Posts tagged "anorexia"

France Bans Ultra-Thin Models And Pro-Anorexia Websites

Following in Spain, Italy and Israel’s footsteps, the French Parliament has passed a law that will ban the employment of models under a certain Body Mass Index (BMI) in an…

Katrin Higher | April 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Crappy Website Uses Woman’s Anorexic Before/After Photos In “Amazing Weight Loss” Gallery

Blog posts billed as “Amazing Weight Loss Transformations!!!” are generally the worst of the fucking worst. I don’t take issue with individual people celebrating their hard-earned and healthy weight loss…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Demi Lovato Puts Meghan Trainor In Her Place After Rude Anorexia Comment

Yeah, it’s pretty clear. Meghan Trainor ain’t no size 2. But that’s simply because she wasn’t “strong enough” to maintain an eating disorder as a kid. At least, according to…

College Candy | November 14, 2014 - 11:45 am

Teen Maps Her Recovery From Anorexia Over Instagram

Antonia Eriksson isn’t like most 18-year-olds on Instagram. She’s got the selfies and the food porn, but for her, Instagram is something different: it’s about charting her path to…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Study: Anorexia Is Similar To Autism

A new study suggests that girls suffering from anorexia display similar personality traits to those with autism, such as lack of empathy, high focus on detail, and rigid behavior. In some…

Alyson Penn | August 8, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Taboo Addictions: 5 Adult Eating Disorders That Go Beyond Anorexia & Bulimia

Eating disorders are often times associated with specific races, age groups, and even career choices…think white teenage actress/models. But the truth is that eating disorders do not discriminate. According to…

Hello Beautiful | June 27, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Attention, Models: Cotton Balls Are Not For Eating

Eddie Murphy’s genetically gifted daughter Bria Murphy is now a model and recently revealed some  … questionable … eating habits of her peers. Said Murphy in an interview:

Mary Odell | June 12, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Absolutely Terrible: Modeling Agencies Are Stalking Eating Disorder Clinics For New Models Now

Because skinny is more important than healthy, some modeling scouts in Sweden have taken to hanging around outside of eating disorder clinics to find new models. Yes, I’ll say that…

Julie Gerstein | April 18, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Alexa Chung On Body Image & How Naturally Thin Girls Can’t Win Either

“I think it’s about time people stopped judging women on their appearance and more on their intellect. Like you can appreciate my style without having to appreciate my weight. It’s…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Karl Lagerfeld Says It’s “Ridiculous” To Suggest Anorexic Girls In Fashion Industry Are A Problem

“I’m sorry to say that it’s a subject I consider ridiculous for several reasons; the story with the anorexic girls — nobody works with anorexic girls, that’s nothing to do…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2012 - 1:20 pm

12 Celebs Who Battled Eating Disorders

Katie Couric revealed last week that she struggled with bulimia in her early 20s—and sadly, she’s far from the only celebrity to have battled an eating disorder. The Huffington Post rounds up a dozen:…

Newser | October 8, 2012 - 10:10 am

The Soapbox: In Response To Lady Gaga And Her Proposed “Body Revolution”

I have vilified Lady Gaga in the past (to much condemnation, given her rabid fanbase): the contrived, weird-for-attention shtick really wears on me, particularly considering it comes hand-in-hand with what…

Rachel Krause | September 26, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Had An Eating Disorder

This piece is part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re tackling mental health issues.

A week before my high school graduation, my doctor told me…

Katie Elliot | August 24, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: A Reluctant Defense Of Pro-Ana Blogs

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A new study into the hoary underworld of pro-anorexia bloggers has discovered the unexpected: pro-ana communities may not exclusively be the…

Lesley Kinzel | August 23, 2012 - 11:00 am

Evening Quickies: Brandy Opens Up About Teen Eating Disorder

Brandy has opened up about an eating disorder she suffered from in the ’90s, back when she was both a pop singer and the star of “Moesha.” In an…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2012 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Response To Vogue Editor’s Speech On Eating Disorders

Franca Sozzani excels at many things. She is the long-standing editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and, in 1994, she was even made the editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Italia in its entirety.

Rachel Krause | April 4, 2012 - 10:00 am

The Soapbox: Why We Should Stop Snarking On Angelina Jolie’s Thinness

Angelina Jolie, despite the fact that she was not a nominee, was the talk of the Academy Awards. There was the whole Leg Thrusting Debacle — the actress was quite…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 28, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Crystal Renn’s Been Every Size — So What?

“I have been every single size in women’s fashion. I really don’t think anyone can say that. I’ve been a double-zero, children’s clothes, at 95 pounds, and I’ve been all…

Julie Gerstein | February 3, 2012 - 11:20 am

Facts About America’s Warped Body Ideals Are “Controversial” Somehow

Naked models usually gets mouths flapping. But the real reason people are gabbing about a photo spread in Plus Model Magazine is because each picture of plus-size model Katya Zharkova…

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Demi Lovato Furious Over Disney Anorexia Joke

After battling anorexia, singer/actress Demi Lovato is furious her former boss, the Disney Channel, joked about the eating disorder on a TV show. A character on the program Shake It Up said…

Newser | December 26, 2011 - 11:30 am
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