Posts tagged "anorexia"

Girl Talk: Overcoming My Eating Disorder

Writing about eating disorders feels like an exercise in vulnerability, not because I am ashamed to share my story, but due to the extremely emotional nature of the topic for countless women. In an era of Kate Moss, skinny jeans, and "she's too skinny!" tabloid fodder, eating disorders run rampant like a cultural epidemic,…
By: Skylar Grey / October 17, 2011

Evening Quickies: Ali Lohan’s Rep Says She’s Having A “Growth Spurt”

Ali Lohan's rep says her startling, new, uber-skinny appearance is a "normal teenage growth spurt," not plastic surgery or an eating disorder. Um, maybe Ali's growth spurt is working backwards? We are still concerned for her. [Celebuzz] Whoa, check out Elisabetta Canalis in these PETA ads. Bet George Clooney feels like a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2011

Let’s Talk About Ali Lohan’s Sudden Change In Appearance

"Ali Lohan Has A New Face." "A 17-year-old shouldn't have a plastic surgeon playing Frankenstein with her face." "Ali Lohan Gets Crazy Plastic Surgery, No Longer Looks Like A Lohan." "R.I.P. Ali Lohan‘s old face, 1993-2011." These are just a few of the headlines and comments being written about Lindsay Lohan's younger sister Ali, who…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 8, 2011

Kate Moss-Inspired “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels” Kid’s Shirt Banned

You've got to wonder, sometimes, what marketing people are thinking when they make decisions like the one Brit company Zazzle made to allow a children's T-shirt to be sold with the words "Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels." When the T first came to light, Zazzle claimed that it was simply "a custom…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 12, 2011

Doctor Calls Mommyrexia An “Upper East Side, White Girl, Obnoxious Problem”

  I was totally digging this doctor on "The Today Show" who talked — okay, ranted — to Ann Curry about the constant pressure on women to be skinny, including during pregnancy. "Mommyrexia" is when pregnant women cut back on eating or add excessive exercise to their regimen because they're worried about gaining…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2011

Kate Middleton Is “Thinspiration” On Pro-Anorexia Websites

Palace PR disaster: Kate Middleton is the new "thinspiration" icon held up by pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia bloggers. Kate has always been slender and athletic, but she dropped a noticeable amount of weight before her wedding. That makes me sad, because I've been a royal watcher for years and I've always thought she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2011

World’s Worst Mother: “16 And Pregnant” Teen’s Mom Takes The Cake

We've grown used to seeing irresponsible teens and bad parenting on the MTV show "16 And Pregnant," and that's part of what makes it such a compelling and powerful watch. It teaches cocky adolescents that having a baby is more than just dressing infants in cute clothes and parading a kid around in a stroller…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 25, 2011

Study: Anorexia Linked To Spring Birthdays

Scientists and health practitioners are constantly looking to discover what causes and triggers eating disorders, and scientists at Oxford University have seemingly discovered a link between birth dates and anorexia. A study of almost 1300 anorexic patients found that most of their birthdays fell in the spring months, from March to June. That's led scientist…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 29, 2011

Kate Moss-Inspired “Anorexia” Tees Now On Sale In Children’s Sizes

A T-shirt inspired by Kate Moss' controversial personal motto, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels," is being sold on a UK website and marketed to children. As you can imagine, people are outraged, especially those who work for the campaign, Beating Eating Disorders (BEAT). The organization called for a ban on the "dangerous"…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 16, 2011

Today’s Lady News: This Is What A Life-Size Barbie Looks Like

This is what the proportions of a life-size Barbie doll would look like. She's made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen and stands 6 feet tall with a 39" bust, 18" waist and 33" hips. Barbie wears a size 00 skirt that Galia used to wear when she was sick from her eating disorder. This year,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2011

Isabelle Caro, French Model With Anorexia, Dies At 28

Isabelle Caro, a French model who literally became the poster girl for anorexia, passed away last month at age 28. Her acting coach confirmed the model died on November 17, although Caro's specific cause of death is unclear. Isabelle's skeletal body appeared on Milanese billboards in 2007 under the words "No Anorexia" as a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2010

Girl Talk: My Love/Hate Relationship With Thinspiration Blogs

The other night, I was wading through all the junk scattered around my apartment, starting to panic because I couldn’t find a book I needed to review. I threw out bag after bag of garbage and finally decided to get some dinner, my version of which was a prepackaged frozen entree of organic tofu, vegetable…
By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / December 23, 2010

Does This Jonathan Adler “Thinspiration” Pillow Offend You?

Some would argue that the slogan "Nothing feels as good as skinny feels" promotes anorexia. But ask a Weight Watchers member, and she might say this mantra, which I've heard repeated in meetings, kept her on track to healthy weight loss. I can see both sides of the debate, especially since decorator Jonathan Adler, who…
By: Annika Harris / December 15, 2010

Will “Black Swan” Encourage Eating Disorders?

"Black Swan" is a great movie. It's also, as Julie put it, "eating disorder porn." In the movie, Natalie Portman's character not only shows signs of anorexia—she's also bulimic. I had hoped this wouldn't seem glamorous to teens and women seeing the movie since, well, Natalie's character also totally loses it…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 8, 2010

Kathy Griffin Gets Half-Naked For The Troops

This weekend at VH1's Divas Salute The Troops concert, Kathy Griffin gave the troops an eyeful in a camo bikini, a machine gun ammo belt, and black lace-up boots. The comedienne is 50 years old, so there's probably a lot of people who think it's a great accomplishment she's got a body to rival…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Brittany Snow On The “Love Is Louder” Campaign

Brittany Snow is one of those celebs who I've enjoyed onscreen — in the "Hairspray" remake, "Prom Night," a singular episode of "Gossip Girl" during a Lily Van Der Woodsen flashback — but didn't think much about. But it turns out, she's actually a really cool person with a big heart. Brittany works closely…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2010

Portia De Rossi Talks Anorexia On Wife Ellen’s Show

If this clip from Portia de Rossi's appearance on her wife's talk show tomorrow doesn't make you tear up, your heart is made of stone. Portia opened up about her struggle with anorexia, which had her weighing only 82 lbs. at one point. "I don't think anyone can really understand what it'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2010

I Feel Sorry For The Marie Claire “Fatties” Author

I have a high threshold for sexist, sizeist, classist, and racist things that people write on the internet because I've seen so much of it over the years. But the MarieClaire.com article by Maura Kelly titled "Should 'Fatties' Get A Room?" -- which we told you about yesterday -- was above-and-beyond disgusting.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2010

“I Love Anorexia” T-Shirts Prove It’s Hard To Make Eating Disorders Remotely Funny

I love a meta-commentary as much as the next person, but some things are just tacky -- invoking the Nazis while discussing health care reform, for example. T-shirts emblazoned with the words "I love anorexia" also fit the bill.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2010

Extremely Thin Girl Cast — And Then Cast Off — “America’s Next Top Model”

Before Cycle 15 of "America's Next Top Model" even began, much fuss was made about Ann, a tall and gawky contestant with the most narrow waist in the world. But after last night's episode, it's clear that the model to truly be concerned about is Anamaria, 19, who, at 5'10" and 110 lbs., think…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2010