Skinnygurl vs Skinnygirl

After seeing an amusing search term on the daily stats page, I decided to look up my all time search terms and found something new since the last time I looked at it.  There is a new term creating the most hits for my blog.  Skinnygurl.  Here is the instances of it in the top 11 search terms.

1. Skinny gurl blog
3. Skinny gurl
4. Skinny gurl blogger
6. Skinnygurl blog
8. Who is skinnygurl
11. Who is skinny gurl blogger

So I spent a few minutes looking up some updates and the computer asked me if I meant Skinnygirl.  So I did a little comparing.

Skinnygurl wants to celebrate the unhealthily thin.  She is anonymous.  She admits she is a bit outrageous when she writes.  She never thought the people she was writing about would actually see her page.  She didn’t realize her site looked pro-anorexia and never intended to send that message.  (After looking at  her site a bit, I found that claim to be very hard to believe.  But maybe she really believes that in her own mind). She feels that there is a double standard where people think it is okay to get into an ultra-thin person’s face and tell her she is too thin and she needs to eat more and so on while people don’t do that to overweight people.

Skinnygirl, on the other hand, is not anonymous.  She tells you who she is.  She is about becoming skinny but has a more interesting approach.  She is all about loving yourself and valuing your self as you are and using that self-love and self-worth to convert your lifestyle into a more healthy one.  By loving yourself as you are, you can convert that into self-care and motivation to become more healthy.

Skinnygurl is about cutting people down and being over critical while Skinnygirl is about lifting people up and giving them support.

One letter off and you have a diametrically opposing method for the same topic, weight loss.  Skinnygirl is a bit on the touchy-feely side of the self-help guru methodology of the 1980’s and 1990’s.  But still, it isn’t a bad message and it isn’t a bad methodology when it works for someone.  For a misanthropic person such as myself, it’s to saccharine sweet.  But I can still see that is has much more value in it than using a critical, shame-based method to motivate people to be super skinny.

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