Saturday, November 13, 2010

John Seddon's Site Has Picture That Mocks Eating Disorders

I don't know where John Seddon's team comes up with this stuff. A reader emails to tell me that his "lean toolheads" article page has an illustration that mocks women with eating disorders.

I wouldn't say it "mocks" them, but the picture is in poor taste, to say the least. They are implying that somebody can be "too lean" with THAT picture? I wouldn't say it's offensive, but it's rude and just sort of stupid.

http://www.thesystemsthinkingreview.co.uk/index.php?pg=18&backto=1&utwkstoryid=300

The picture (in case they take it down, which they should) and a screenshot of their site



15 comments:

  1. I found this page when doing a google search for eating disorders. Shameful that the site would use such an image. It's very insenstive and hurtful to anyone who has struggled with ANBN.

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  2. To Howard Clark, the webmaster of Systems Thinking Review:

    The stock image you've used is clearly labeled as an illustration of "anorexia" on istockphoto.com:

    http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-11752101-anorexia.php

    You guys are sick, offensive, and unprofessional.

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  3. John Seddon is the king of attacks - he personally rubbishes people in the government by name all the time. It's a tired act and people are starting to call him on it.

    Let's stick to the issues here - that issue is John Seddon and his bad behavior.

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  4. I love the word 'rubbishes' in this context. So, Imogen Heap-like.

    Long ago, I consulted for a British company and recall one of their professional managers supplying this anecdote:

    Have a task for digging a ten foot long three foot wide ditch through a field, then assign it to both Brits and Yanks. The Americans will have dug the ditch four feet wide for a distance of eleven feet and be drinking ale at the pub whilst the Brits are still forming committees to select the best shovels; the proper side of the ditch from which gentlemen dig ditches and who should file the reports to the person who will hopefully be selected, in a fair manner, to be in charge.

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  5. I saw a tweet calling this a "hate campaign" but it's the website with the picture that's hateful. For shame.

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  6. Anybody who would put a picture like that on their website is a huge loser. Not much thinking at that Systems "Thinking" Review, is there?

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  7. To the Seddonistas-

    I know you are obsessively reading this site multiple times a time, from the server logs.

    I posted a criticism of your photo.

    All you've done in response is lash out and claim you are the victim of a "hate campaign."

    Please post something about why you think the photo you chose is in good taste?

    Our criticism of you is not "hate." Your reaction is childish and bullying (such as your emails from Tripp taunting me to come out from behind anonymity).

    @SeddonWatch

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  8. Howard.... I know you were obsessively back on this site again today. Not a healthy habit.

    Do you plan on explaining why you think that picture is appropriate?

    @SeddonWatch

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  9. This is one of the best blogs I have read in a long time.
    The chickens are coming home to roost for the Lean Taliban (a.k.a. systems thinkers)
    Not before time and it proves that you reap what you sow.

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  10. Disgusting. Shame on the people who would capitalize on eating disorders to try to make some point.

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  11. That picture is offensive and stupid. Shame on them.

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  12. Nope, they still have the thoughtless insensitive picture up on their web page. Unreal.

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  13. These people are messed up in the head.

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  14. Looks like the whole bogus "journal" is no more...

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