The new IOS8 update contains an app named Health whichCANNOT BE DELETED.
The app allows you to choose which aspects of your health you choose to monitor, but available categories include “Body Measurements”, which includes body weight, and “Fitness”, which contains sections for calories consumed and calories burned.
While this may be useful for those looking to monitor their fitness, it could be triggering and harmful to those suffering with or in recovery from eating disorders, especially in sufferers with obsessive compulsive tendencies they find it very hard to abstain from, such as calorie counting, body measuring and weighing.
Whilst of course the app cannot force you to use it, it cannot be deleted, so will be present within your apps and can be a source of feelings of temptation to record numbers and of guilt and judgement for not using the app.
If you personally feel you could not emotionally handle the presence of this app, and it would be detrimental to your recovery, please do not download IOS8. I do not know if a new IOS can be avoided permanently (if anyone has any information on this please do add it to the post), but if it cannot then please use the time you have to prepare yourself for the app, and to reinforce reminders that you do not have to calorie count, you do not have to weigh yourself, you do not owe proof of exercise to anyone, person or app.
reblog this please - it is so incredibly shitty of apple to do this
What the fucking hell, is there a petition to get this removed?
This needs to be brought to attention IMMEDIATELY!!!!!
I don’t even understand what they’re expecting anymore. if they can lie to us to our face and us KNOW the truth, what power do we have , then?
that’s a great question. I wish someone had a viable answer, because I’m losing hope fast and in a hurry.
ACCORDING TO EYE WITNESSES ON MY FACEBOOK AND TWITTER:
People have committed hate crimes in Glasgow tonight. People have been racist. People have attacked people for their race.
People are chanting ‘there’s no black in the union jack’
A flare went off beside a baby’s pram
Two people have been stabbed.
..And bbc and sky news have lost interest.
Thank you, social media
Saturn was really close in the sky to the Moon tonight! Here’s what I got with my ‘scope and phone camera.
opinions on abortions are kinda like nipples
everyone has them but women’s are a little bit more relevant
But all you ever see are men’s
I hate the racist double standard that has described us as ‘savages’ for our long history of body art and creative self expression. We were persecuted and prevented from practicing our own culture only to find that when white folks wear our cultural artifacts, that they are celebrated, rewarded and made more visible. Tattooing, piercing, scarification are all historically African & Indigenous practices. We are beautiful and powerful when we cover ourselves in ink and when we choose not to. Body art is a choice that each individual makes, and our ability to make choices in a world that deprives us of so much freedom as Black, Native and People Of Colour is a radical art. We have to always ask ourselves how we have come to know what we know particularly when they come attached to harsh judgements of other already marginalized people. #staywoke #blackgirlswithtattoos #blackgirlswithpiercings #tattoos #piercings #staywoke
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