Ugh to This LOFT Ad About Frantically Binge-Exercising in Saran Wrap 

Yeah, yeah, we all had a lot of cookies this past month and now maybe your clothes don't fit right. Or maybe they do. Or maybe you don't give a fuck? Whatever the case, January is always a big month for "Feel bad about yourself you ugly cow"-style advertising. Clothing retailer LOFT just added another one on the pile,… »1/09/15 4:50pm1/09/15 4:50pm

Fit Mom Banned From Facebook for Fat-Shaming Is 'Sorry Not Sorry'

Remember 32-year-old Maria Kang? She's the fitness-obsessed mom who posted a picture of herself with her three kids and the caption "what's your excuse?" on Facebook. After a recent rant about how there is "unrelenting support" for people who are "borderline obese," she's been banned from Facebook. But she is not… »11/27/13 11:20am11/27/13 11:20am

When the World Is Your Therapist: Lady Gaga's Eating Disorder Is a Double-Edged Sword

Every so often, a celebrity will "come out" about her past struggle with an eating disorder. These stars are almost always women, and they are almost always "better" by the time they make a public statement. They are also almost always slender. Just this week, Katie Couric admitted that she had "wrestled with bulimia… »9/26/12 11:40am9/26/12 11:40am

No Matter What a Woman Says About Dieting and Exercise, She's Wrong

Yesterday, pop star and professional college art thesis Lady Gaga demonstrated to the internet how not to talk about dieting as a female celebrity when she pressed "submit" after typing the words "Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger. #PopStarsDontEat #BornThisWay." I'm sure… »4/11/12 7:10pm4/11/12 7:10pm

Well, That Was Quick — Looks Like Pinterest Just Banned 'Thinspo' Boards

Today, popular microblogging social media site Pinterest posted updated terms of use to explicitly bar posting content that others may find emotionally distressing or that risks encouraging physical or mental illness. So does this mean that pro-anorexia "thinspo" boards will have to find a new home? »3/23/12 7:47pm3/23/12 7:47pm

Diane Keaton's Bulimia Was 'Just This Trick You Could Do'

In Diane Keaton's memoir, Then Again, she writes that when she was 19, a Broadway director offered her a part in the Broadway musical Hair — on the condition she lose 10lbs. She developed an eating disorder. "I don't think it was called bulimia then," she tells People. "It was just this trick you could do. It's a… »11/10/11 6:10pm11/10/11 6:10pm