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So, What’s Wrong With This Karlie Kloss Photo?

Karlie Nearly Naked
Is Karlie Kloss to young to be photographed nude? Read More »
Kate "Thinspiration"
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Kate Middleton is "thinspiration" on pro-anorexia web sites. Read More »
Exploiting Anorexia
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Will a new reality TV show exploit women with eating disorders? Read More »
Ali Lohan, Scary Skinny
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Ali Lohan's sudden change in appearance is worrying. Read More »

Last week, a series of photos of model Karlie Kloss went up on Vogue Italia’s website. The shots, by photographer Stephen Meisel, prominently featured the mostly-nude body of Kloss. But just as quickly as the photos went up, one shot — this shot — was taken down. And fashionistas began surmising that perhaps Kloss’s taut, toned figure seemed just a little too slim and skinny. But it’s curious that one particular photo was singled out as being too extreme, as the entire shoot has already been popping up on pro-anorexia websites as “thinspiration” fodder. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Considered Weight Loss Surgery

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
One woman's experience battling this disorder. Read More »
Overcoming E.D.
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A woman explains how she overcame her eating disorder. Read More »
Losing 100lbs
And finding out what the world thinks of fat people. Read More »

It was my worst fear. I recovered from anorexia/bulimia and became morbidly obese. I lost and regained weight in a furious and uncontrollable cycle. I didn’t think I had it in me to try again. 

But I couldn’t ignore how my health was deteriorating. My right knee constantly hurt and buckled, making walking difficult. I had osteoarthritis. While my knee couldn’t be fixed, I could slow down the deterioration and stave off knee surgery.

Enter my thoughts of weight loss surgery. Even if I could lose the weight on my own, it would take well over a year. I read that gastric bypass surgery (“GBS”) patients lost most of their excess weight within 6 months. That’s a no brainer, I decided. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Overcoming My Eating Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
One woman's experience battling this disorder. Read More »
Kate "Thinspiration"
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Kate Middleton is "thinspiration" on pro-anorexia web sites. Read More »
Barbie Vs. Reality
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Katie Halchishick depicts Barbie vs. reality in O Magazine. Read More »
Comfortable Curvy
She likes her bigger body better. Read More »
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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, continuing to fester alongside a never-ending preoccupation with body image. Although the majority of the media narrows the scope of the issue to models and celebrities, eating disorders are actually most prevalent amongst us everyday girls. Simultaneously, the reality of EDs extends beyond the teenage anecdotes of starving ourselves to be popular; these serious diseases have lifetime physical and psychological ramifications and are far more multifarious than extreme dieting. Weight is a sensitive subject to say the least, one I am going to handle diplomatically. The objective of sharing my story is not to be controversial, blame Hollywood, or spark debate on how to confront eating disorders, but to reflect on the complexities of a ghost that has haunted me and so many others for over a decade.

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

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  • 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 an idiot. [Just Jared]
  • It’s too bad Ami is not in the office today because she would be all over this latest craze: “Batmanning.” I dunno, hanging upside down by your feet sounds kind of dangerous unless you’re a fruitbat. [Crushable]

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

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“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 recently signed a contract with NEXT Model Management. Clearly Ali looks shockingly different in this recent photo (you can see others here) than she did just two years ago (inset). Her lips appear to be a bit fuller, her cheekbones are more pronounced, and her eyes seem wider; the general consensus among writers on the internet is that she’s had drastic plastic surgery. But while I wouldn’t put it past Dina Lohan to give the thumbs up to her 17-year-old putting her face under the scalpel, my first thought upon seeing these photos was, Oh my god, she must have an eating disorder. Keep reading »

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 products platform, it enables all users to create their own products that feature their own content. In this way, Zazzle is an outlet for users to express their personal opinions and viewpoints.” In effect, it was simply a platform for users, but not responsible for what users created with its platform. Well, Zazzle’s card has been pulled by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, who have deemed the shirts “harmful to children.”

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