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Old 01-17-2006, 05:23 PM   #21
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I see Lilly's point. People don't especially like being told how they feel. "You have low self-esteem because you're fat and black and female, so you need to be handled with kid gloves." What people appreciate is a thoughtful discussion upon which they can build their own beliefs. Changing the way we feel about our own bodies and actively trying to change the way America perceives the people of color, the queer, the disabled, the fat, etc. is the only way to change things. A book full of Dr. Phil-isms like, "You're a big fat pig who needs to drop several dress sizes, but you're beautiful on the inside no matter what, honey!" helps no one I know.
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