideals of women who usually post such images, that she now has received huge amounts of attention here.

Doesn't it just show how fucking sick everything is relating to body ideals, when it is considered brave of a young girl to "dare" to show herself in a bikini just because she doesn't have a model's body?

Link to local story run through Google Translate: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nsk.se%2Farticle%2F20120726%2FHASSLEHOLM%2F120729864%2F1129%2F-%2Fbikinibild-gav-60-000-likes&act=url

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#2  Edited By TheDudeOfGaming

It's a women thing. If you a dude and you're fat, it's nowhere near as bad. Thank God I have a penis!

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#3  Edited By OllyOxenFree

lyk dis if u cry errytime
 
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#4  Edited By mandude

The fuck? The shit people care about astounds me.

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#5  Edited By TruthTellah

For the life of me, I can't seem to get the link to work, but I'll take your word for it.

This story reminds me a bit of the uproar a few years ago when a Swedish clothing line started offering bikinis for one year olds and up. Things are... odd nowadays.

I'm glad people showed the girl so much support. A lot of people are frustrated by the many unrealistic ideals of modern culture; so, it's understandable that many might be particularly hit close to home on something like this. Perhaps it will change things for some, or, at least, it will encourage many to buck absurd expectations for normal individuals.

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#6  Edited By Hunter5024

I don't really understand what's brave about this. I'd say she is above average in terms of attractiveness. If you were incredibly fat or disfigured or something and you posted a picture of yourself in a bikini it might be brave, but this is just a somewhat pretty girl whose comfortable with herself.

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#8  Edited By TobbRobb

Oh jesus christ, that translation is so bad. SO BAD.

It almost bothers me enough to translate it myself, but this is a really silly article... So no.

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#9  Edited By crusader8463

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

It's a women thing. If you a dude and you're fat, it's nowhere near as bad. Thank God I have a penis!

Yes, yes it is as bad. It's just that society has made it such that if you say anything about it you are labelled a pussy, fag or asshole because guys are supposed to not admit to stuff like that. The only difference between guys and girls when it comes to body image in this day and age is that girls like in the OP can do stuff like that and get news articles about them as being heroes but if a fat dude posted a picture of himself in a speedo he would just get mocked and teased.

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#10  Edited By TruthTellah

@Hunter5024 said:

I don't really understand what's brave about this. I'd say she is above average in terms of attractiveness. If you were incredibly fat or disfigured or something and you posted a picture of yourself in a bikini it might be brave, but this is just a somewhat pretty girl whose comfortable with herself.

Despite how above average she is, she has still received a lot of people calling her fat and grotesque. Apparently people cheering her on is horrible, as not being perfectly skinny means you should be shamed. So, while -we- may feel this isn't that big of a deal, for many in the world who struggle with the stigma of not being small or pretty enough, this is something to rally around. It's more of the symbol and what people have made of it than what it simply is.

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#11  Edited By ajamafalous
@mandude said:

The fuck? The shit people care about astounds me.

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Sometimes I really wonder what world the media seems to live in.
They must not go to the beach often in any case.

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#13  Edited By jacksmedulla

@mandude: Yeah. People should care about more important things, like video games.

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#14  Edited By MAN_FLANNEL

Your link is pretty garb... don't see any pictures of fat girls in bikinis.

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#15  Edited By KarlPilkington

She isn't even that fat. I'd say a bit overweight.

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#16  Edited By Arbie

If she had been slaying a dragon in a bikini then maybe I could see how that makes her brave. But just a photo of a happy girl enjoying herself on the beach? That's not brave! Unless she's allergic to the sun or something. But then I guess that's back to the old adage of there being a fine line between bravery and stupidity!

Also, it's not just bigger girls who have insecurities about their figures. I get sick of seeing these kinds of articles and I hated that stupid Dove real woman campaign. A woman looks best at her natural healthy weight. Ba rrraaamm youuu beauty magazines!

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#17  Edited By mandude

@jacksmedulla: I know you're being sarcastic, but I can't tell if the lean is in my favour or against. Either way, if people cared more about video games rather than bollocks like this, at least there'd be less depression and heartache in the world.

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#18  Edited By SomeJerk

Beauty magazines aren't.
 
and for the Swedes..
Skulle [x]

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#19  Edited By Dallas_Raines

I see half naked fat people at the beach all the time.

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#20  Edited By Hunter5024

@TruthTellah said:

@Hunter5024 said:

I don't really understand what's brave about this. I'd say she is above average in terms of attractiveness. If you were incredibly fat or disfigured or something and you posted a picture of yourself in a bikini it might be brave, but this is just a somewhat pretty girl whose comfortable with herself.

Despite how above average she is, she has still received a lot of people calling her fat and grotesque. Apparently people cheering her on is horrible, as not being perfectly skinny means you should be shamed. So, while -we- may feel this isn't that big of a deal, for many in the world who struggle with the stigma of not being small or pretty enough, this is something to rally around. It's more of the symbol and what people have made of it than what it simply is.

Mhm I guess I can understand that. I still kinda feel like they should find an uglier person to rally around though. Being called grotesque on the internet doesn't really mean that much, I've heard Megan Fox described that way online too.

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#22  Edited By Bollard

Is this a Swedish thing? Cause it'd take me like ten minutes to find a comparable picture on one of my UK friend's pages. Do people go round stalking people's profiles looking for overweight people pictures, just to give them shit? Also if this is such a problem why the hell did she post the picture publicly and not put her settings to private, like a sensible human being who uses Facebook?

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#23  Edited By jacksukeru

@dudeglove said:

Sweden has beaches?

The walruses and the penguins have to sleep somewhere.

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#24  Edited By BrainSonata

So brave, so selfless, a true role model for slightly plump bitches everywhere.

