This Week In Tabloids: Aniston & Mayer Have Sex; Anorexic Stars Without…

If it's Wednesday afternoon, this must be Midweek Madness, your weekly tabloid roundup source. Crappy covers this week, folks: Skinny stars, stars without makeup, Trista announcing her pregnancy, Jenny McCarthy talking about autism, and those kids from High School Musical » 10/15/08 1:00pm 10/15/08 1:00pm. But we took the time to mine the mags for…

Do Not Forget This: Eating Disorders And The Long Road To Recovery

Last week, Dodai wrote about an upsetting article » 9/15/08 2:00pm 9/15/08 2:00pm in the new issue of , in which one reader quipped, "I can't help but look down on my friends when they give in to temptations like pizza or ice cream." And as someone who struggled with an eating disorder for over five years, I can tell you this: I can't help but feel…

Shun Your Friends & Learn A Cool New Eating Disorder In Teen Vogue!

The October "Young Hollywood" issue of Teen Vogue » 9/09/08 1:30pm 9/09/08 1:30pm has loads of stars inside — eyebrow-wielding coverboy Zac Efron, Leighton Meester, Kat Dennings, etc. But if you're paging through the back of the magazine, you'll find a couple of giant, extremely disturbing diet-related quotes, which ultimately lead to a story about…

You Say You Want A (Fashion) Revolution? First You Need A Revolutionary

"Much — so very much — has been written about the fashion world's repulsive obsession with thinness," writes Hadley Freeman in today's » 8/28/08 4:20pm 8/28/08 4:20pm . "But the predictable truth is that when it comes to skinny models, nothing has changed. Nothing. The belief in the industry remains that thinness is symbolic of wealth and…

Mike And Juliet Make Meme Out Of One Eating-Disordered Mom

The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet » 8/20/08 12:00pm 8/20/08 12:00pm (think of them as the poor man's Regis and Kelly) had a special segment this morning about "pregorexia," or having anorexia while being pregnant. The pair sat down with Brie Breivik, a woman with a history of anorexia who became pregnant, to illustrate the condition (one's a…

Of All The "Rexics" You Can Be, Anorexic Is Still The Worst

Today in the Guardian » 8/18/08 4:00pm 8/18/08 4:00pm, writer Laura Barton the English lexicon's obsession with the "rexic." Barton notes that there used to be one kind of rexic: Anorexic. A serious condition, to be sure. But something changed. A familiarity with the term bred new monikers: Manorexics, pregorexics, brideorexics, drunkorexics,…

Guys With Body Issues Can Be A Little Annoying

Listen, I understand that there are men out there with body image issues and eating disorders, and that it's a real problem. But for some reason, I don't have much patience for it. I think maybe I'm bitter because I had an ex-BF who was always freaking out about the way he looked and he would say stuff like, "I'm not… » 8/04/08 1:00pm 8/04/08 1:00pm