Posts tagged "eating disorders"

Girl Talk: I’m A Binge Eater (Sometimes)

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my boyfriend’s living room table, alone, in the middle of a weekday afternoon, my laptop open, trying to fend off both a…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | April 10, 2012 - 12:00 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

Pinterest Bans Pro-Anorexia And Thinsporation Material

Our favorite new Internet timewaster, Pinterest has in recent weeks become a haven for online pro-anorexia and eating disorder communities. Drawn to the site’s image-heavy, community-oriented style, thinsporation posters have…

Julie Gerstein | March 27, 2012 - 11:20 am

Israel Passes New Legislation Regarding Models In Advertising

The battle against photo manipulation, namely within the realm of fashion, is an ongoing one with no end in sight. It seems like more fuel is constantly being fed to…

Rachel Krause | March 21, 2012 - 4:20 pm

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

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

Girl Talk: I’m A Secret Eater

During Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Special, it was not failing to include her groom in her venue choice or that her sister accused said groom of being opportunistic that struck a…

Shoshana Davis | October 13, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Daphne Guinness Doesn’t Eat

“I’ll eat when I’m dead.”–Brit designer addict and heiress Daphne Guinness on how she stays thin enough to fit into her couture collection. The 43-year-old subsists on Red Bull and…

Julie Gerstein | September 23, 2011 - 5:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2011 - 7:00 pm

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.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 8, 2011 - 11:20 am

Morning Quickies: Jane Fonda Talks Body Image & Bulimia

Jane Fonda opened up to Harper’s Bazaar about her lifelong body image issues. “I wasn’t very happy from, I would say, puberty to 50? It took me a long…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2011 - 12:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2011 - 5:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | May 25, 2011 - 2:40 pm

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.

Julie Gerstein | April 29, 2011 - 2:40 pm

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″…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Models Eat Cotton Balls Dipped In OJ & Other Troubling Observations By One Model’s Mama

No matter how badly a mother wants her daughter to succeed, she has every reason to be freaked out when she sees that her daughter’s contemporaries consider “lunch” to be…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2011 - 10:20 am

Even The Fashion Industry Complains About The Beauty Standards Of The Fashion Industry

You and I aren’t the only ones wondering why “high fashion” fetishizes the gamine, undernourished look of 14-year-old girls fresh OTB from Belarus: recently, two insiders from the heart of…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Candace Cameron Sorta Opens Up About Bulimia

“It’s a very dangerous cycle that can just start to consume your life and really take over. … It wasn’t about me trying to lose weight. It was all about…

Kate Torgovnick/ | December 30, 2010 - 3:50 pm