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<div class="quote-block"><b>Killer fashion: Looking good never hurt so bad<br><br>
Tortured toes, sprains and chafing make ER bracelets the new accessory</b><br><br><br><br>
By Diane Mapes<br><br>
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Updated: 37 minutes ago<br><br>
First, it was the corset. Now, the fashion industry has brought back skin-tight jeans, disco leotards and 7-inch platforms. And for accessories? Look for corns, bunions, sprained ankles, bruises, yeast infections and chafing.<br><br><br><br>
Yes, for many of us, beauty and pain often walk hand in hand. But how far are we willing to go for fashion? For some, its all the way to the emergency room.</div>
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Well, no <i>wonder</i> people are willing to wear the furs and skins of animals. They're willing to torture <i>themselves</i> for fashion, so torturing animals must mean nothing to them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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I want to say it was Coco Chanel who said, "If you're not willing to suffer for beauty, you don't desreve it." I always thought that was total dreck.
 

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*looks at tight jeans on her behind and hangs head in shame*<br><br><br><br>
It's true though, I know a girl who wears heels everyday despite the fact that they give her such bad blisters the blood seeps through the plasters <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dunce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dunce:">
 

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there's a phrase in french that says, <i>il faut soufrir pour etre belle</i>, you must suffer to be beautiful.
 

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Well, I'd like to say that I don't torture myself or suffer, and I look <i>daaamn</i> good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/kiss2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":trick:"><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I would never wear clothes or shoes that caused me discomfort or extreme pain, but I believe the drive to become ultra-thin is no different. I know I look fine at 121 pounds (my original weight goal was 120), but I want to get down to 115. Ideally I want to be 110, but my other half would never stand for it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Amy SF</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13374037/" target="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13374037/</a><br><br><br><br>
Well, no <i>wonder</i> people are willing to wear the furs and skins of animals. They're willing to torture <i>themselves</i> for fashion, so torturing animals must mean nothing to them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"></div>
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I don't know, I'd imagine there would also be some connection between AR/veganism and extreme body modification because vegans are more likely to do various "alternative" things and in my "experience", vegans/activists are very likely to have multiple piercings etc.
 

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I would never wear clothes or shoes that caused me discomfort or extreme pain, but I believe the drive to become ultra-thin is no different. I know I look fine at 121 pounds (my original weight goal was 120), but I want to get down to 115. Ideally I want to be 110, but my other half would never stand for it.</div>
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How tall are you?
 

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How tall are you?</div>
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I'm 5'1", and small-framed, so 110-115 is a good range for me. I started out in January at 152 (I think I even went up to 156 at one point). I can see light at the end of the tunnel, and have really improved my eating habits so I can't see myself ballooning again (not when I got rid of all my fat clothes!). Of course, anything can happen.
 

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I'm 5'1", and small-framed, so 110-115 is a good range for me. I started out in January at 152 (I think I even went up to 156 at one point). I can see light at the end of the tunnel, and have really improved my eating habits so I can't see myself ballooning again (not when I got rid of all my fat clothes!). Of course, anything can happen.</div>
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I think I've said this before on another thread.. but it's worth repeating.<br><br><br><br>
Congrats!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:">
 

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I am a fan of corsets and high heels and other sexy, uncomfortable fashion pieces. However, you won't find me wearing them on a daily basis. Also, I may be a bit of a masochist (and even more of a sadist! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whip.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whip:">) but I don't harm animals for fashion.
 

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99% of my wardrobe is completely comfortable. I do enjoy wearing a corset now and then, but I don't find it painful. It takes a little getting used to, yes, but certainly no bruises or permanent injuries.
 

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What gets me is the women who have nasty scars on the backs of their ankles from their shoes... and then after a lifetime of wearing shoes that maim your feet, it's suddenly in fashion in the last few years to wear flip-flops and little strappy sandals, and now the backs of your ankles are supposed to be beautiful too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:">
 

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I never thought I'd be one of those women willing to endure discomfort in the name of fashion until I started going salsa dancing. I don't know what it is, but salsa just seems to work better in heels (makes the hips more swishy and salsa is all in the hips). After a night of dancing in heels my feet are DEAD, but then I go and do it again the next time.
 

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I think I've said this before on another thread.. but it's worth repeating.<br><br><br><br>
Congrats!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"></div>
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Thanks!!!!
 

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Thanks!!!!</div>
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No problemo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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THe worst I do is a stapless bra. I don't give myself pain.</div>
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How are those bad?<br><br>
Bra straps give me the most pain. I wear a strapless as a relief once in a while.
 

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I occasionally suffer for fashion, but I try to be reasonable about it.<br><br>
If I'm wearing stilletos, I'm sure as heck not walking far.
 

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I have a pair of stiletto heels in my closet. Black velvet with ankle straps and rhinestones. I don't walk ANYWHERE in them. Except maybe two steps to the bed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/naughty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":naughty:">
 
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