It's hard to believe, but pro-anorexia websites have taken an even more disturbing turn. The Guardian reports that enthusiasts of anorexia pornography are using the sites to find ill women to pose for sexually explicit pictures, often against their will.
In the wake of years of low-fat and non-fat diet news and advertising, we're living in a culture that has oversimplified the complex equations of nutrition into fat=bad. As Harriet Brown writes for Psychology today:
In 2007, French model Isabelle Caro famously posed for an anti-anorexia billboard plastered in Milan during fashion week. Today, various media outlets are reporting that Caro has died.
French politicians have proposed a law that would involve stamping a "health warning" on photographs of models that have been Photoshopped to be more appealing. Would that really solve anything?
As Americans freak about the Miss California/gay marriage debacle, Australians are having their own beauty pageant controversy: many are complaining that a finalist in the Miss Universe contest is too thin and possibly malnourished.
How long will stories about Jessica Simpson's "weight gain" stay in the news? Probably as long as news outlets and even Simpson's so-called "defenders" feign disgust with the story while simultaneously validating its premise.
Vikki Hensley is 24-years-old and currently in the throes of an extremely terrible battle with anorexia. Yet instead of talking about her problems to a therapist, Hensley has shared her story with The Daily Mail.
Today's episode of Dr. Phil focused on "Body Obsessed Boys," and one 15-year-old, eating-disordered teen male in particular.
When discussing body dissatisfaction, women often argue that we have it much harder than men. However, in certain subcultures in which certain men reside, like indie rock, the Guardian argues, skinniness is heralded, and the overweight are mocked. According to the Guardian's Priya Elan, when Kings of Leon frontman…
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…