Monday, April 25, 2005

Girls (not women) are abusing steroids, too

Well, isn't this fascinating?

Girls are abusing steroids, too
TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) -- An alarming number of American girls, some as young as 9, are using bodybuilding steroids -- not necessarily to get an edge on the playing field, but to get the toned, sculpted look of models and movie stars, experts say.

One day girls will have no access to birth control or condoms but complete access to steroids. America, land of the brave and home of the fertile pretty baby factories. Somewhere, someplace, Jesus has a hard on.

1 comment:

Anandi said...

That is one creepy story. But not surprising, I guess, given the pressure to be attractive in the narrowly defined way we see everywhere around us. I read some other article a while ago about girls as young as 5 with eating disorders, as well as the fact that a high number of girls that young are already "watching what they eat" or think they're "fat". That's just wrong. It's too bad we don't live somewhere that thinks fat is a sign of prosperity :). I'd settle for just a slightly more balanced picture on TV, movies, magazines of what healthy and pretty looks like.