Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Skinny Bitch

I have just finished reading Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. This number 1 New York Times bestseller is "A no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous." This is a humorous book that teaches women how to look and feel their best by avoiding “eating crap.”

It portrays descriptions of how animals are slaughtered and killed in the slaughterhouses. The book is aimed for young women and gives you pointers on how to become healthy by eliminating meat, dairy, fish, and poultry from your diet. It indirectly persuades you to try the vegan lifestyle.

After completing this book, it’s crazy to me how much emphasis and pressure is placed on women to look their best. It seems like women always have to look good, but its okay for men to be heavier to still be successful in society.

These are both really successful women who maintained a healthy lifestyle by following the suggestions they gave in the book. They guide women to help make intelligent and educated decisions about food.

Watch this short video where the TODAY Show interview the authors of Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin.


Heather said...

Have you seen that they just recently released "Skinny Bastard" for men? I think both books in problematic in many ways. I was vegan for a few years, and will admit that I read "Skinny Bitch" after going vegan but the shaming language was really abrupt and I think the message could have been conveyed in a different way. Also, equating veganism with being skinny is misleading and further puts a lot of pressure on women. But yeah, in the realm of masculinity, there is now officially a companion book for men. The tag line is: "A Kick-in-the-Ass for Real Men Who Want to Stop Being Fat and Start Getting Buff"

Alyssa Metsky said...

Wow! I didn't know they were even making that! I will look into it.