RTE: End the body hatred!

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Jason Dowling
8 years ago
I think such focus on weight is ultimately damaging to people.

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Hester Ford
9 years ago
Some people are genetically stockier than others. Campaigns like this make those people think they are inadequate and therefore make them more likely to become anorexic etc. The better thing to do would just be to promote exercise and a good diet, and tell us more about what we eat.

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Emer HealyMurphy
9 years ago
I suffered with an ED in the past and stongly feel it's time the media stopped sensationalising thinnness and protryaing it as something positive and something to strive for. Its about time we learnt how to care for ourselves on a more nurturing level, to listen to and obey the body rather than abuse it.

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mary ohanlon
9 years ago
i have three daughters and yes they are under great pressure to have the perfect body weight .... my God yes weight has become such a distructive tool and operation transformations does not help.is someone really a better person because she is the perfect weight as defined by who??

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Seamus Foley
9 years ago
Totally counter productive

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Paula Gibson
9 years ago
Im an eating disorder therapist and believe that the lies such programmes are selling to society have a negative impact on everyones self worth especially those with eating disorders. Our worth is measured by our size...we are much more than a size or a number.

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Clare smith
9 years ago
bashing people for ratings is mental abuse, cop on rye and show some respect and integrity when I comes to mental health, don add to it for the sake of viewership, I for one boycott tv such as is, really shows the professionals involved in a horrible light!!!

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Freedom Fighter
9 years ago
I am almost fully recovered from Eating Distress, which involved quite a long period of deep depression and a stay in a psychiatric hospital. I am sick and tired of the perpetuation of destructive, negative, hateful values on our nation's (and international) television and radio stations. The money and creativity invested in shows like Operation Learn to Treat Yourself Abominably could be spent creating positive shows about all the good work being done across the country, by individuals and groups who promote pro-life values. It's about time RTE changed it's focus, for the health and happiness of Irish citizens.

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Rebecca O'Byrne
9 years ago
How is it that anybody thinks it's in ANYway ok to humiliate and bully people? Who are these people who think it's ok and who on earth gives the go-ahead to let this kind of disgusting and inhumane behaviour go on national TV? I mean what has the world come to? Society is riddled with obsession and hatred around their bodies and programs like this one simply enhance peoples thinking that to be thin is the only way to be acceptable in this life. I'm learning for myself that Life is about more than the size of our bodies and as someone who is working to break through my own obsessions and hatreds around this topic, I know for a fact that it severely and completely destroys the lives of those effected (which is sadly a far greater audience than the one watching this show). It is so sad and breaks my heart to think that the message portrayed on the show that unless you are thin, you're not good enough to be treated like the beautiful human being you are, is the message being planted in the youth of the world. How dare these people stunt the emotional and spiritual growth of people. Our worth and successes canNOT be determined by whether we lost 1 or 10 lbs in a week. It has nothing to do with it. I think it's disgusting. Sounds harsh? Well try living with the end results of an eating disorder cause that's what this show is all about. It encourages and enhances eating disorders. We need to learn how to feel good enough without a scales or clothes tag number, we need to learn together that life is about more than all the horrible messages given in the program and we need to learn how to love and accept ourselves for who and what we are cause then there would be no need to hate or obsess and it would leave the hearts of everyone a lot happier. We are all victim to society in different ways but we must stand up and stop being victims. STOP the cycle by stopping watching this hideous and barbaric public display of bullying. It's NOT ok and it's up to each of us to do our bit.

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gem de.b
9 years ago
Very strongly against this programme.as a sufferer of E.D it is disgraceful that a quick fix of 8 weels and no further support.does this show follow these people afterwards to see if they have maintainted a healthy weight.how completely appalling to make people stand in hardly any clothes while others judge them& put them down for lack of loss or motivation.did anyone ever stop to ask these people the emotional lure or reason to overeat??Im just appalled and disgraced by this programme.