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You guys are pretty fucked up. I think it's a great thing.

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#26  Edited By TheDudeOfGaming

@BrainSonata said:

So brave, so selfless, a true role model for slightly plump bitches everywhere.

That ain't cool brother.

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#27  Edited By s10129107

Theres already plenty of pictures like that on facebook. I dont understand what the fuss is about.

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#28  Edited By Morrow

@BrainSonata said:

So brave, so selfless, a true role model for slightly plump bitches everywhere.

How I hate it when guys use insults as synonyms for the word girl or woman.

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#29  Edited By JoyfullOFrockets

I'd still tap it.

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#30  Edited By Morrow

@JoyfullOFrockets said:

I'd still tap it.

In 99% of cases where a guy says that he couldn't be further away from actually accomplishing it xD

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#31  Edited By BaneFireLord

...and this is worthy of news coverage how?

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#32  Edited By LD50

I'm fixing to go to the 99 cent store here in Dallas. I can bring back, literally, hundreds of pictures of the brave women of Texas. This is not an issue here.

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#33  Edited By Ravenlight

So chubby girl posts a pic on the internet and people flip out? I've been looking at chubby girls on the internet for years and nobody's given much of a shit since then. Maybe I'm not understanding the poorly-translated story. Can one of you fine Swedish duders explain why this is important?

@BaneFireLord said:

...and this is worthy of news coverage how?

Sadly, that question can be appropriately applied to almost 100% of news coverage.

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#34  Edited By TheSouthernDandy
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You guys are pretty fucked up. I think it's a great thing.
It's great that she feels comfortable with herself and her body yes. Is it news? Not in the least.
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#35  Edited By DoctorWelch

I'm so confused. Why do people care about this?

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#36  Edited By Rainbowkisses

I understand that stuff like this is supposed to talk about how we don't need to fit into the standard idea of beauty and we shouldn't judge people by their appearance. My problem with it is that we're not judging these people for who they are. We don't know them. They might be a great, loving person. They might be a complete jerk. We're simply giving them sympathy because of how they look, defeating the whole idea of respecting "inner beauty".

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#37  Edited By LD50

I think ABBAs cool though...

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#38  Edited By ch3burashka

This has got to be the biggest non-news news article I've ever seen.

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#39  Edited By MideonNViscera

Society didn't decide being fat is bad, nature did. That's why fat fucks have heart attacks and lose their feet.

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#40  Edited By BrainSonata

I don't even know what happened here, people post pictures like this allllll the fucking time. The Internet needs to calm down.

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#41  Edited By BrainSonata
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@BrainSonata said:

So brave, so selfless, a true role model for slightly plump bitches everywhere.

How I hate it when guys use insults as synonyms for the word girl or woman.

Well aren't you the most fantastic of gentlemen.
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@Morrow

@BrainSonata said:

So brave, so selfless, a true role model for slightly plump bitches everywhere.

How I hate it when guys use insults as synonyms for the word girl or woman.

Most people use asshole, bastard and motherfucker for men. And bitch, cunt and whore for women. When was the last time you heard someone call some girl a bastard? Or a guy got called a whore?

Basically if you're a man, the insult is that you're of illegitimate birth, shit comes out of you and you engage in an incestuous relationship. For women the insult is that you're a vagina that is sexually promiscuous and procreates.


Anyways, don't know how an attractive lady posting pictures of her body is somehow brave just because it isn't Hollywood. Most aren't.
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#43  Edited By SmilingPig

She's not that fat, 2 of my last 3 girlfriends where bigger.

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#45  Edited By alternate

They make a big thing about her posting it and then she gets the hate. I read that as people just hating on whatever is popular and in the press - or reading the article and hating because of it. If not for the article then nobody would have even visited the page.

There are a ton of fat women pictures on facebook - most a lot fatter than this chick - and they are just ignored.

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#46  Edited By falserelic

@Morrow said:

@BrainSonata said:

So brave, so selfless, a true role model for slightly plump bitches everywhere.

How I hate it when guys use insults as synonyms for the word girl or woman.

LMAO!

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#47  Edited By Video_Game_King

@mandude said:

The fuck? The shit people care about astounds me.

Exactly. Are you kidding me? Really? Facebook?

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@BaneFireLord said:

...and this is worthy of news coverage how?

Er... Ah... Uh...

Because Tabloids? :|

@Ravenlight said:

Sadly, that question can be appropriately applied to almost 100% of news coverage.

..... Yeah, I'll just go with 'Because Tabloids' so I don't have to over-think it. :P

No News outlet seems complete without being a Tabloid at some point these days. (The average person loves some sensationalism. ;) )

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#49  Edited By Levio

if 60,000 likes constitute an "uproar", would 200,000 likes be equivalent to complete anarchy? 500,000 for Mad Max status?

I didn't realize society was so fragile...

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#50  Edited By ripelivejam

@Hunter5024 said:

@TruthTellah said:

@Hunter5024 said:

I don't really understand what's brave about this. I'd say she is above average in terms of attractiveness. If you were incredibly fat or disfigured or something and you posted a picture of yourself in a bikini it might be brave, but this is just a somewhat pretty girl whose comfortable with herself.

Despite how above average she is, she has still received a lot of people calling her fat and grotesque. Apparently people cheering her on is horrible, as not being perfectly skinny means you should be shamed. So, while -we- may feel this isn't that big of a deal, for many in the world who struggle with the stigma of not being small or pretty enough, this is something to rally around. It's more of the symbol and what people have made of it than what it simply is.

Mhm I guess I can understand that. I still kinda feel like they should find an uglier person to rally around though. Being called grotesque on the internet doesn't really mean that much, I've heard Megan Fox described that way online too.

but megan fox is grotesque