vegimator wrote:Reminds me of that new book "Meat's for Pussies" which is basically the male equivalent (though I think most of the sexism is in the title of that one). It's similar to PETA's advertising tactics. Simply because you're working toward bolstering the rights of one group doesn't mean you have to undermine the rights of another.
ha wrote:I think you need to read the book again. They say 'be a skinny bitch but not a scrawny bitch..'
You missed the scientific references they made. http://www.pcrm.org has plenty about how a wholefoods vegan diet can prevent/reverse many health conditions including cancer. So does Dr McDougalls site. http://www.drmcdougall.com
Skinny Bitch aims at the vanity market and its a best selling book that shows you can look good, be fit and healthy and save the animals and the planet.
LMM wrote:In the weeks after the book’s release Victoria Beckham was to be seen ostentatiously carrying a copy.
LMM wrote:I bloody hate that book. It does vegans no favours at all.
Hate the title, with the assumption that skinnyness is the thing to aspire to. It's marketed as a weight loss system and very young women, some of them already too thin, who want to be skinny are its main target.
Hate the bitch talk. And I don't mean the swearing/cursing. I'm as foul mouthed as the next person and don't care if other people are. I mean the sort of sexist language my generation of feminists fought to stop men using against women
Hate its tone - I spent the whole time thinking 'Who the fuck do you think you're talking to?' - the book is written as if addressed to idiots who might just learn something if they read on and try to keep up.
Very concerned about the food/menus it advises, with the huge amount of processed food and mock meats it advises - if you follow the menu plan you'll be eating it at every meal on some days. Frankly, a well-balsanced diet containing sme meat would be healthier than what this book proposes
Dubious about some of its sources ; and about some of the unsubstantiated health claims they make - such as that a vegan diet will prevent cancer.
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